Recurring Rumor: Nvidia Ion Netbooks Coming Next Month

nvidia-ion-netbooks-confirmed-june-1Acer officially launched the first Nvidia Ion powered computer with its nettop AspireRevo last week, and like we have been hearing for months now, the Nvidia Ion netbooks are on the way. Pocket-Lint.com is reporting that a number of companies are preparing to announce Nvidia Ion powered netbooks in June and many of them will be available as soon as July. The site’s source was hesitant to reveal which companies would unveil Ion netbooks, but “confirmed that there will be some big announcements from ‘key’ players at Computex, the annual PC trade show in Taipei at the beginning of June.” Nvidia’s Ion graphics solution combines Intel’s Atom processor with GeForce 9400M graphics.  We reviewed the Ion Reference Design and were impressed with its graphics performance and are drooling to finally see it hit netbooks.

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    I only hope that Nvidia’s driver support on Linux will be better with Ion than it has been for legacy cards. They still haven’t released a 71.86.xx driver that runs with Xorg 1.5 (nearly a year old).

  2. Glenn Says:

    Still waiting to see one of these before I get excited. If Adobe doesn’t get their act together to allow a GPU to accelerate the handling of Flash, then netbooks with Ion will still stutter when handling Hulu fullscreen. And if the power usage of Ion blows the battery life to hell, or the price goes up a little too much, this will quickly vanish like it never existed.

    Otherwise, hey, at least its differentiation…

  3. br Says:

    Man.. I’m waiting for Ion netbooks too much time! but I know that NVIDIA is working hard for this great platform :D

  4. Nicolas Grignon Says:

    The messiah is coming!!! ;-)
    lack of decent graphic possibilities was the only flaw which stop to buy a netbook…. Bring on the ION, here I am!

  5. Nicolas Grignon Says:

    Of course, all that said if the price stays in the lows $500 and if the battery life is still consequent (more than 4-5h)

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