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NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching coming to Asus, Acer netbooks

Were you disappointed to learn that the Asus Eee PC 1201PN wouldn’t have NVIDIA Optimus technology as had originally been promised? Don’t worry, it turns out Asus will be offering 10 and 12 inch mini-laptops with Optimus, and Acer’s upcoming 10 inch netbook with next-generation NVIDIA IOn graphics will as well. NVIDIA Optimus is a […]

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Asus Eee PC 1015N netbook with NVIDIA ION, Optimus technology

It looks like we should start seeing netbooks with NVIDIA’s Optimus technology soon. The Optimus platform allows netbooks with both integrated Intel graphics and dedicated NVIDIA ION graphics chips so shift seamlessly from one graphics card to the other depending on what you’re doing. Surfing the web? The lower power Intel graphics will kick in […]

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Asus Eee PC 1215N spotted with dual core Atom D510 processor

Sure, Intel is expected to introduce a dual core Atom N550 processor built for netbooks any day now. But some folks just don’t want to wait. Take Asus, for example. The company has apparently crammed an Intel Atom D510 dual core processor in its upcoming Asus Eee PC 1215N notebook. The D510 processor is designed […]

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Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11 nettop with next-gen ION graphics reviewed

The Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11 nettop is one of the first computers to include NVIDIA’s next-generation ION graphics. The small form factor desktop isn’t available for sale yet, but it’s due out soon and the folks at AnandTech got their hands on one and have posted an early review. The nettop is a DIY unit, which […]

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Nettop News: Asus Eee Box with USB 3.0, Zotac ZBOX with next-gen ION

It’s kind of hard to make a nettop stand out from the crowd these days. Sure, you can come up with some sort of flashy design, but we’ve seen plenty of small form factor desktops with low power processors in the last two years. Some have optical disc drives, others don’t. Some have integrated graphics, […]

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Asus Eee PC 1215N to feature dual core Atom chip, NVIDIA ION graphics?

Asus is expected to launch a new 12.1 inch notebook with an Intel Atom processor and NVIDIA ION graphics next month. It’s called the Eee PC 1201PN and it will be one of the first machines with NVIDIA’s next-generation ION graphics and a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor. But if you were holding out for […]

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Next-gen NVIDIA ION laptops might not hit the US for another month or so

While there’s reason to believe that some of the first laptops with next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics could ship in France soon, it looks like we might have to wait a little while before they start to show up in the US. Engadget reports that Acer and Asus have both confirmed that their first notebooks with […]