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Lenovo S12 NVIDIA Ion netbook 1080p video demo

Lenovo S12 NVIDIA Ion netbook 1080p video demo

SlashGear stopped by the Pepcom Digital Experience in New York this week, and caught up with one of the more interesting netbooks on the horizon: Lenovo's S12.  While it may physically resemble one of the company's previous models, albeit with a larger 12.1-inch display, what makes the S12 really special is the NVIDIA Ion chipset inside.  The demonstration - which you can see after the cut - showed silky-smooth simultaneous HD encoding and playback.

Video demo of the S12 after the cut

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NVIDIA Ion GPU slots into 21 new netbooks & nettops

NVIDIA Ion GPU slots into 21 new netbooks & nettops

NVIDIA's Tegra may be stealing MID-lover's hearts at Computex 2009, but that doesn't mean the company is forgetting about their Ion GPU.  Taking to the stage with news of a full 21 Ion-based devices - including the ASUS Eee Top ET2002 all-in-one, ASRock ION 330 and MSI Wind Top AE2201 - NVIDIA revealed a mixture of mainboards, all-in-one desktops, netbooks, nettops and notebooks based on the 1080p-capable chipset.

 

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ASUS planning Ion B1006 Eee Box; Acer cutting AO751, readying Instant-On

ASUS planning Ion B1006 Eee Box; Acer cutting AO751, readying Instant-On

As you might expect, Computex brings with it not only official news but plenty of rumor, and the first netbook whispers suggest that the segment is growing increasingly competitive.  ASUS - when they're not slapping Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets into Eee PCs - are tipped to be evaluating NVIDIA's Ion GPU for future products, according to industry sources, while they also suggest that the Eee Box B1006 nettop spotted on Friday will use Ion when it launches in Q3 2009.

Acer netbook rumors after the cut

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Pegatron Ultra Slim Atom nettop to use SiS HD graphics not Ion?

Pegatron Ultra Slim Atom nettop to use SiS HD graphics not Ion?

Further details on Pegatron's Intel Atom-based nettop have emerged, courtesy of SiS, and they seem to suggest that the compact PC will not, in fact, use NVIDIA's Ion GPU.  Instead, the Pegatron Ultra Slim Atom Nettop will use the SiS672/968, a low-power chipset that includes high-definition capable graphics and support for two SATA 3Gbps drives.  Pegatron will bundle that with the 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230 processor and up to 2GB of RAM.

 

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