Raon Digital announces Everun

Raon_everun

Shortly after receiving confirmation from Raon Digital that its second-generation Vega handtop (commonly referred to as the Vega2 or Vega II) was scheduled for release this year, I asked the Korean company to add me to their mailing list. I’ve been added to such lists before and have usually been miffed at the results, but not so this time. Not at all. Because appearing in my inbox very early yesterday morning (3:09 am, if you’re curious) was a 7-page PDF formally introducing the Everun . . . a whole family of them! The first thing I did, after scratching my head at the curious-looking chicklet keypad on the right, was compare the official specs to the supposedly leaked set. The verdict?

Not completely out of left field. Certainly not fully accurate, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call "jennifer" a flat-out liar. According to her, the "Vega2" would be 0.98-inches thick (check!), have a 60GB hard drive (check!), and a 7-hour standard battery life (check!). She was way off with everything else, but what she did know (or what she got lucky guessing) was better than what I could’ve come up with.

Everun_pdf


Everun STDEverun Lite
Model
S66HSS60HS6SL30HL6S-E
Storage 60GB HDD
6GB SSD
60GB HDD6GB SSD30GB HDD6GB SSD
CPU600MHz
AMD LX900
500MHz
AMD LX800
RAM512MB512MB256MB
OSWindows XP Home
Wireless 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, WWAN (HSDPA/WiBro) option
Display4.8" WVGA TFT touchscreen (800 x 480, 16.7M colors)
PortsUSB 2.0, USB host, DC-in, microphone, headphone, dock
Size6.69" x 3.27" x 0.98"
Weight1.10 lbs.1.08 lbs.1.01 lbs.1.08 lbs.1.01 lbs

Note: Specs last updated 12/07 

Firm pricing hasn’t been announced for any of the models but resellers are estimating a $600 to $900 range, which by current standards is pretty exceptional. All units are bundled with a standard battery, power adapter and cable, VGA adapter cable, stylus, cloth carrying case, and hand strap. Accessories such as an extended battery (good for an astonishing 12 hours!), docking station, car dock, and USB-based GPS and DMB modules exclusively for Korea will be available separately.

I’m not completely sold on the keyboard type/placement right now, but I’m definitely intrigued enough by the optical mouse, automatic screen-rotation feature, and general design to want to get my hands on a unit.

Everun_press

Check out the gallery here and the promo video up at UMPCportal.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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