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Acer launches first NVIDIA ION PC

by Scott Bicheno on 8 April 2009, 08:53

Tags: ION, AspireRevo, Acer (TPE:2353), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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The long wait for NVIDIA's much anticipated IGP designed specifically to work with Intel Atom processors is over.

Acer has launched, among a bunch of other things, the AspireRevo mini desktop, which runs on the Atom 230 CPU and ION graphics. In theory the AspireRevo should offer considerably better graphics performance than other Atom based systems, thanks to the ION IGP.

"The highly integrated NVIDIA ION GPU delivers 10X faster graphics performance than other small desktop PCs," claims the Acer press release. It seems to be being positioned as a multimedia domestic PC and has an HDMI port and a VESA mount. The optimal use, according to Acer, is connected to a TV.

"The AspireRevo is small and quiet enough to go anywhere, yet big enough to handle all the needs of your digital lifestyle," said Gianpiero Morbello, corporate VP of marketing for Acer. "It's perfectly suited for the living room, because NVIDIA ION provides a brilliant graphics experience with digital photos, watching video, and playing family-friendly games."

More information on this as we get it, including pricing and availability. In the meantime, is this something that would tempt you and if so at what price? Let us know in the discussion forums.




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PLEASE tell me it has a better video output than the D-Sub I see
PLEASE tell me it has a better video output than the D-Sub I see

Clearly you missed the HDMI port :p

Surely we should be moving on from D-Sub these days… It's disappointing to find new products with D-Sub, especially when you can always use a DVI -> D-Sub adapter.
yup it has one - nice little box this really - even can be hung on the back of the telly. Good stuff.
Im not a fan as said above whats with the dsub? i much prefer the nvidia referance design.
I much prefer the nVidia reference design.
Me too. Acer should also ditch that black glossy plastic. I absolutely HATE it! It not only attracts dust, fingerprints and scratches as soon as you take it out of the box, but it makes it look cheap. It needs to be smaller, preferably made of metal (half the size of a Mac mini would be really cool) and have DVI as standard.