Monday, July 20th 2009

Point of View Releases its First NVIDIA ION Netbook

POINT OF VIEW, well known for its range of NVIDIA-based Graphics cards, is presenting today the first of its NVIDIA ION-powered mini notebooks: the Mobii ION 230. It has been one of the most asked questions in 2009: "When will you start implementing NVIDIA's ION technology in the Mobii netbooks?" The wait is now over and it's finally here! From the moment of its announcement, the ION/ATOM combo has been one of the most anticipated hardware because it offers full PC capabilities in small, low-power designs.

The Mobii ION 230 combines Intel's energy-efficient Atom 230 CPU with NVIDIA ION graphics to create a small, low-power notebook with amazing capabilities. The ION Graphics Processing Unit is DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0 enabled and powers a 10.2" 1024x600 LED LCD screen. With NVIDIA graphics technologies such as PurevideoHD and CUDA the possibilities are endless! Get the edge with hardware acceleration in applications and high definition video encoding and playback! Enjoy crystal clear 1080P HD video without hiccups or jaggies on one the smallest and most energy-efficient devices and push it out through the included HDMI port.

The system houses an easily upgradable 1GB of DDR2 memory and a 160GB hard disk. Multimedia features such as the SD/MMC card reader, Wireless-G networking, 1.3M pixels webcam and optional Bluetooth V2.0 make the Mobii ION 230 an extremely versatile mobile computer The in and output connections include 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN connection, audio in/output and 2x USB 2.0 ports. Last but not least, the standard 6-cell battery of 4400mAh can power up the Mobii mini-notebook up to 4 hours.

The new and improved Mobii will be available in the colors black, red and lime within a next few weeks. The standard operating system will be Linux. The new Point of View Mobii is the perfect notebook for work, school or on the road. Ideal in size and weight and with all the features you would expect from a full-size workstation. A stylish and portable solution for your daily work!

Source: Point of View
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35 Comments on Point of View Releases its First NVIDIA ION Netbook

#1
[I.R.A]_FBi
meh .... it all fails to come together
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#2
mtosev
the color is simpelly ugly.
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#3
phanbuey
wow... massive aesthetics fail on the green one... the black one looks nice.
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#4
ShogoXT
Haha that green is driving me nuts.
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#5
thebnq
Would be nice if they came out with the other colours available on their other mobii notebooks :laugh:
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#6
Aximous
It says black red and lime so obviously you're looking at the lime one!
anyway having H.264 HW acceleration and HDMI output is a big plus
but stated battery life gets a minus as my ASUS 1000HE lasts twice as much of that
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#7
Conti027
If I would to get one i'd get the neon green one.
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#8
Meecrob
meh, Atom dosnt impress me, I would have liked to have seen nVidia team up with Via on the ION and cut intel out of the deal, Nano+ION would=huge win :)
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#9
DanishDevil
YAY Ion is coming! Too bad it came way too late and I bought a 13" already :ohwell:
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#10
Aximous
A 12" with HDMI and Z series atom is my Ideal Netbook of choice
10 is just not big enough..
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#11
DanishDevil
Lenovo has their S12 out now, and it will be integrating Ion into it soon. It's getting closer to your ideal :)
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#13
aj28
Meh. Not real impressed... For one, what's the price? Two, why Linux? Btw, Linux is standard? Why? Didn't they get that memo from all the other netbook manufacturers? I mean, will Windows even be an option? You'd think in a press release they'd mention that type of thing, if not simply to inform us whether it will be XP or Vista-based. Oh, and up to 4 hours? Wonder how its "high definition video encoding and playback" capabilities affect that already pathetic figure. Three? Oh, right, it's ugly as sin!!!

Really, nVidia is doing a decent job here. They've put together a good platform, but let's be honest in saying that really, it's nothing ATI couldn't have done if they still designed Intel chipsets. It's not even all that energy efficient if a 6-cell battery can only power the unit 4 hours! The display is tiny and LED backlit! The Atom consumes almost no power! So why the horrible battery life? I'm placing the blame squarely on nVidia for what's shaping up to be a not-so-green chipset. PoV just plain fails completely though. GG.

That said, I think Intel either has significantly more or significantly less to do with Ion's delay than we seem to have been believing.

p.s. You can't playback 1080P with 600 lines so stop saying it!!!
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#15
DanishDevil
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
why no DC Atom?!?!
Intel has said that dual core atoms are not meant for netbooks, only nettops.
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#16
steelkane
I wonder what flavor of linux it will have.
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#17
Meecrob
by: DanishDevil
Intel has said that dual core atoms are not meant for netbooks, only nettops.
my buddy who works for intel said they are still arguing over that, alot of netbook/sub notebook makers want to use dualcore atom's to help make their netbooks not suck ass so bad for general use, but intel sees that as taking market share away from their low end dualcore core2 based cpu's :/

via just needs to get that dual core nano they talked about thats sposta be 45nm out on the market, that would help a good bit :)
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
wow that green is ugly.


I too, want an ion laptop - chucking coreAVC on there would at least make it HD capable.
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#19
Apocolypse007
@aj28

You output the processed video through the HDMI port, which is very capable of transferring to any HDMI equipped 1080p monitor or HDTV.
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#20
Wile E
Power User
So damn close to what I want, yet so far. Why no 720p screen?
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Wile E
So damn close to what I want, yet so far. Why no 720p screen?
some of them started coming out with 1360x768, that'd be perfect on an ION system.
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#22
Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
some of them started coming out with 1360x768, that'd be perfect on an ION system.
Yeah, that's what I'm after.
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#24
Wile E
Power User
by: DanishDevil
Lenovo S12 is 720P.
Is it ION based?
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#25
DanishDevil
As I said above, right now, they do not have an ION option, but they will be adding an ION option soon.
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