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.