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Sylvania GNET28001SO Meso 8.9" Netbook PC (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Ubuntu OS) Yellow


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  • 2.2 lbs of muscular Intel Atom performance at uncompromised mobility
  • Connected, built in WiFi
  • Secure web browsing, email and entertainment
  • Windows Xp Home Edition or Linux-based Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • 8.9-Inch LED backlit display with integrated webcam for easy chat and photos
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Screen Size8.9 inches
ProcessorIntel Atom
RAM1 GB
Hard Drive80 GB
Brand NameSylvania
Item model numbergnet28001so
Item Weight2.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.10 x 7 x 1.25 inches
Color Yellow
Processor BrandIntel
  
Additional Information
ASINB001DIY2D4
Shipping Weight4.6 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 23, 2008
  
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Meso Solar/1.6GHz Intel Atom/1GB RAM/8.9-inch TFT/80GB HDD/3USB IN /VGA PORT/20Min LI-ION Battery

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James A. Penny
The netbook version of Ubuntu runs well and is easy to navigate, even though I'm not a fan of Ubuntu Linux.
P. Arnote
This little netbook is half the size of a normal laptop, and weighs hardly anything.
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67 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Judah Smith on October 20, 2008
Color Name: White
I am currently writing this on my new Sylvania G Netbook MESO. Which I have now owned for a little over two weeks. This is the Ubuntu Remix edition, but if the desire moved me I could always throw on a copy of windows XP. For the record the desire will not be happening any time soon. Let me first explain why I decided on the MESO and then give a brief review of pros and cons this little machine.

WHY DID I BUY: Over the last few years I have started to use Linux more and more. I am not a "geek" persay. And I don't like having to command line everything. I like a nice grasphical interface to do nearly all my work. I'm from the windows 95, XP generation. So I hunted around and tried a few distributions, SUSE, Madriva (which I loved for a while) and then I discover Ubuntu. Something about Ubuntu just felt right. Everyone is different. But for me Ubuntu felt like home. Is it a perfect replacement for windows....no. But it does most of what I need. And after spending some time working with a Vista laptop, I finally decided that my next laptop would be Ubuntu based. Vista was too bloated. Even with all the eye candy turned off....it was sloww[...] I would run Ubuntu on the same laptop and it was quick and responsive even with COMPIZ (eyecandy working overtime) So I wanted a laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled and working right out of the box. But it seemed that of big commercial companies only DELL offers Ubuntu laptops. They are very nice looking. But I just wasn't sold. Then I saw the new crop of netbooks coming out, and I stumbled upon the Ubuntu web page describing the Netbook Remix GUI. I decided to make the plunge. So when the first netbook came out with this version of Ubuntu on it, I purchased it.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By wp2022 on October 17, 2008
Color Name: Yellow
I was looking for an ultraportable PC that could be taken anywhere easily and do everything I need a notebook to do. This is a great form factor, at just over 2 pounds can easily be carried room to room in one hand and was a nice price should it happen to get destroyed or take a walk. I have used Ubuntu for the last 2 years, so switching Operating Systems wasn't a concern. Ubuntu is a great OS -- stable, secure. No spyware or viruses to worry about, free automatic upgrades every six months. Windows games wouldn't run on this too well, and without a CD, it would take some techno-wizardry to get them installed. There are emulation programs that can run some games, but I haven't had much success with that technology even on a much more powerful machine. I like the color scheme (Solar Yellow), and yes it sort of does look more like a portable DVD player than a notebook, but if that bothered me I'd have gone with the black. I had to call tech support today because of something very basic I was doing wrong (how to toggle off Num Lock) -- instantly reached a human who was pleasant and helpful. Yes the keyboard is a little crunched, but isn't a huge problem, I generally hunt and peck anyway and at the main office where I use it, i have a spare USB keyboard to plug in. Another post said something about an EVDO card not fitting in the slot -- it doesn't have a PCMIA or Express slot. For EVDO, you would have to use a USB EVDO card. The installed version of Ubuntu doesn't support EVDO yet, but the Oct 08 release is supposed to. For techies, there is ample help in Ubuntu forums on how to use the EVDO card right now, I have been using one in Ubuntu for a while. Battery life is decent.

Strengths:
1. Tiny size.
2. Cool Colors.
3. Native Ubuntu device.
4.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. C. Kissinger on December 28, 2008
Color Name: White
Pros: After you get it working, it does perform as promised. I bought it as a PDA substitute, and its small size and capability make it very good for that. It even costs less than my PDA. I bought the Linux version for quick start up. Ubuntu is very user friendly.

Cons: 1) The ad says 2.2 lbs, the box says 2.2 lbs, and 2.2 lbs it does weigh . . . until you snap in the battery. Then it weighs 2.75 lbs.

2) Neither the wifi nor the camera worked out of the box. Doing a software recovery started the wifi, and a downloaded patch brought the camera to life. But the wifi doesn't pick up as many hot spots as other computers and the camera is really bad (but then I don't need a camera).

3) There is no right shift key. Honest. There is no shift key on the right side of the key board. So, as long as you don't need to capitalize any letters on the left side, you're OK! Actually, there is a dorky workaround in which you remap the keyboard to put a right shift where the up arrow is, the up arrow goes to where the menu key is, then the menu goes to where the useless supershift key is. (Hey, Sylvania! Create a patch for this.)

Also the keyboard IS really small, but if you have small hands it is quite typeable.

4) I guess you could squeeze four hours out of the battery if you turned the screen way dark, but as you will want to use it in the real world, figure on 3 hours.

5) Documentation is almost nonexistent, and what there is is for the XP version. Almost nothing on the web site as well. (It is assumes that Linux users can figure out anything by themselves.)
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