Sylvania to offer rebadged MSI netbook, the Clone Wars begin again

SylvaniamagniWow, a market that didn’t exist a year ago is starting to remind me of the huge “IBM PC” clone industry of the 1980’s. Take Sylvania’s newest netbook for example, which follows their re-badged Cloudbook offering a short time ago. The new MAGNI is an MSI Wind with one key difference: it has a Sylvania logo on it. It should hit the market by year-end and initial reports indicate few, if any, changes in the hardware. One tidbit of note: Ubuntu Netbook Remix will be an operating system option as will Microsoft Windows XP.I’m sure this is a nice deal for MSI, but I’d rather see the company focus on getting more units off the production line, especially the ones with the six-cell battery. Or at least get some of the larger capacity batteries out for sale.

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