To their credit, Raon Digital never said the company’s upcoming Everun Note was a netbook or a UMPC. But it is tiny, at just 7.9″ x 4.6″ x 1.1″ and weighing just 1.6 pounds. That makes this laptop smaller and lighter than most netbooks.
But it also happens to pack a 1.2GHz AMD Turion 64×2 dual core processor, which means it’s also more powerful (although that power comes at the expense of battery life — the Everun Note tops out at around 2.5 hours).
I already knew the Everun Not was going to be more expensive than your typical netbook. The price I’d initially heard was around $800. But Chippy at UMPC Portal just got an official product brochure which states the suggested prices is $879 before tax and shipping. In other words, you’re looking at a $900 purchase.
Now, by last year’s standards, that would be an excellent price for a small computer with this kind of power. But you can buy a netbook for half or even a third that price. So what do you think, is the Everun Note an expensive netbook or a cheap subnotebook?