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Okoro launches overpriced nettop, calls it an HTPC

Okoro Media Systems has a long track record of putting out excellent Home Theater PC hardware. The company’s products aren’t particularly cheap, but they tend to come with fast processors, large hard drives, and fancy media doohickeys like Blu-Ray discs, TV tuners, and 7.1 channel audio. And then there’s the new OMS-Q200. This machine is […]

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Closer look at Viewsonic’s VOT131 ION-powered nettop – Video

You know how computer products are often announced at one price overseas and then wind up selling for a bit less once they hit the US market? It looks like Viewsonic might have missed that memo. The company is selling a nettop with a dual core Intel Atom 330 processor and NVIDIA graphics for about […]

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Acer Aspire Revo nettop with dual core Atom CPU now available (almost)

If you’ve been holding off on picking up an Acer Aspire Revo nettop until the dual core option was available, it looks like the wait is almost over. Acer is launching a version of this tiny desktop computer with a 1.6GHz Atom 330 dual core processor, 4GB of RAM, HDMI output, and NVIDIA ION graphics […]

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DosPara Prime Note Cresion NA packs Blu-Ray, ION graphics, dual core Atom CPU

At about 70,000 yen, or $751 US dollars, the DosPara Prime Note Cresion is kind of expensive to be considered a netbook. Throw in a 12.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and I know there will be some purists out there crying that this device isn’t even small enough to be a netbook. But […]

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Asus AT3N7A-I motherboard packs Atom 330, NVIDIA ION in tight – Video

Want a low power, small form factor PC, but want to build one yourself instead of paying Asus, Acer, MSI, Shuttle, or another company to do it for you? Asus has just released the AT3N7A-I motherboard which comes with a 1.6GHz dual core Intel Atom 330 processor and NVIDIA ION graphics. The motherboard supports dual […]

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Asus launches 20 inch Eee Top ET2002T w/NVIDIA graphics in France

The Asus Eee Top ET2002T is an all-in-one desktop PC with a 20 inch, 1600 x 900 pixel display. But as I discovered when reviewing the 15.6 inch Eee Top ET1602 with its 1366 x 768 pixel display, high resolution displays and Intel Atom processors don’t always play well together. On the one hand, web […]

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DosPara launches Japanese mini-notebook with dual core Atom, NVIDIA ION graphics

One of the defining characteristics of a netbook is that they’re low power devices that generally don’t offer the kind of graphics and processing performance you’d find in higher priced computers. But not all netbook and nettop parts are created equal. And DosPara has crammed pretty much all of the most powerful netbook/nettop class components […]

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Dual Core NVIDIA Ion still not ready for the HTPC: Flash video problems

I had high hopes for the NVIDIA Ion platform. Not so much for my netbooks, but for my home theater PC, or HTPC. I’m currently using a two or three year old desktop computer with a dual core AMD Athlon processor to record and play television using an HDTV tuner and Snapstream’s BeyondTV software. But […]