Neither unit has much information available, but we do know the ION 330 will not be making use of the single-core Atom CPU that most vendors will be offering. Instead, ASRock will pair the Nvidia GPU with the dual-core Atom 330, a 1.6GHz part which became available towards the end of last year. The tradeoff between increased power consumption and increase performance will be less noticeable on a nettop, and may play into ASRock’s favor. I wouldn’t be surprised to see other nettop vendors moving towards dual-core Atom offerings as well.
Details on the Pegatron Cape 7 remain unknown, including processor model and other hardware specifications, but reports suggest this will become an OEM/ODM design for other companies to sell under their own brand. Interestingly, during the conference, Nvidia also claimed that over 40 Ion-powered netbooks, nettops and all-in-one PCs are scheduled to launch by the end of this year.
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