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Point of View Releases its First NVIDIA ION Netbook

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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.

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meh .... it all fails to come together
 

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the color is simpelly ugly.
 
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wow... massive aesthetics fail on the green one... the black one looks nice.
 
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Haha that green is driving me nuts.
 

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Would be nice if they came out with the other colours available on their other mobii notebooks :laugh:
 
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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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If I would to get one i'd get the neon green one.
 

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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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YAY Ion is coming! Too bad it came way too late and I bought a 13" already :ohwell:
 
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A 12" with HDMI and Z series atom is my Ideal Netbook of choice
10 is just not big enough..
 
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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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I like it.
 
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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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why no DC Atom?!?!
 
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I wonder what flavor of linux it will have.
 

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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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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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@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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So damn close to what I want, yet so far. Why no 720p screen?
 

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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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Lenovo S12 is 720P.
 

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