Most mini-laptops available today feature integrated graphics, which are good enough for most common work-related tasks, but generally stink at playing the latest video games for hardcore gamers. (Think Crysis, not Line Rider). But that could change… eventually.
NVIDIA, maker of high end and not-so-high-end graphics chips is watching the netbook space carefully. Earlier this year the company announced a plan to work with CPU maker VIA to produce graphics chips for netbooks, only to later scrap that plan. But according to PC World, NVIDIA hasn’t given up on netbooks. Rather, the company wants to see how the market evolves and whether there’s a demand for higher performance graphics on low cost ultraportable machines.
It’s possibel that NVIDIA could eventually offer dedicated graphics processors for low power subnotebooks, but it’s also possible that the company could work with Intel, VIA, or other chip makers to create a new integrated graphics solution that offers better performance than existing solutions.
via NetBook Tech