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Hooch Tan
11-27-2010, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/26/jolicloud-jolibook-review/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/26/...olibook-review/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The Jolicloud Jolibook. Oh yes, it's sounded like a made-up device ever since the pictures of it started to leak out, but the netbook centered around the Jolicloud Linux operating system is indeed a real product. So real that we've been using the Atom N550-powered system over the past few days. Sure, we've gotten looks in public because its cartoon-covered lid, but the &pound;279 ($443) machine isn't meant for "grown-ups" -- it's intended for a younger set, or those between the ages of 15 and 25."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1290881554.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>There seems to be two main things to consider about the Jolicloud Jolibook; the hardware and the software.&nbsp; On the hardware side of things, the Jolibook seems to be very pedestrian.&nbsp; The only remarkable aspect of the netbook is the lid, which if you decide to be a must have, I am sure you can find a skin protector that has a similar theme.&nbsp; The only real selling point of the Jolibook is the OS which is free to download and install on any other laptop.&nbsp; I am reminded of the model that Apple uses, where Jolicloud is responsible for the entire product, but the Jolibook seems to lack the polish that Apple is famous for.&nbsp; While I think it is certainly a decent attempt, the hardware is going to need more finesse than a questionably trendy cover to stand out.&nbsp; Has the Jolibook actually caught your eye?&nbsp; What makes it a must buy for you?</p>