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> Sylvania G Netbook, Too big to be Zaurus killer, but......I ordered one!
the_oak
post Aug 4 2008, 05:00 AM
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Looks like the next incarnation of the Cloudbook, it sports a 1.2 Ghz VIA processor, 1 GB of RAM, built-in WIFI, ethernet port, 30 GB hard drive, 7 inch screen, webcam, 2 USB ports, memory card reader, video out (DVI) port, Linux pre-installed (gOS), and up to 4 hours battery life.

Check it out:

http://www.digitalgadgets.com/products.php?p=g

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYgmowL3yV8

I will post my impressions here when I receive it and use it a day or so. (I hope they don't ship by slow donkey.) I may sell my C1000 to finance this. (I love the size of the C1000, so pocketable, but my eyes don't like the size of the screen.)
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the_oak
post Oct 21 2008, 06:09 PM
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I did keep this NetBook.

I replaced the slow 3600 rpm Seagate Lyrion 1.8" hard drive with a ZIF to CF adapter and 16 GB 300X CF card. I am currently running Windows XP until proper Linux drivers for WIFI and video chipset are out. (I still feel resentful that they sold this thing with Linux pre-installed when it did not fully support the hardware it came with!) It is really pretty zippy now. hdtach showed average speed of about 41 MB/s. Not too shabby. XP video drivers allow for 1000 X 600 resolution, which means less sideways scrolling for average webpages. Youtube and hulu videos are perfect.

I am currently working on an attached external base unit to plug into one of the USB ports and add a DVD/CD burner, CF card reader, and another USB port. I am really enjoying this little NetBook so far.

But it is still not a Zaurus! tongue.gif
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