France’s Surcouf plans to launch an ultraportable notebook that looks a lot like the Everex Cloudbook because they’re both built on the same VIA Nanobook reference design. But just so you don’t confuse La Révolution with the Cloudbook, this one comes in white or gold. Or at least, it’s got some gold coloring. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume it’s not actually made of gold,because while it seems a bit overpriced at €399 (about $624 US), it’s not exactly “made of solid gold” overpriced.
Here’s what’s under the hood:
- Processor: 1.2GHz VIA C7 CPU
- RAM: 1GB RAM
- Storage: 60G hard drive
- Display: 7 inch 800 x 480 pixel display
- Connectivity: WiFi and Bluetooth
- Expansion: Optional webcam, 3G, and GPS modules
- Availability: Scheduled to ship in France starting in May
The laptop will be available in a choice of white- or gold-coloured cases. The former ships in June, but the gold model will go on sale in May.
Surcouf.com is offering the first 200 buyers a free webcam module to slot in, but the retailer’s site suggests other modules will be offered, including a 3G connectivity unit, a GPS pick-up and a phone module.