Thursday, September 17th 2009

LG Electronics Unveils its First ION Nettop

LG Electronics unveiled the company's first nettop, based on the NVIDIA ION platform. Measuring roughly 1l in volume, the LG XPION X30 resembles similar offerings from Medion, Gateway, and Acer. The unit weighs under 1.1 kg (2.42 lbs). Under its hood is an Intel Atom 230 single-core processor running at 1.6 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics integrated into the ION chipset, 2 GB of memory, and 250 GB storage. It comes with Windows Vista Home Basic pre-loaded and comes with an attachment that lets the unit latch onto some monitors probably using the VESA wall-mount, so it could be neatly tucked away to save space. It is expected to hit retail tomorrow.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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13 Comments on LG Electronics Unveils its First ION Nettop

#1
Mussels
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thast pretty cool - i wish it used standard mounts instead of some fancy LG specific one. that mount is cool :D
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#2
Initialised
If the VESA mounting system is used for the monitor stand then it'll take some adaptation to get it to fit.
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Mussels
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by: Initialised
If the VESA mounting system is used for the monitor stand then it'll take some adaptation to get it to fit.
true, but none of my samsungs have ever used that by default.
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#4
A Cheese Danish
Looks to me like they have created an upgradeable all-in-one pc.
I know it is not "classified" as one, but still. If they release other lines of these nettops,
it should be easy to swap out.
I know Sony had something similar with their TV's, but it was to hold a DVD player.
Meh, still a cool idea nonetheless.
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#5
Swansen
Ok, this is sweet, and i like the stuff LG makes.. but like, doesn't anyone else see a problem with fitting a fanless or nearly fanless PC onto the back of a hot monitor??
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#6
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
That is a very neat product LG has. Decent specs too!
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Mussels
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by: Swansen
Ok, this is sweet, and i like the stuff LG makes.. but like, doesn't anyone else see a problem with fitting a fanless or nearly fanless PC onto the back of a hot monitor??
hot? what kind of antique are you running :P


also, atoms are low heat, and can take heat. if it can handle running in a fanless laptop, it can handle this.
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Swansen
by: Mussels
hot? what kind of antique are you running :P


also, atoms are low heat, and can take heat. if it can handle running in a fanless laptop, it can handle this.
Maybe its a non issue on 2009 model LCDs, but all else that i have come in contact with produce some sort of heat that is vented in that general area. I mean, obviously they have thought this through, and they aren't the first people to go about it, but it still seems like there would be some sort of complication.. i dunno.
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Mussels
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by: Swansen
Maybe its a non issue on 2009 model LCDs, but all else that i have come in contact with produce some sort of heat that is vented in that general area. I mean, obviously they have thought this through, and they aren't the first people to go about it, but it still seems like there would be some sort of complication.. i dunno.
the vents are usually on the top, whereas this is on the back. its near the heat, but not in a direct path from it
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Swansen
by: Mussels
the vents are usually on the top, whereas this is on the back. its near the heat, but not in a direct path from it
nvm... i'm a dunce, via placing my hand on the back of my LCD where the unit would go... not to much heat there.... :ohwell:
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#11
Sasqui
First time I've seen a "practical" micro PC.

Questions are:

HDCP compliant with HDMI out?
What does it use for storage?

My first thought was a media PC - I could strap this my 40" Sony so when the mood struck, switch channels to surf the web via wireless keyboard and air mouse. Play *some* games. Watch videos from HDD.
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#12
audiotranceable
Woot another POS Intel Atom system that surely doesn't make full use of the video card, Lets see some Dual core releases than I'll be happy:)
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#13
neoxalucard
by: matthewbroad
Woot another POS Intel Atom system that surely doesn't make full use of the video card, Lets see some Dual core releases than I'll be happy:)
umm... you need to read up on the ION...
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