everex

  • Netbook margins so low, some PC makers not even going to bother

    Netbook margins so low, some PC makers not even going to bother

    Flickr’d All these small form factor laptops? Turns out they’re not too great for the companies making them. Companies like Asus with its EeePC and Acer with its Everex (and Dell’s future netbook) are now finding out just how little they actually make by selling the small laptops. Margins are so thin on these devices that other traditional PC maunfacturers have decided to sit out… Read More

  • Everex creates Mac Mini-like MySpace PC

    Everex creates Mac Mini-like MySpace PC

    If you’re into MySpace enough that you’ve been pining for a PC made JUST for doing MySpace-type activities, Everex has the PC for you. Its what happens when you combine an award winning design with the power of Open Source.  The limited edition gPC mini (MyMiniPC) provides MySpace users with a customized platform to easily collaborate, modify and update webpages on the… Read More

  • Cloudbook turning Japanese, gets touchscreen and XP

    Cloudbook turning Japanese, gets touchscreen and XP

    On March 22nd, Everex will be releasing its Eee-like Cloudbook in Japan. Unlike the Cloudbook available here in the US, the Japanese version has a front-mounted trackpad (instead of up in the corner), touchscreen, webcam, and Windows XP. All these features will come at a price, though, as the Japanese Cloudbook (model number CE1200J) will cost 59,800 Yen — or $617 US. More details… Read More

  • Why there's no more Linux at Wal-Mart

    [photopress:Everex_gPC2.jpg,full,center] This sounds like a no-brainer, but one man, Joel Mclaughlin, theorizes that the low-cost Linux PCs have disappeared from Wal-Mart is because the boxes were too complex for the average Wal-Mart customer. And he’s right. It’s not that they’re hard to use — developers have made great progress in the last few years making Linux into a… Read More

  • Everex gPC line pulled from Wal-Mart shelves

    Everex gPC line pulled from Wal-Mart shelves

    It seems that your local Wal-Mart is not, in fact, the best place to go to pick up an inexpensive Linux-powered desktop computer running gOS. The Everex gPC line — which our intrepid editor John Biggs called “the suck” with “a half-baked ‘Google’ OS” — will no longer be available for in-store purchase. Company spokesperson Melissa O’Brien was… Read More

  • Google Focused Linux PC's Fail At Wal-Mart

    Google Focused Linux PC's Fail At Wal-Mart

    PC’s running a Google focused version of Linux have been dropped from sale in Wal-Mart stores. The Everex gPC launched in October with a $199 price tag and an operating system that put Google front and center. The gOS Linux Distribution offered direct links into Google services such as Gmail and Google Docs, as well as links to Wikipedia and Facebook. We asked in November whether gOS is the… Read More

  • Cloudbook launches on Wal-Mart's website

    [photopress:cloudbook.jpg,full,center] Did you hear that? That was the sound of the Everex Cloudbook finally hitting. We’d heard rumors of it being delayed until at least March, but Wal-Mart has them in stock, at $399. While initial review units had problems, it’s possible they’ve been corrected for the final retail version, but given the tight time from, we doubt it. Tread… Read More

  • Everex CloudBook delayed again until mid-March?

    Everex CloudBook delayed again until mid-March?

    Those of you waiting for tomorrow — when the Cloudbook is supposed to be available at fine retailers like Walmart — might want to prepare yourselves for a longer wait…again. Already delayed to begin with, the Everex Cloudbook has been, you guessed it, delayed again. First it was Chinese New Year coupled with OS refinements and now it’s snow. Snow. Snow is delaying the… Read More

  • CloudBook unboxed and riddled with problems [Update]

    CloudBook unboxed and riddled with problems [Update]

    Our pals over at Laptop got their mitts on the CloudBook and they’ve run into two major problems. I guess it’s three, but they’re only reporting on two. They can’t even get it past the start screen right now is what I’m being told. LMAO. Here are the other two things they’ve run into. * The pointing device: The touchpad is a tiny stretch of plastic in the most… Read More

  • Everex Cloudbook: The Motion Picture

    The video’s about on the same level of quality as Heidi Montag’s new music video, but considerably sexier. Well, maybe. In any case, it doesn’t give you the sense of how compact the thing is since there is no way of telling the scale in the video. It could be a galaxy-sized Cloudbook in a white void, but likely it’s just their production model, set to hit the street hot on… Read More

 
  • Everex delays CloudBook until end of February

    Everex delays CloudBook until end of February

    There’s no joy in Mudville as Everex has delayed its $399 Linux-based ultraportable notebook (specs here) until February. It was supposed to be released yesterday and, sure, February’s less than a week away but Everex is talking about a month from now, meaning the end of February. The delay, according to Everex, is due to the “OS being refined” and workers taking time off… Read More

  • More and more tiny notebooks coming this year

    More and more tiny notebooks coming this year

    This is going to be an interesting year. A year when a whole bunch of Asus Eee-like 7- to 9-inch notebooks are going to start coming out of the woodwork. An Everex version is coming out in less than a week at Walmart stores and, of course, there’s the actual Eee itself that’s available now. But throughout the year, we’ll see even more options — some most recently reported… Read More

  • Everex prepping a 9-inch sub-$500 notebook too

    Everex prepping a 9-inch sub-$500 notebook too

    I caught word from the VIA rep at CES that Everex would be offering a 7-inch Linux-based notebook at Walmart and then Nicholas followed up with the official word. Now we’re hearing that Everex will follow the 7-inch version (shown above) up with a 9-inch version some time in June and will aim to keep it under $500. The 7-inch version will cost $399 so it might be safe to say that the 9-inch… Read More

  • Everex Cloudbook: Ultra-mobile, Green & Linux

    [photopress:everex_cloudbook_CE1200V.jpg,full,center] Product Name: Everex Cloudbook Description: An “ultra-mobile” PC that runs on gOS Rocket Price: $399 In-store date: January 25 (at Walmart.com) Site: Everex Why it’s cool: It’s green (as in the environment), which is chic nowadays, and does seem to offer a decent power:performance ratio given the price. The Linux-based… Read More

  • The Tale of the Tiniest Touchpad, by Everex

    The Tale of the Tiniest Touchpad, by Everex

    Next to Everex’s Eee-killer, they had another product, more a prototype than anything, but with a similar form factor. This one has its baby touchpad in a more traditional spot, which made it look even more lonely and puny. It truly is only about as big as your “tab” key, though it works surprisingly well. Read More

  • Look out Eee, a $399 tiny laptop from Everex is afoot

    Look out Eee, a $399 tiny laptop from Everex is afoot

    I found the VIA table last night, tucked way back in a corner and found out that Everex will begin selling an ultraportable Linux-based notebook similar to the one shown here. This one is from Packard Bell and runs XP — currently being sold in Europe — but the one we’ll be getting in the US within the next week or so will be manufactured by Everex and will run Linux. It’ll… Read More

  • Everex's gPC is the suck

    Everex's gPC is the suck

    I was worried this would happen when I first saw the gPC a few months ago. I knew the idea wouldn’t fly and that the OS was half-baked, but now PC Magazine, that bastion of hard-core reviewing, has confirmed my suspicions. They found the entire system to be uninspiring and basically said: Aside from being cheap and unaffected by Windows viruses, there’s not a lot to recommend in the… Read More

  • Everex takes on Eee for cheapskates everywhere

    Everex takes on Eee for cheapskates everywhere

    The OLPC XO isn’t the only tiny, small, dwarven laptop making news this month. the Eee PC is the most wanted laptop under trees this year, and other manufacturers have taken notes, if not exception, with the popularity. Everex, makers of all Peecees super-cheap, has what it thinks is a competitor on its blueprints. They’re calling it the Cloudbook, and it’s pretty hot, in a… Read More

  • Everex gPC unboxing

    Everex gPC unboxing

    Matt Cutts has a quick unboxing of the $200 gPC by Everex that’s been making news lately. As you might guess, it looks a lot like a "regular" computer in a box. It even comes with a modem. Remember modems? Unboxing the Everex $200 Linux Computer [Matt Cutts] Read More

  • Try gOS on your PC

    Try gOS on your PC

    We talked about Everex’s gPC last week, explaining that it’s basically a cheap PC running a version of Ubuntu that links directly to Google apps for most of its office functionality. What we didn’t know is that you can download gOS all by itself, burn it to a live or installation CD, and enjoy turning your $3,000 gaming rig into a $199 Wal-Mart clunker. Why would you do this? Read More