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Sylvania G Netbook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and portability are overall positive. The usability and value for money also get good views, but many are critical about the resolution and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sylvania G Netbook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sylvania G Netbook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 user reviews of Sylvania G Netbook from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, usability, portability, build quality

sound

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sylvania GNET13001 7" Netbook PC (1.2 GHz Via C7-M Processor, 1 GB RAM, 30 GB Hard Drive, gOS Escape Pod 2.9M OS) BlackSylvania GNET28001ON Meso 8.9-Inch Netbook PC (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Ubuntu OS, 4 Cell Battery) BlackSylvania GNET28001BO Meso 8.9" Netbook PC (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Ubuntu OS) Pink

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Sylvania G Is the Little Netbook That Could … Not...

 

Sylvania? Yeah, the light bulb people! Turns out they also make a host of consumer electronics, including TVs, monitors and even remote controls. And now

Has a real hard drive (80 GB) instead of flash storage. Includes three USB ports and an SD card reader. Comes in colors. Bright screen for this category

Slower than a sedated slug at just about every app despite 1.6-GHz Atom chip and 1-GB RAM (standard $399 model includes just 512 MB RAM). Cartoonish styling. Considerably heavier than advertised (and the Eee PC 900) at 2.6 pounds. Far too buggy to be...

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Sylvania g Netbook Meso

 

The keyboard is too cramped, but this mini-notebook's sleek Ubuntu Netbook Remix operating system and solid endurance give it a fighting chance.

The s mini-notebook because of its sleeker build, roomier keyboard, and its slightly cheaper $379 price.99 Sylvania g Netbook Meso has some features we like: Its Atom processor offers strong performance with decent battery life, and its Ubuntu Netbook...

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Sylvania g Netbook Meso Review

 

The $399 Sylvania g Netbook Meso has some features we like: Its Atom processor offers strong performance with decent battery life, and its Ubuntu Netbook Remix OS is the best iteration of Linux we've seen in a mini-notebook. However, Sylvania should...

Sleek, simple Linux OS, Available in multiple colors, Small footprint, Decent battery life

Off-putting design, Cramped keyboard with missing right Shift key, Slow boot time

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Sylvania 10-inch Magni Tablet - SYTAB10MT

 

This was a gift for my girlfriend. If it would have been for me I would have returned it. I would compare it to a digital photo frame. Slowwwwwwwww.I never add comments but I was almost ashamed to give it to my friend for her milestone birthday.

Large Screen

Crashes\/Freezes","Slow

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Better Specs Than Advertised

 

Just picked up this tablet at J&R. The actual specs are better than posted. Display is 1024x600. Battery is 3800mah. Camera is 2.1MP. Has HDMI out. 2GB Flash Memory. (2) MicroSD Card Ports(read up to 16GB each, with bonus 2GB card included). In...

1024x600 Display","Easy To Use","Fast

Waiting for Android 22

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Not a powerhouse, but gets the job done

 

The touchpad is very,very small, so I bought a microsoft usb wirelsee mini mouse. I also bought a lite-on usb slim dvd burner, a set of logitech usb speakers and a usb to serial cable for setting up switches at work. The whole setup works very well and...

Small, compact, lightweight, great battery life before needing recharging, built in webcam, wireless or hard cable connectivity

I really wanted to use linux on this, but the gos operating system that comes with it was very buggy, even after reinstalling the newer version available from the sylvania website, so I installed XP home on it and downloaded the drivers (also available...

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Great little computer. but not stellar

 

It would be nice to have a bigger screen and a bigger HDD, but oh well. It is easier to install a new OS when you have a USB cd/dvd drive lying around/

I am a big linux fan and I love Ubuntu. After finding the propers drivers and such, it worked great. Suse isn't great for the average user so if you want to stick with lin, go and download Ubuntu lite or something. It is not hard to set things up since...

Not really that powerful, but when you are using just to have for meetings and college work, it works great

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Sylvania G Netbook

 

Put XP SP3 on it or get the CPU scaling working properly under Linux and it's a great little machine. OpenChrome is poor under Linux but its coming along a little better now that VIA is helping out. If you have the money, a SSD swap would benefit this...

Great build quality, form factor, screen. Battery life is also impressive for a 3-cell 2200mAh battery. Can get warm but I blame the HDD for that

gOS is a flop and it's a project to get CPU scaling working properly under Ubuntu Linux 8.04 and 8.10. You need cpu-freq and a few other tools and add them to the modules file ; Harddrive is horribly slow and gets hot way too fast

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Cool mobile machine

 

needs a microphone.

Install Windows XP Sp1, Sp2, Sp3 and it runs great the net book actually response better on a Windows based Operating system. No lagging videos nor flash videos on play it does what it was designed to do

The whole linux things is just horrible, it makes the machine lag on video plays and the response over all is slow

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SYLVANIA G Netbook (GNET13001) VIA C7-M ULV 1.20GHz 7" WVGA 1GB Memory 30GB HDD Netbook

 

The linux OS is slow and buggy, but once the XP is installed it runs allot faster. I dont see the CPU as under power as other reviews say that it is, i guess it would seem that way if you switching from desktop and the netbook.

Small, easy to read, Very Light Weight (1.82lbs). Really good value for the money. 30gb of hard drive, 1gb of ram. It has everything you need plus its not a pain to carry around like the other hug laptops

Comes with some linux based OS which is very similar to Mac os. Put that's an easy fix after downloading the XP drivers from the wed site, and hocking up an external CD drive

Product Specifications

Free yourself from clumsy electronics and enjoy uncompromising mobility with the G Netbook. Smaller and lighter than a laptop, the G Netbook was meant to be used anywhere life takes you. You can access pictures, music, movies and the web without the bulk of a laptop. Discover the Netbook - the next generation in personal productivity.
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