Acer unveils first Ion-based nettop

By on April 7, 2009, 6:07 PM
Acer has just unveiled the first Ion-based system in the form of a very small and purportedly affordable desktop. Dubbed AspireRevo, the new machine couples a 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230 processor with the GeForce 9400 integrated graphics chipset from Nvidia, to allegedly deliver 10x the graphics and video performance of the 945G-series chipset and GMA 950 graphics that Intel typically pairs with its low-power processor.


The built-in Ion graphics means that this system can handle 1080p high definition content, DirectX 10 graphics and offers decent gaming performance it can even run slightly demanding games like Call of Duty 4 albeit not with full eye candy on. Other specs include up to 4GB of RAM and up to 250GB of hard drive space, a 4-in-1 card reader, HDMI / VGA outputs and 7.1 surround sound audio. Acer is still mum regarding pricing and availability, though earlier rumors suggested a $300 base price and a shipping date in the late Q2 time frame.

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