Microsoft launched a platform preview of Internet Explorer 9 recently. It’s not a full browser yet, so much as a framework for a browser. But it already has one of the features I’m most loking forward to: support for hardware acceleration.
The Eee PC 1201PN has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU and next-generation ION graphics, as well as a 12.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel HD display and HDMI output. For the sake of comparison, NVIDIA tested a Toshiba netbook with an Atom processor and integrated graphics. The results? Not so pretty.
You can check out NVIDIA’s demo video after the break.