Laptop mag got their hands on a Everex CloudBook sub-notebook this morning, the $400 Asus Eee fighter that has a built-in 30GB hard drive instead of the Eee’s all-solid-state rig up. I have (had?) high hopes for the CloudBook, but the first impressions don’t sound that good:
The pointing device: The touchpad is a tiny stretch of plastic in the most awkward place you can possibly imagine, on the right above the keyboard. The left and right mouse buttons are on the left side above the keyboard, forcing you to use two hands to navigate and click.
That’s a really, really bizarre decision. I don’t know why I hadn’t noticed that from the press images before. Also, Laptop is having issues even getting the thing setup, software-wise.
CloudBook Unboxing and Very First Impressions [Blog.LaptopMag.com]