CloudBook Unboxing and first impressions

Feb 15, 2008
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CloudBook Unboxing and first impressions

LaptopMag was one of the first if not the first to get their CloudBook and they did the usual unboxing/fondling of it and have some interesting first impressions. In a nutshell, they seem to hate it.

I don’t know if they are biased, they don’t seem like it, and they certainly have some worthy products to compare it to (such as an Eee) but they seem to be having nothing but problems with the notebook. Right off the bat the installed version of the OS had too big of a screen resolution so the little installation things you have to go through when you first turn on a computer were too big and they couldn’t move onto the next screen because they couldn’t find the buttons to do so.

Apparently that issue is only in the Press versions of the notebooks, so normal customers shouldn’t have to worry too much, but they seem to have had some other problems with the notebook and overall say it “needs more time in the oven”. They do like a lot of the features that come with the CloudBook but there seems to be a lot of the useability type of features that are lacking, click on through for what they have to say so far.

[via laptopmag]


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