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Old 8th Apr 2009, 12:05   #1
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Acer launches first Nvidia Ion PC

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...vidia-ion-pc/1

Acer officially reveals the PC previously known as Hornet, which is based on Nvidia's Ion platform and has an optional motion sensitive controller.

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Old 8th Apr 2009, 12:13   #2
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Give it an internal Blu-Ray drive and i'm sold!
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Give it an internal Blu-Ray drive and i'm sold!
Because that wouldn't double the price...

It'd be nice to see if the x64 extensions on the 230 would improve the HD playback at all..
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This is good news to me, I've never built a desktop before but I'm really impressed with the ION, cant wait to build my own machine with this in it.
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 13:27   #5
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Lol at it being half a HTPC and half a wii. I have to say though, it does look like quite a good product.
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Wow, it's the first time when Acer made something even potentially interesting.
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"Nvidia says that the Ion-based AspreRevo “can handle a wide variety of computing needs,"
AspireRevo?

Looks pretty cool, when will Bit-Tech get one to play with?
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Just .... gimme!

I read elsewhere that Acer will be punting this at the $300 price point, but even if it ends up being 300 it'd be a worthy replacement for the manky old mini-ITX box that is currently running my home webserver.

Hell, if they do one in white it'll look very nice sat on top of my Mac-styled HDMI switch :-)
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I don't care specifically about this Acer-product, but it's nice to see that the Ion-systems are starting to get produced.

Ion will be the first real media-center for your living-room, with the capability of running BlueRay and 1080i HD videos flawlessly, where the so far used miniITX-systems failed to deliver enough performance.

Ion is small, powerfull enough for all media-tasks and silent to be used out of the box in your living-room.

Can't wait for more Ion-systems to be released.
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I don't care specifically about this Acer-product, but it's nice to see that the Ion-systems are starting to get produced.

Ion will be the first real media-center for your living-room, with the capability of running BlueRay and 1080i HD videos flawlessly, where the so far used miniITX-systems failed to deliver enough performance.

Ion is small, powerfull enough for all media-tasks and silent to be used out of the box in your living-room.

Can't wait for more Ion-systems to be released.
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nice, since my PC needs have matured over the last few years I no longer feel the need for expensive huge systems with everything I can fit into it. I am now after a small but powerful quiet computer that can run stuff at a decent performance rate but can also be hidden away under the desk, or even on a book shelf by the sounds of it
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so wait the lawsuits have been settled then???
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Price be-damned! At least give me the option of having an internal Blu-Ray drive. I'd rather not have to hook up an external drive to it... that somewhat defeats the purpose of having a small form pc.

That being said, I hope that I never get to such tight living quarters where I don't have the room for a decent sized tower that I can put multiple drives in. Sure, an air cooled tower emits some noise, but seriously? Do you not run audio to a decent set of speakers that covers that slight bit of ambient noise? Only time I hear fan whir is if the audio has gone dead silent.
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I love the naming of the device, wasn't the codename for the Nintendo Wii the 'Revolution'. Could there be any possibility Nintendo could sue?
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Im sold!
once this thing comes out in the US, imma snatch one!
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If it does not have digital out then it is a no buy...
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I love the naming of the device, wasn't the codename for the Nintendo Wii the 'Revolution'. Could there be any possibility Nintendo could sue?
It gets better than that - Acer are including a white, wireless gaming "mouse" to control a bundled set of Wii-like PC games too.
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