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Medion Details its First NVIDIA ION Nettop

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German PC maker Medion unveiled its first product based on NVIDIA's ION platform, the Akoya Mini E2076 D nettop. It is built inside a slim and compact chassis with piano-black finish, seated on a stand a-la LCD monitors. Measuring measures 150 x 170 x 20 mm, the Akoya Mini E2076 D packs a single-core or dual-core Intel Atom processor aided with the NVIDIA ION mGPU chipset with GeForce 9400M graphics. It makes use of 2 GB of DDR2 memory, and offers 320 GB of storage. Connectivity options include gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, and six USB 2.0 ports. Each of these comes with Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed. Medion will start shipping these in September at a suggested retail price between 300 and 350 Euro.

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I'm waiting for a company to fit a blu-ray drive in one before I worry about picking one up. For now, my HTPC works just fine...
 
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The performance of these units are very bad. Read the bit-tech review
As in worse than Atom+ ion is expected to be or generally? They're not meant to be high performing bits of kit (although ion can do HD video pretty nicely.
 
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As in worse than Atom+ ion is expected to be or generally? They're not meant to be high performing bits of kit (although ion can do HD video pretty nicely.
I am comparing them to reasonably priced laptops. These can only do crappy games at most at 1024X768, and even that is difficult for it. Not saying they should be monster gaming rigs, but come on. Since they are bigger than laptops, they should be able to pack more power.
 

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I am comparing them to reasonably priced laptops. These can only do crappy games at most at 1024X768, and even that is difficult for it. Not saying they should be monster gaming rigs, but come on. Since they are bigger than laptops, they should be able to pack more power.
Gaming isn't the primary focus with these computers.

The laptops you are comparing these to probably consume 2-3 times the power, and they definitely aren't bigger than most laptops. Your average 15" laptop is: ~365mm x 275mm x 40mm. This thing is only 150 x 170 x 20.

Even if you drop down as low as laptops really go and say a 13.1" they are still: ~315mm x 210mm x 35mm. How are you getting that they are bigger than laptops? This nettop is about 25% smaller than a 13.1" laptop...
 
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Why people always think of games? This PC is excelent for a young kid, for example, who wants to learn to use the PC, the Internet, and to use it for school, for example. Also is a very good workstation for a small office. Small footprint, low consumption, good performance for a normal office computer. Also is perfect for older people (why everybody forgets about them?). It's small, it's ok for Internet, mail, small games, movies, documents. My Parents would love one of these!
 
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Why people always think of games? This PC is excelent for a young kid, for example, who wants to learn to use the PC, the Internet, and to use it for school, for example. Also is a very good workstation for a small office. Small footprint, low consumption, good performance for a normal office computer. Also is perfect for older people (why everybody forgets about them?). It's small, it's ok for Internet, mail, small games, movies, documents. My Parents would love one of these!
Agreed. I think a lot of peopel are msising the point of these computers.

First, they are cheap. A small price tag in this economy is looked at much more closely than ever.

Second, they are small. Clipping to the back of an LCD moniter does wonders for space. Think of coprorate settings where price is first, performance is last, and deskspace is a HUGE factor.

Now, as for performance. They are, not, and I repeat, NOT gamings. The Atom is a very low power and lower perfomring CPU. Think of the energy savings of this over time as well. Hell, think of the time spent Firefoxing and Word over say, FPS gaming.

Yes, this is not for everyone. But small, cheap, energy efficient, and able to do video nice is a damn nice set of traits to have right about now. I'm looking at the HP Home Servers with the Atoms in it myself now. Remember, not everything is high performance and horsepower, sometimes.
 

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Heck, I plan to pick one up solely as my torrent machine, that gets left on 24/7. I waste far too much electricity keeping a full on desktop running simply to be downloading torrents all day...
 
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Is it me or this thing look like a HP Blackbird clone?
 
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Well, that is 530euro + VAT. A lot more than the Medion!
yes it is because of 4GB Hyperx + 500GB HDD 7200rpm (not 5400) + bluray reader +ah!!! and because of wifi inclusion.

top performance higher price.

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I still don't think it is worth it...

I'll probably just build one myself, and now that I think about it, I'll probably use a Celeron E1400 in a standard 775 board...