Laptop Magazine’s Joanna Stern got to spend some quality time with the upcoming Sylvania G MESO laptop this afternoon. Her verdict? The keyboard is kind of small, the speakers are loud but tinny, and everything else is more or less decent.
There are a few things that make the Sylvania G MESO’s design stand out from the competition. It’s entirely up to you to decide whether it stands out in a good way or not. For example, the laptop has 3 USB ports, but unlike most other notebooks I’ve seen, all three ports are on the left side of the unit. If you have a chunky USB flash drive, it might cover part of the next port, making it hard to use all three ports at once.
The speakers are also located just under the screen, which makes the lid a bit large and adds some length to the computer. When you’re using a tiny laptop, it’s probably not a bad idea to elevate the screen a bit. But it still looks like wasted space.
You can find out more about the Sylvania G MESO tomorrow when Joanna Stern hosts a live video stream at 1pm. She’ll be taking questions and making room for special guests including my friends jkkmobile, Sascha from Eee PC News.de and jkOnTheRun. If I have time I might pop in as well, but believe it or not, I’m actually kinda sorta on vacation this week so I might be away from the “office.”
Joanna will also be taking a closer look at the ECS G10IL laptop during tomorrow’s web streaming extravaganza. Make sure to check it out.