Originally Posted by AlCabone
I seriously hope they won't release nettops with 8 - 10 inch screens for HD video playback. ION will be awesome for HTPCs, but I'm afraid we'll be soon fed with some marketing bullshit like: "You can now get the unprecedented full HD experience absolutely everywhere!" and what you get is an 8 inch screen nettop that can play almost half of an HD movie with a single recharge.
I could understand the resolution problem, but most netbooks with 4+ cell batteries get stellar battery life.
And as I understand it, the ion is the platform and associated chipset, it could accommodate the 330 or the newer N280.... Not that I think the 330 is a particularly good choice because of the large increase in power consumption and lesser increase in performance. Perhaps it's successor can make itself a convincing product.
I'm glad there's some competition now (even with intel's drastically improved new core logic) and I'm glad that nVidia was so quick on the turnaround (or at least managed not to leak anything until a couple of months ago).