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Sylvania G Netbook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 reviews of Sylvania G Netbook. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and portability are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative views about the sound and image quality. Reviews are divided on the connectivity.

usability, performance, price, portability, reliability

image quality, sound

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 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sylvania G Netbook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Sylvania G Netbook from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The price and performance also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the connectivity and image quality. Reviews are divided on the sound.

usability, performance, price, reliability, portability

image quality, connectivity

71% 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 GNET13001 7" Netbook PC (1.2 GHz Via C7-M Processor, 1 GB RAM, 30 GB Hard Drive, gOS Escape Pod 2.9M OS) Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Sylvania G Netbook

 

[Editor's note: Looks like the Sylvania Netbook we reviewed wasn't a fully baked version. We'll be getting a finalized demo unit soon and will update...

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 9 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...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

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

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Xeb (newegg.com)

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

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: BlasRonin (newegg.com)

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

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: MildCuban (newegg.com)

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

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Iz (toysrus.com)

Don't buy it.

 

Very slow, not able to download skype, tried to return it and Babies R Us would not take it back because we opened the package. Toach svreen does not work properly.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Mommy (toysrus.com)

Sylvania tablet

 

This is the worst tablet. Wouldn't connect to my wifi. Connected the Ethernet cord and it wouldnt let me download any apps. Also is very slow. Don't waste your money. Returned it to the store the next day and they didn't give me any problems .

Attractive Design

Poor Quality

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Daycare Provider (toysrus.com)

just nice, product is more for teens

 

Why so much returns

Feb, 2012

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.

Audio

Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:0.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:1800
Battery performance:1800
Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery voltage:8.4

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook

Display

Aspect Ratio:5:4
Display Diagonal:7
Display Resolution:800 x 480
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: No

Memory

Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Embedded Standard

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.45
Weight:2.47
Width:13.5