I can’t get enough of these netbooks! And now they come in four new colors: Onyx, Snow, Solar and Blossom. (I guess that’s artsy speak for black, white, yellow and pink). Sylvania unveiled its ‘MESO‘ line ” to match your attitude,” says the press release.
These smaller, thinner and cheaper computers are sprouting up everywhere whether or not people want them. I definitely like the idea of a lighter computer, but I’m a girl who likes performance so trading the extra pounds for a less powerful processor and minimal features hasn’t made me bite. Yet.
These new 2.2-pound MESOs have an 8.9-inch screen, an Intel Atom chip, 80 GB hard drive, 512 or 1 GB of memory, Wi-Fi, web cam, card reader, 3 USB ports and your choice of Linux-based Ubuntu Netbook Remix or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition. Battery lasts 4 hours.
That’s not too bad, especially for the $399 price tag (or the price of a 16 GB iPhone and a year of its e-mail service, MobileMe). It’s on pre-order right now at Amazon, TigerDirect and others. See how it compares to the other netbooks on the market at “Mini PCs you may have missed.”
But I do wonder why Sylvania skipped blue and green. Could they not think of some creative twist on the name? Got any colorful suggestions?
More pics: From Sylvania g’s web site:
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