Everex VA1500V gBook $399 15.4″ Laptop Now Available

Everex VA1500V gBookThe Everex VA1500V, the company’s new low-cost notebook PC, is now available.

This $399 15.4-inch laptop, also known as the gBook, is based on the VIA C7-M processor at 1.50GHz and the VIA Chrome9 HC integrated graphics. The Everex VA1500V comes with 512MB of DDR2 memory, a 60GB hard drive, and a DVD/CD-RW Combo optical drive. Its display has a resolution of 1440-by-900 pixels.

The notebook has a built-in Atheros AR5005G 802.11b/g Wireless Network Adapter, an Ethernet LAN port, three USB ports, and a VGA output, but it has no PC Card or ExpressCard slot.

The system weighs 5.3 lbs with a standard 3-cell battery.

As same as the 7-inch Everex CloudBook, the gBook VA1500V runs the gOS V2, a Linux-based operating system. With the gOS, you get a lot of free preinstalled software including OpenOffice.org 2.3, Mozilla Firefox, Meebo, Skype, GIMP, Xine Movie Player, and various Google applications.

The Everex VA1500V is currently available at NewEgg.

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Danijel is a tech writer who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles, and tablet PCs.

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  1. Do not want to pay the “Microsoft Tax” when I buy a laptop. Not to mention that having to pay it for “Vista” is even worse than being forced to take “XP.”

    I will be quite happy loading Ubuntu on it and throwing 2GB of RAM into it for $50 (already on order)

    May eventually get a larger hard drive and/or batter for it. (But it should handle the basics just fine for me…)

    By the way the Dell comes out to $449 by my calculations… I suspect the Dells still include a MS Tax since they never seem to have a comparable configurations between their Ubuntu and Windows based models. Makes it real hard to do a head to head comparison of the “price.”

  2. I like to hear that the prices are dropping on computers. I have heard of the GPC that is supposed to be selling at Wal-mart for a whopping two hundred.
    Its already selling on new egg for that price. I don’t believe it comes with a monitor though. Fine by me. I can get a crt at the local thrift for less than twenty.

  3. I can’t understand why anyone would by this machine if you can buy Dell Vostro 1000 / AMD Athlon 64 X2 / 15 inch / 1Gb / 80 Gb / DVD-RW / ATI Radeon Xpress 115 for $419

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