Jolicloud Jolibook netbook shipping this month

first_imgLate last month Jolicloud CEO Tariq Krim posted some photos through his Twitter account of what looked to be a new netbook. At the time all we knew was this device was going to be a netbook running the cloud-based Jolicloud 1.1 operating system.Now the details are becoming clearer and the netbook has a name: Jolibook. Even better is the fact it is being released before the end of this month.AdChoices广告Unfortunately we don’t have a confirmed release date or price yet. What TechCrunch has found out is Jolibook will use a dual core Atom N550 processor, has a 250GB hard drive, VGA port, and a few USB ports. Memory and screen size are something else we’d like to know details of too, but a 10.1″ display is expected.As for price, it’s listed on the teaser below as “affordable”.Read more at TechCrunchMatthew’s OpinionJolicloud has made the right decision launching this netbook now. Chrome OS hasn’t launched yet, but lots of people are talking about whether a cloud-based OS will deliver. Jolicloud has an open market for people to decide whether it can or not over the Christmas period.I really hope they’ve gone bigger than a 10″ screen and we get an 11″ at least. I also hope the price is surprisingly low so it is an impulse purchase. I want a $199 or less price tag to be announced and then the market for this netbook expands to the masses and not just the smaller group of interested consumers.It looks as though Jolicloud is shipping standard netbook hardware in the Jolibook. That means if you really don’t like Jolicloud as an operating system it should be an easy task to get Linux running instead. You don’t lose out as you still managed to acquire a very cheap netbook, or at least we hope it’s very cheap.last_img

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