Jolicloud Jolibook

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Jolicloud Jolibook review

Summary

Pros
  • Attractive, intuitive Linux operating system Easy to add web applicationsComfortable chiclet keyboard
Cons
  • Flaky touchpad Bulging six-cell battery Battery life lags in comparison to other netbooks
Jolicloud Jolibook review

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 £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. You know, those that tend to live in the Cloud. So, does the netbook have appeal beyond the young'uns? And is the social, app-based Jolicloud 1.1 OS, which is built on Ubuntu and HTML 5, robust enough to take you away from Windows or another flavor of Linux? We've got the answers to those questions and so much more in our full review.

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Breakdown

Battery life
6.0
Design and form factor
6.0
Speed and features
8.0
Display
6.0
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Specs

Jolibook

Type
Netbook
Bundled OS
Linux
Processor speed
1.5 GHz
Video outputs
VGA
Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Jolibook

Type
Netbook
Bundled OS
Linux
Processor speed
1.5 GHz
Video outputs
VGA
Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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