NVIDIA Shows off Ion at CES

NVIDIA NVIDIA was showing off a demo model of the upcoming NVIDIA Ion platform, based around Intel’s Atom CPU. PC Perspective and HotHardware both have videos of the Ion platform, and you can get an idea of just how small it was, and how cool-running it is.

Given that this was a non-portable demo, they had the 1.6GHz dual-core Atom 330 installed (although a dual-core Atom and the Ion should eventually make their way into netbooks later this year). The Ion platform contains NVIDIA’s GeForce 9400M GPU for graphics processing.

Assuming the price is able to be kept low when netbooks based around this platform launch, we should be able to get 1080p and all of the bells and whistles that come with Windows 7, as well Vista if you decide to go that around (although by the time the Ion launches, Windows 7 should be available).

PC Perspective
via Engadget