Laptop Review : Zyrex Ubud

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I believe Ubud is Zyrex’ answer to Asus’ EEE. This tiny, cute, lightweight (it’s only 0.94 kg) laptop is no toy though. Unlike EEE that has inconveniently small secondary storage, Ubud is shipped with 30 GB harddisk making it good enough for working grown-ups. It uses VIA C7-M,ULV 1.2Ghz, 1 GB RAM, and it has all the other funky stuffs like 1.3 MP camera, it’s bluetooth ready, has 802.11 b/g – USB interface, 1x RJ 45 port for 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN, and hmm did I miss something? Oh yea … card reader too.

Sounds too good to be true? Well, some stuffs do get sacrificed for the sake of portability no optical drive is given, the 7″ display is way to small for people with impaired visions, and it uses rather oddly positioned micro pad. More about the micro pad, this is how it works: you have to use one of your right hand’s finger to move the mouse cursor around, and then you need two fingers of your left hand to do left click and right click. Hmm … practice makes perfect, otherwise just use a mouse.

Overall, I give this laptop a 7 out of 10. I love how this laptop slips into my handbags easily ^^, I bet this will be a hit among the girls. Another plus: Zyrex is a 100% Indonesian Product! Unfortunately, I need more powerful machine for my work, so I have to forget about forking my money on this. Price wise, it’s veryyyy affordable too. I’m guessing it is tagged at around Rp. 6 million, I don’t know its exact recommended retail price because President University students and staffs got a much much better price 😉 . More information is available here.

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15 thoughts on “Laptop Review : Zyrex Ubud

  1. Atticus says:

    Hi,

    From your first photo, it looks like Zyrex Ubud is running Windows XP? Hmm.. others are reporting that it’s running Windows Vista. Anyway, I heard that the recommended retail price is Rp4,999,000.

    Do you have clearer shots of the ultra portable? If it convenient for you, can you contact me at my email address? Thanks. 🙂

  2. nebulousarion says:

    sure , i’ll send them tonight (after work) ^^
    Yes, ubud is originally shipped with vista, but we requested xp instead of vista.

  3. Atticus says:

    Hi nebulosarion,

    Both Zyrex Ubud and Everex Cloudbook CE1200V are based on Via Nanobook reference design. These Nanobooks are probably built by the same manufacturer – FIC Taiwan.

    I was wondering if you would like to share some photos of Zyrex Ubud or maybe a product review if you have the time. But photos are definitely good enough. There will be proper acknowledgements with a link back to your site.

    Hi Richard,

    I think Zyrex and Everex are unrelated. 🙂

  4. Belutz says:

    Zyrex Ubud is based on Cloudbook Everex just like Zyrex Anoa is based on Intel Netbook (Classmate PC/CMPC). They allow different brand name for localization.

  5. eddy says:

    the cloudbook everex price is $399(include gOS)
    the ubud zyrex price is $499(include vista SE)

    the diferent is in RAM>>cloudbook just 512mb of ram..ubud have 1gb of ram

    i wonder if the Vista OS can be switch with XP..i rather XP than Vista
    because when use vista,ubud only have score 1.0..thats mean this ubud use much memory to run the vista OS.
    ngono bro..wakakakak

  6. nebulousarion says:

    oiya .. i made a mistake .. besides, since their max resolutions is so small, having 1.3 MP camera would be quite pointless.
    Thanks deach

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