updated 04:20 pm EDT, Wed July 30, 2008
Sylvania's g netbook MESO
Light bulb, TV and consumer electronics maker Sylvania may be getting into the netbook business, as it announced today it will soon sell its 8.9-inch g netbook MESO. Preliminary specs for the notebook include Intel's Atom CPU running at 1.6GHz and an 80GB hard drive with either Windows XP Home or Ubuntu Netbook Remix operating systems. A low weight of 2.2lbs, a multi-card reader and a built-in webcam will finish off the netbook's class-competitive feature set.
Sylvania's name has previously graced the VIA C7-based Sylvania g netbook that was offered with gOS. Sylvania, which currently distributes its consumer electronics products via Wal-Mart, promises to make the g netbook MESO available in white, yellow and pink.
While an exact release date is unknown, the pricing of the base netbook is expected to cost about $300 or $400, in line with other entry-level notebooks. [via Rossrubin.com]