Nvidia shows off Tegra and Ion-powered devices

By on June 2, 2009, 11:59 AM
With Computex 2009 currently underway in Taiwan, Nvidia has taken the opportunity to show off some upcoming products for the mobile and low-power segments. The graphics firm unveiled as much as 21 new Ion-based products at the event, with big players like Asus, Acer, Lenovo and MSI all supporting the platform despite a slow start for the past year.


In with the Acer Aspire Revo and Lenovo IdeaPad S12 we already know about, Nvidia highlighted a few other devices built around Ion, including 1080p capable all-in-one systems from MSI and Asus (pictured above) as well as a range of nettops and netbooks from Asian ODMs. Rumors today also point to Ion-based computers from both HP and Dell in the third quarter of this year, according to DigiTimes.

Nvidia also flaunted twelve new mobile internet devices (MIDs) based on the Tegra chip; its system-on-a-chip solution that incorporates an ARM core, a graphics processing unit, a media processor and system memory. The devices, which included both netbooks and tablets, feature up to 1080p HD video together with always-on operation and supposedly up to five times the battery life of current netbooks. The main drawback is that they run on the embedded Windows CE operating system which is not compatible with most PC software.

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