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News Acer launches first Nvidia Ion PC

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    Give it an internal Blu-Ray drive and i'm sold!
     
  3. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    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..
     
  4. Red Eye

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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.
     
  5. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Maybe the next generation Networked Media Tank
     
  6. Mentai

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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.
     
  7. n3mo

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    Wow, it's the first time when Acer made something even potentially interesting.
     
  8. WildThing

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    AspireRevo?

    Looks pretty cool, when will Bit-Tech get one to play with?
     
  9. interzen

    interzen Real men use chainsaws.

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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.
     
  11. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    +1
     
  12. DriftCarl

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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 :D
     
  13. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    so wait the lawsuits have been settled then???
     
  14. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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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.
     
  15. Red Eye

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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!
     
  17. ZERO <ibis>

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    If it does not have digital out then it is a no buy...
     
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    HDMI is included.
     
  19. Guest-16

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    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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