First Cedar Trail Nettops Use Nvidia, AMD Instead of Intel IGP

However, there is a twist and PC makers are trying to make their way around persistent rumors that Intel has trouble getting the drivers for the PowerVR graphics chip to work as it should. German publication noticed that Intel's Atom D2500 is now available in Lenovo's IdeaCentre Q180 as well as in Giada's i35G. Neither model relies on Intel's integrated graphics system, but a third party solution.

Lenovo uses AMD's Radeon HD 6450A and Giada includes Nvidia's GeForce GT 520 chip. There was no information available from Lenovo and Giada available why the two manufacturers are accepting the extra cost. The AMD and Nvidia chips are much more capable than Intel's integrated graphics, but they also consume more power and work somewhat against the economic idea of a nettop PC.

Lenovo's IdeaCentre Q180 comes with 2 GB memory, as well as 500 GB HDD and currently sells from $303.

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  • sonofliberty08
    just dump that crappy atom and replace with fusion or tegra
  • AbdullahG
    65487Barn484But can it play Crysis ?

    Buy it and find out.

    It's unfortunate Intel continues to sell the Atom brand. The AMD E-350 is a much more considerable choice.
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  • Anonymous
    But can it play Crysis ?
  • ragenalien
    No, no it cannot. Decent graphics for a holy crap low end processor does not make for a gaming machine.
  • sonofliberty08
    just dump that crappy atom and replace with fusion or tegra