If one of the things keeping you away from the Raon Digital Everun Note (aside from the recall) is its 60GB spinning hard drive, then it may be time to step a little closer. Because according to UMPCPortal, the original mini notebook has turned out to be the black sheep of an SSD-based family and will soon be sandwiched between the low-end S16S (1.2GHz Sempron, 16GB SSD, Ubuntu, $659) and high-end D24S (1.2GHz Turion 64 X2, 24GB SSD [8GB fast SLC, 16GB standard MLC], Windows XP, $950).
I’m not sure the SSD benefits really outweigh the serious reduction in storage space, but the built-in SD card slot should be able to pick up most of the slack. Having all three models priced under $1000 is a good move on Raon Digital’s part and should be well received by consumers, but a 24GB flash drive is hardly "high-end," especially when it adds only about $80 to the existing Everun Note. A 64GB SSD would be much more expensive, sure, but that’s why it’s called the top-of-the-line model.
The S16S is expected to be released in mid-November, while the D24S is already being offered to resellers. The current model, the D60H, is available now.