Feeds

Asus eyes Ion

You don't say...

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Asus has been claimed to be not only evaluating Nvidia's Ion platform for netbooks and nettops, but to have also decided to make a machine based on the Atom add-on.

In a story by DigiTimes, industry moles claim in one paragraph that the Eee PC maker is "considering launching" Ion-based netbooks after having received samples of the chipset.

In a second paragraph, the same sources say Asus will launch an Ion-driven Eee Box in Q3.

Can't be doing both, guys. Either it's thinking about launching such a product, or it is launching one. Do or do not - there is no try.

Ion adds Nvidia's 9400GM integrated chipset to Intel's Atom CPU. So far, Acer has committed to releasing an Ion-based nettop, the Revo - it's due in the shops any day now - and Lenovo is preparing an Ion netbook.

Given Ion's ability to deliver a better graphical experience than Intel's GMA 950 graphics core, part of the Atom-standard 945GSE chipset, we'd be very surprised indeed if Asus wasn't taking a look at it. Especially, since Intel's own Ion-alternative, the GN40, seems to have gone off the boil. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it...
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
prev story

Whitepapers

A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.