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Intel and Nvidia announced today that they've resolved their legal problems thanks to a new, six-year cross-licensing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Intel will pay Nvidia $1.5 billion dollars in five annual installments beginning on January 18. As part of the agreement, the two companies have renounced all previous legal claims,... Read more...
NVIDIA's Ion has helped to revolutionize the nettop and netbook market place. Just a couple of years ago, netbooks were incapable of playing back 720p content smoothly; now, Ion-equipped netbooks have no trouble playing back 1080p content. The next generation of Ion is already out, but now NVIDIA is hoping to do for... Read more...
NVIDIA's Ion platform got off to a really hot start, but it has struggled to maintain the momentum of late. At launch, we saw one device after the other shipping with Ion, from netbooks to nettops to just about everything in between. Now, that flow has slowed somewhat as legitimate competition has mounted, but Zotac... Read more...
It looks like the cat is out of the bag, and Asus has no plans of trying to put it back in. We're talking about the company's upcoming Eee Box refresh -- the Eee Box EB1501P -- details of which have been leaked all over the Web, and apparently now confirmed by Asus. As the online chatter goes, the new Eee Box is set to ship stateside within... Read more...
Rumors around the Internet suggest that Intel may be planning to cancel the Celeron brand in 8-12 months, due to significant overlap with Atom prices. At present, the Celeron P4500 (1.86GHz, dual-core) is $86 as is the T3100 (1.9GHz, 1MB L2). The upcoming Atom N550, due to launch in the third quarter, is a dual-core chip running at 1500MHz,... Read more...
Intel's desktop/nettop Atom processors have never enjoyed the prestige or sales figures of their netbook brethren, but two new Atom introductions this week prove Intel hasn't written the platform off altogether. Two new Atom CPUs, the D425 (single-core) and D525 (dual-core) are now available. Both chips run at 1.8GHz, feature 512K of L2 cache... Read more...
If you've managed to glance through any of our recent netbook reviews, you'd know that we're big fans of NVIDIA's Ion. This technology has enabled netbooks to handle multi-media in a way they never could using older integrated GPUs, and we honestly wish there were more options out there just like it. One area that... Read more...
ZOTAC is best known for a couple of things: intense graphics card, and powerful small form factor PCs. Today, the company is touching on both of its core values with the introduction of the world's first ION Upgrade Kits. This is a huge boon for anyone looking to get a little more horsepower behind their existing shell.The ION Upgrade Kit... Read more...
With CES scheduled to begin in just two days, NVIDIA has begun publicly hinting about the technology it plans to display at the trade show this year. According to a recent blog post, the company will showcase a new mobile technology under the "Optimus" brand name. Details are scarce; the blog only states the following: "NVIDIA Optimus technology... Read more...
We've heard a lot about NVIDIA's Ion technology here lately, but we haven't heard much of Tegra since Microsoft's Zune HD launched. If you'll recall, that was the latest mainstream device to launch with Tegra technology within, but it sounds like Tegra might get another shot in the arm via a completely unexpected... Read more...
MSI announced the new Wind Top AE2220 Hi-Fi, an all-in-one PC that offers high-end audio. The Wind Top AE2220 Hi-Fi features SRS Surround Sound technology as well as MSI's Premium Sound Technology. According to MSI, this combination of technologies produces more authentic sound that resembles the professional-grade acoustic fidelity preferred... Read more...
The desktop may not be selling as well these days compared to the notebook, but the all-in-one PC sure has been keeping up with the times. More than ever, people are interested in acquiring PCs that handle the basics well and take up a small amount of space. MSI's AE2220 looks to be a perfect machine if you fit into that category, boasting... Read more...
Netbooks based around NVIDIA's Ion graphics technology aren't entirely new, though the few that are equipped just started shipping recently. Up until now, Asus has managed to avoid Ion within its expanding Eee PC line, but we're thrilled to see the company's first netbook announced with what amounts to being a real, hard-working GPU.The Eee... Read more...
Acer announced the extremely compact AspireRevo R3610-U9012. This "one-liter nettop" is a small and energy-efficient computer that is about the size of a book. The AspireRevo R3610-U9012 features NVIDIA ION graphics and Microsoft DirectX, enabling you to view 1080p HD movies and play DirectX 10 games. The AspireRevo R3610-U9012 is powered... Read more...
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