I looked at the info for the cloudbook before buying my eeePc, and I was ... less than impressed.
First off, it's a VIA. At only 1.2 gHz, it doesn't really have an edge over the Celeron M. (The Dothan-core Celeron is -not- your grampa's Celeron!)
Second, the memory is only expandable to 1GB, vice 2 on the ASUS.
Third ... I mean, seriously, Everex vs. Asus? Is that even a serious question as far as quality? And even if it was, the Cloudbook is a stripped-down Packard Bell Nanobook. I suspect more than a few of us are old enough to remember Packard Hell ...
Fourth. Yeah, it's got a 30 gig hard drive. So what? I've got about a TB of storage that I can tap into when I get home. Doesn't mean that I need to carry it around with me. 4 GB plus whatever I put in the SDHC slot is plenty. But hey, with only a 4200 rpm drive, at least it won't bottleneck the VIA processor so's you'd notice it.
Fifth. Did you notice where the mouse is on the Cloudbook? It's by the right-side screen hinge. The buttons are on the opposite side. It looks
to be a stone-cold ***** to use, although given the hole between the sides of the hinges, it might be a little easier to use when you're just holding the thing, not using it setting on a table or anything.
Sixth. It's just plain ugly. Why is the monitor set off to the left side of the unit? For the eeePc, yeah, it's got a huge bezel around the screen ... but at least (a) there are speaker grilles there and (b) there's already pictures out there of the 8- and 8.9-inch units, which have the screen taking up the whole upper portion. And it's in the center of the thing. Not set off insanely to the left.
Sixth. So it's got a slightly bigger screen. I'll give it that. But still, it's not any higher resolution than the eeePc. It's just bigger. And it's still ugly.
Seriously. If this were US$50 cheaper than the eeePC I might be interested, but as it is ... not really. It will get significant market penetration, though - it's going to be sold through WalMart.