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Nvidia's Ion Makes a Splash at Computex 2009

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 4 comments

Computex 2009 is upon us and even before day one there have been a few companies making announcements, wanting to stand out.

New processors from Intel and AMD aside, Nvidia is probably feeling like the prettiest girl at the party right now and it’s easy to see why with Ion products from countless vendors across the show floor.

In with the Acer Aspire Revo and the just-announced Lenovo IdeaPad S12, Nvidia highlighted a few other Ion-based machines that we haven’t heard about. Among them was MSI's new Wind Box D200 as well as a ream of other nettops and netbooks from Asian ODMs, like ECS’s Morph nettop. All in all the company has listed 20 manufacturers as “Ion Partners” and asked everyone to check out all the products on the show floor.

Rumors today also point to Ion-based computers from both HP and Dell in Q3 of this year. According to Digitimes, two American companies could be all set to add to the plethora of offerings already announced.

Nvidia’s full list of Ion partners is below.

Manufacturer
PC Type
Model
Acer
Desktop
AspireRevo
AsRock
Desktop
Ion 330
Asus
Motherboard
C2N7A-I
Asus
All-in-One
eeeTop ET2002
Colorful
Desktop
iHTPC
ECS
Desktop
7AT-3L
ECS
All-in-One
Morph-I
Flextronics
All-in-One
Cobra-2
Flextronics
Desktop
Dove-2
Funtwist
Desktop
FION 330
ICD
All-in-One
Kitchen PC
Lenovo
Notebook
IdeaPad S12
MSI
Desktop
Windbox D200
MSI
All-in-One
Windtop AE2201
Pegatron
Desktop
IPP7A-CP
Pegatron
All-in-One
IPP7A-DF2
Pegatron
Motherboard
IPX7A-ION
TCL
All-in-One
Ruiyi 1010
Telcast
Notebook
TL-1000N
Weibu
Notebook
N10A
Zotac
Motherboard
ION-ITX
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    anamaniac , June 2, 2009 5:48 PM
    I love the idea of the Ion.
    Allows the advantages of low power usage and high portability, while having something that can do basic gaming and video. I hate the Atom, but the GPU somewhat makes up for it in this rig.

    Good going Nvidia.
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    Vettedude , June 2, 2009 7:57 PM
    This will totally beat the crap out of the GMA 950. ATOM is a good low-powered chip with hyper-threading. One of my friends has one. It's a nice low-cost chip. The GMA 950 just sucks. Ion will take care of the terrible capabilities of the 950. If Intel wants to compete with ION, they need to put a GMA 4500MHD in their at least, or later, a low-power Larrabee.
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    apache_lives , June 2, 2009 9:28 PM
    hope to god these nvidia products dont fail so badly like all other nvidia parts in recent laptops (HP's especially)
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    Kill@dor , June 3, 2009 2:03 PM
    @apache_lives: I agree. Nvidia maybe the leader now, but they still need to step it up if the consumers are to by worth while products at fair costs.
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