Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 5 Aug 2009.
Makes sense. Surprised it has taken them this long though.
Yep, I thought they'd release DX9 first.
Still, between a 15" notebook and an iPod Touch I don't really see the need of a netbook.
If it's 50% cheaper at least, it'll be worth considering.
Just release the bloody thing already.
oooooooo i like!
nVIDIA went backwards (Ion LE), AMD went forward (785G)
Except Windows 7 is pretty much out of the door. They should've started with the DX9 version and released a DX10 version later...
I still use my smartphone more than my netbook =/
Im still waiting for my pico-itx ion board ,come on nvidia release it allready ...
Bizarre move with Windows 7 weeks away.
I don't see a point to this...
Most of us who are interested in the ION platform will be grabbing Windows 7, which supports Direct X 10.
Needless to say, where the hell is my Atom 330, Ion powered netbook? How long do I have to wait before I can finally get one of these things? The Ion is pretty much useless unless you've got a dual core driving the thing...
meh.. you would have to purchase the expensive (relatively) Windows 7 Home Premium as the Started edition is severely limited. Thus jacking up the price of the product.
This entire netbook segment is so messed up and out of place. When I first heard about a "netbook" I thought they were going to be dirt cheap. But it appears that people want to have their cake and eat it too and netbooks are just getting more and more expensive to account for feature creep.
I'll buy a real laptop any day over an over-priced "netbook".
Win7 HP wasn't expensive on pre-order.
main problem of course with all these Atom boards is of course Adobe.
they really need to get their arse in gear and encode hardware flash, my full fat ATOM isnt capable of playing flash videos however if i download them (in *.flv) Nvidia kicks in and 1080p is no sweat for the little thing.
*grumble* blooming adobe *grumble*
And explain again why they would care?
The same Adobe who's been promising GPU accelerated Flash for years now?
They don't have any real competition at the moment. They have all the time in the world.
Maybe if we'd all support MS' Silverlight... but never mind, all those kids yelling "M$!! Muahaha, I'm sooo funny!!!" will never agree to that.
And it's not that great to be honest.
Adobe can pretty much do what they want since they control a relatively large share of their respective markets.
That said, we do need competition, because if not, then Flash will go the way of TN monitors and run slower and more system intensive as time goes by.
yeah with win 7 around the corner, it's kinda strange thing to do.. unless they plan on a really low cost system, it makes sense as windows xp can be bundled with word 2007 to make a great deal.. must have software for netbook- they are selling bundles like this for cheap here (checked and they are legit)
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