France-based Jolicloud‘s Jolibook will reportedly hit the (UK) market starting today at a £279 price point (roughly $380). I’m one of the first to have received a review unit, which runs the all-new version of the company’s eponymous Linux-based cloud OS, Jolicloud 1.1.
I’m not much of a hardware reviewer, unlike the CrunchGear team, but fortunately there isn’t all that much to review when it comes to the hardware. All in all, it’s a pretty standard package for a small-sized computer at a fairly steep price considering it doesn’t include Windows, which many, far cheaper netbooks with the same configuration do.
Still, Jolicloud 1.1 is the reason I’d recommend some people – not everyone, and mainly persons who travel a lot and have made the switch to Web-based applications for most of their work-related or personal activities already – to purchase it, over any netbook that comes with Windows in that – rumored – price range.