Nvidia Ion platform: Close look into the Acer Aspire Revo
A couple of days ago Acer announced the Aspire Revo series which is based on Nvidia's Ion. We took a close look under the small box as you can see in our picture gallery.
The Ion platform combines Intel's Atom CPU series with the onboard graphics chipset Geforce 9400M (called "Ion graphics chip” in this case). Unlike Atom PCs with the standard graphics unit by Intel an Ion system should allow playback of HD videos and Blu-rays as well as undemanding games.
One of the first announced models is the Acer Aspire Revo which we tested only yesterday. The colleagues of bittech.net disassembled their model and took a look under the Ion based nettop box. Pictures can be found in our picture gallery.
The tiny PC (180 x 180 x 30 millimeters, width x length x height) costs about 300 Euro and provides an Atom N230 (1.60 GHz, single-core, Hyperthreading, 4 Watt TDP), 2 GiByte RAM, 160 GByte hard drive, HDMI and D-Sub ports and Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit. Acer assured that a Revo version with the dual-core CPU Atom 330 (1.6 GHz, 8 Watt TDP) will be available from June.
More interesting news about Nvidia Ion:
• Nvidia Ion and Intel Atom: Nettop PC Acer Aspire Revo unpacked
• Acer introduces the Aspire Revo with Nvidia Ion
• Nvidia Ion: Intel's Atom combined with Geforce 9400M
• Nvidia Ion hands-on test: What is the Ion nettop Acer Aspire Revo capable of?
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