The strangely named Jolicloud Jolibook netbook looks as strange as its name. But looks can be deceiving so how does it perform?
Joanna Stern of Engadget has had a good look at the Linux powered device. The netbook is more aimed for the younger user which explains the design of the lid. The touchpad was found to have some issues with navigating, with the cursor not wanting to cooperate and jumping across the screen. Bluetooth is supported so a mouse was used instead.
It was found the 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 screen was bright enough for viewing content on Hulu or YouTube. Speakers are what you expect to find on a netbook, being tinny and not very loud. The Jolicloud operating system is ideal for underpowered systems and is a breeze on the netbook, which is powered by a 1.66GHz dual-core Atom N550 processor, and 1GB of RAM.
The processor copes well when playing 720p content, but starts to really struggle with 1080P. Currently priced at £279 ($443), it was found that if you are not worried about having cloud based netbook, you would be better off looking for Windows 7 netbook.
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