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ASUS Eee PC 1215N: dual-core 1.5GHz Atom, NVIDIA Ion, Optimus & July release?

ASUS Eee PC 1215N: dual-core 1.5GHz Atom, NVIDIA Ion, Optimus & July release?

More details on the ASUS Eee PC 1215N are seeping out, ahead of the netbook's expected debut on May 13th, and it's shaping up to be a pretty impressive ultraportable.  According to AllAboutEeePC the 1215N will indeed have the new dual-core 1.5GHz Pine Trail Atom N500 processor expected to hit production in July, together with NVIDIA's Ion GPU.  However, unlike the Eee PC 1215PN, the 1215N will support NVIDIA Optimus for automatic graphics switching.

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ASUS Eee Top ET2010 multitouch all-in-ones on sale now

ASUS Eee Top ET2010 multitouch all-in-ones on sale now

It's been a little over a month since ASUS made their Eee Top ET2010 range official, and the 20-inch multitouch all-in-ones have finally made it to shelves.  Fresh to the UK today, the ET2010 range consists of two main models, the ET2010PNT and ET2010AGT, each of which has two versions.  The PNT units use Intel's Atom D510 CPU and NVIDIA Ion graphics, while the AGT units get AMD's Athlon II X2 250u and ATI Radeon HD 5470/5471 graphics; all have a 500GB hard-drive, 2GB of RAM and a tray-loading DVD burner.

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Asus Eee 1215N and 1201PN info surfaces in Italy [Updated with NVIDIA comment]

Asus Eee 1215N and 1201PN info surfaces in Italy [Updated with NVIDIA comment]

I mentioned earlier this morning that rumors were surfacing that the Eee 1201PN netbook would offer next generation Ion without using Optimus tech. More information on the 1201PN and another netbook called the 1215N has surfaced in Italy.

Update: According to NVIDIA, "ASUS decided to use the same motherboard without Optimus to go to market and launch Optimus later with the same design and a dual core CPU" - thanks Laura!

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Lenovo C200 all-in-one and IdeaPad S10-3s pack Ion 2 GPU

Lenovo C200 all-in-one and IdeaPad S10-3s pack Ion 2 GPU

Lenovo's all-in-one C200 was among the roll-call of machines using the second-gen NVIDIA Ion GPU, and the company have finally launched it.  Centered around an 18.5-inch 16:9 display - with an optional touchscreen layer - the Lenovo C200 has a choice of Intel Atom processors and a standard DVD burner; Ion graphics are optional.  Meanwhile the C200 has also brought a friend in the shape of the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s netbook, a slimmer version of the previous S10-3 complete with Ion.

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ASUS Eee Box EB1501U and EB1012U with USB 3.0 hit site

ASUS Eee Box EB1501U and EB1012U with USB 3.0 hit site

We'll admit, it took us a short while to figure out the difference between ASUS' new Eee Box EB1501U and Eee Box EB1012U nettops compared to their outwardly-identical predecessors - each uses Intel's dual-core Atom 330 processor paired with NVIDIA Ion graphics - but the key is in the connectivity.  That "U" suffix stands for USB 3.0, with the EB1501U getting two front-mounted USB 3.0 ports and the EB1012U getting three spread across the front and side panels.

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ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11 Ion 2 nettop announced

ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11 Ion 2 nettop announced

ZOTAC was among the OEMs named in NVIDIA's second-gen Ion launch earlier today, and the company has wasted no time getting a new nettop out in the open.  The ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11 pairs Ion with 512MB of its own dedicated DDR3 memory and an Intel Atom D510 1.66GHz dual core processor, all in something compact enough to hang off the back of your LCD display.

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