Raon Everun Note: Dual-core, touch-screen Netbook

What's this, a dual-core Netbook? Every Netbook we've reviewed to date has featured a single-core CPU, which in almost all cases has been the 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270. Not so with Raon Digital's Everun Note, which casts aside the Atom in favor of an 1.2GHz AMD Turion X2 chip.

The Everun Note is tiny, even for Netbook standards. It weighs just 1.6 pounds and features a 7-inch display. Impressively, the display features a 1,024x600 resolution, which is the same resolution found on larger 9- and 10-inch Netbooks. (The Asus Eee PC 4G and … Read more

A low-priced alternative to the OQO and Flipstart

A New York Times article on Thursday tipped me off to a new handheld PC called the Everun from Raon Digital of Korea.

Although this machine has apparently been around for over a month, this was the first I'd heard of it. The occasion for the Times' mention was that the Everun is now available from Dynamism, a company that has become a hero to the early-adopter crowd by importing all kinds of gizmos that aren't officially for sale in the US market. If you haven't been to Dynamism, go check it out, it's great.

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Ultramobile PC claims 12-hour battery

Some of us at Crave have never been huge fans of the so-called ultramobile PC (UMPC), but maybe that's because we have an aversion to gadgets with acronyms that sound like universities. Plus, there just seem to be so many reasons not to want them. But a new offering from Korean computer maker Raon claims to have dispensed with one of those black marks: battery power.

It's been christened the "Everun" because its batteries can last from 7 to 12 hours, according to the company, depending on whether it's running a standard or enhanced pack. … Read more