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NVIDIA: Cheap laptops will cannibalize mid-priced laptop sales

There’s no question that cheap, low power computers (and computer chips) are selling like hotcakes. And while the profit margins on these devices are certainly lower than the margins on high end gaming rigs, computer makers have to be happy that anything is selling well during the recession. Well, maybe not happy exactly. Graphics chip […]

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Intel says there’s nothing wrong with NVIDIA’s ION platform

Right, so apparently Intel is not putting and end to  NVIDIA’s plans to bundle a GeForce 9400M GPU with the Intel Atom CPU and sell the chipset to netbook and laptop makers. The other day DigiTimes reported that Intel refused to sell the Atom processor separately from the Intel 945GSE and 945GC chipsets, which would […]

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Intel to NVIDIA: We don’t want to share chip space

You know how NVIDIA recently announced plans for a platform that would combine the Intel Atom low power CPU with an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU to provide enhanced video performance on netbooks and low power notebooks? Yeah, apparently they forgot to run that whole thing by Intel before unveiling the plan publicly. DigiTimes reports that […]

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NVIDIA graphics support coming to Intel Atom chipset?

Just because a netbook is small and has a low power CPU doesn’t mean it has to stink at tasks that require a bit more graphics processing power, right? Unfortunately most mini-laptops with Intel Atom processors currently use Intel’s integrated graphics chip which isn’t exactly a powerhouse. But DigiTimes reports that Intel and NVIDIA are […]

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NVIDIA playing wait and see with netbooks

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 […]