More NVIDIA Ion based systems to be shown at Computex

Posted on Thursday, Apr 30 2009 @ 17:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla claims several new nettops and netbooks based on the NVIDIA Ion platform will be presented at Computex in June, some of these systems will use the dual-core Intel Atom 330.
The better spec'd Ion based nettops and netbooks ought to be more expensive and this will once again dangerously get close to the price of decent notebooks, and this is exactly the point at which netbooks stop making sense, especially considering CULV notebooks are starting to appear on the market.
Furthermore, the site also wrote today that ASUS and MSI aren't interested in Ion because they don't want to hurt their relationship with Intel.
Both of these companies are not talking about Nvidia's ION, and according to our current info are not even considering it. Including the ION would mean that they took side with Nvidia in this one and Intel might not like it. It also means that they will probably hurt their own sales of Intel's Atom platform nettops and this is something that Asus and MSI will not do.
According to NVIDIA, about 40 Ion based netbooks and nettops will be launched this year.

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