"NVIDIA's Ion platform combines the well-known Intel Atom 1.6Ghz
processor to the GeForce 9400M GPU, providing a powerful graphics
core in netbooks (in fact, the same GPU powers Apple's new
MacBook). While release dates are as of yet unknown, the platform
is supposed to arrive in the coming months.
"In any case, NVIDIA is in a precarious position. Basically
every netbook sold today is an all-Intel machine, from the graphics
core down to the processor. Considering the use-case of most of
these netbooks - quick, on-the-go computing - most users probably
won't need a really powerful GPU. The screen is mostly the limiting
factor here. This obviously hurts NVIDIA, because they see a
fast-growing market they're not part of."
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