Sylvania Adds to g Line of netbooks

Ultra-compact, lightweight, SYLVANIA g netbook Connects Your Life

NEW YORK, August 18, 2008 -- Digital Gadgets, manufacturer and distributor of SYLVANIA Computers, has added to its line of SYLVANIA g netbooks with the release of its 8.9" model. The SYLVANIA g netbook MESO connects your life without the weight.

Weighing just 2.2 lbs. and small enough to fit in a purse, backpack or small tote, the SYLVANIA g netbook MESO is powered by The Intel® Atom(TM) processor and provides fast Internet connectivity for web browsing, emails, instant messaging and access to social networking sites. The SYLVANIA g netbook MESO offers a choice of operating systems - Linux-based Ubuntu Netbook Remix or Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition - both designed to meet the needs of netbook users.

The affordable SYLVANIA g MESO is the perfect solution when just one computer in the house won't do, or for the times you need a compact laptop without the bulky add-ons. Take it to school, on vacation, to parties, to work, shopping or anywhere to stay in touch and keep connected. Available in four brilliant colors - Onyx, Snow, Solar and Blossom - to match your attitude.

The 8.9" and upcoming 10" SYLVANIA g netbooks will run on Intel's new Atom processor. The Atom platform's high performance and low-power consumption is an ideal fit for the netbook genre.

"We are excited to work with Sylvania Computers to grow an emerging class of compact, easy-to-use devices that connect to the Internet called netbook computers," said CJ Bruno, VP & GM of Intel's Americas Sales & Marketing Organization. "The Intel® Atom(TM) processor provides Sylvania's new netbook with an optimal balance of low-power consumption, performance and advanced functionality."

"We are very pleased to be featuring Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the latest addition to the SYLVANIA g series of netbooks, providing users with an OS that just works and which allows users to get online more quickly and have faster access to their favorite applications," said Chris Kenyon, Director, OEM Services at Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu.

The SYLVANIA g MESO has a battery life of up to four hours, a built-in webcam, 512 MB or 1GB of memory, 8.9" backlit LED with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, built in WiFi, stereo speakers and a 80 GB Hard Disk Drive. Manufacturer's suggested retail price starts at $399.00.

SYLVANIA g netbooks and accessories are available at leading retailers such as TigerDirect, Amazon, Micro Center, J&R, CompUSA, DataVision and RCS Experience. Pre-sell orders are now being accepted. Visit for more information.

About Digital Gadgets:

Digital Gadgets develops, manufactures and markets state of the art technology products under the SYLVANIA brand for sale in North America.


OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and specialty products that feature innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. For more information, visit

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