Launch date: January 25, 2008
Fatal flaw(s): Odd design
We're big fans of the Linux-based gOS operating system that powers the CloudBook, so it was a real disappointment when we actually played around with it. Overall, it's not horrible. It's a passable system with passable specs, but it's design struck us, and many others, as, well, odd. Not only does it look kind of like that One Child Per Laptop device—that's whatever—it's trackpad is in the wierdest position we've ever seen. It's located to the right of the screen. Imagine that. Billed as a netbook, we couldn't see how using it on the go would be easy or cool. Being different for different's sake isn't the move.