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$99 CVS Netbook: Sylvania Netbook Review

Updated on March 29, 2011

$99 Sylvania Netbook from CVS

I was lucky enough to get the last Sylvania Netbook available for $99 at my local CVS stores. I will share with you some of what I have discovered about it. It is supposed to be available at that price until Christmas.

Sylvania Netbook from CVS
Sylvania Netbook from CVS

The Sylvania Netbook: What do you get for $99?

General Specs

This little 7" netbook has:

Operating system: Windows CE 6.0 professional Plus Version

Internal Storage: 2GB Nand-flash

SD Card Slot: up to 8 GB

Processor: VIA 8505

RAM: 128MB

Screen: 7" High resolution TFT screen

Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels

Main Storage: SD card slot

WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g

Ethernet: RJ-45

Audio: Stereo Speakers, Earphone Jack

Microphone: Microphone jack

USB Ports: 3 USB Ports

Battery capacity: 8.4 V 1800mAh built in Lithium battery

Weight: 2 lbs.

* Requires Internet service and wireless

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Wi-fi Access

It works for me.

In the time since I wrote my first articles about my experience with my Sylvania Netbook from CVS, the most comments I have gotten have had to do with difficulty accessing the Internet via Wi-fi hotspots or wireless home internet. Click picture to read more.

Document tools: Writing on the Sylvania netbook

Now that I have done some writing in Wordpad, I am more convinced than ever that I needed this little netbook. I think free-lance writers, students, and anyone who writes anything would love the ease this little gadget affords. click the photo to read more.....

Some great products for your Sylvania Netbook

Here are a few items you might like for your Sylvania 7" Netbook.

Can you play games on the Sylvania Netbook

I received many questions and comments on my original article relating to whether the Sylvania netbook from CVS was suitable for playing games of various types. Click the photo to read more.


Email and Messaging on the Sylvania Netbook from CVS

A lot of capabilities for only $99

The Sylvania netbook from CVS is pre-loaded with Windows Live Messenger, which is ready to use. There is a feature that allows you to actually speak by voice to a friend on Messenger by using the built in microphone. Click on the photo to read more.

Update on CVS availablity

Are you waiting on a CVS Netbook?

CVS is hoping to have shipments in the stores this first week of November. The shipment from Sylvania is supposed to be going as planned. The person I talked to at the main office did encourage me to call the store before making a trip. The trucks arrive on Wednesday at CVS. The price is going to be in effect through Christmas.


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