Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Nettop Acer Hornet could be the first implementation platform NVIDIA Ion

Already on 8 April in China, will begin selling a compact media center Acer Hornet, based on the expected platform NVIDIA Ion.


The device of compact size to easily cope with FullHD 1080p video playback and will offer customers a number of interesting active entertainment in the manner of a game console, Nintendo Wii.

«Hornet» is equipped with a processor Intel Atom N230, one or two gigabytes of memory, hard disk drive 80 or 160 GB.

Modul Wi-Fi, web-camera would be options. Depending on configuration, users will get the wired or wireless keyboard and mouse.

The solution can operate under control of the OS loaded almost instantly Boxshell, built on the basis of Linux, and is running Vista Home Basic / Premium.

Price Range Acer Hornet in China amount to 149-299 dollars, which is very good for such a functional device. Add attractive novelty of its extremely low noise level, which is within the 26 dBA.

Source: Engadget