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Longing for a lightweight, extremely portable surfing machine that I could use to lay at the beach (or on the couch, for that matter) and read up on the latest news and other trends, I ran out and bought two of these little machines- one for myself and one for a computer-less friend.
Expecting decent quality out of a Sylvania product, even at this price, I unpacked my cute little red machine and plugged it in to charge overnight. The next morning, I turned it on and was amazed at the crisp and clear graphics and the speed with which the operating system (Windows CE, which is roughly based on Windows 98) booted the desktop.
What happened next was not quite so pleasant. I followed the directions that were provided with the device, and clicked on the Wifi power button. Click on Power On, and the Wifi icon in the bottom right corner goes away? What in the world? So, after surfing around a little online to see what others were saying about the little netbook, it became obvious that this is a problem many purchasers have faced. When it says Power Off, it’s really ON.
In either case, I have tried to get online with both of these little netbooks and neither one is up to the task. When I can get the wifi icon to even show up, it has a big red X next to it, and it is NOT clickable.
Lucky for buyers, there is a sticker with the tech support number write on the little netbook, right? Wrong again! Calling there gets you a promise of a return phone call within 24 hours. Now that I have been waiting more than two weeks, even after 3 phone calls and 3 emails, I have given up hope that anyone will ever call at all.
I have never been more happy that I saved my receipt than I am for this purchase. I will be packing both of these back into their boxes and returning them to the store where I bought them…..and probably buying finding a decent quality netbook afterwords.
So as I’m sure you can gather, I wouldn’t recommend buying this $99 netbook, the old saying is true, you get what you pay for!