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Old 12-23-2009, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Intel: NVIDIA Ion is Overkill

During an interview with LAPTOP Magazine, the director of netbook marketing at Intel said that the ION is overkill and overpriced. Whether or not you agree with his assessment, one thing he said is an absolute fact, it is the market that will decide the winning platform.

To run multimedia you donít need a huge graphics chip. And thatís what those third-party decoder solutions will show in the marketplace. There are much more innovative ways to get multimedia capabilities that will continue to provide lower power and longer battery life. In terms of usages, netbooks are not meant for gaming. You can run Internet games fine today with the existing solutions. We believe (Ion) adds unnecessary additional cost and the other trade-offs make it less desirable. Our customers have the option to design netbooks how they want to but ultimately the market is going to decide.
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So, i guess being able to play HD video on a net book is overkill
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I think it probably is.
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I think it probably is.
What, being able to play HD movies is overkill? Really?

Intel is just mad because their GPU's suck.
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Do they have an HDMI out or something? I don't want to watch HD films on a 10" screen.

Although I agree, this is just sour grapes or whatever from intel simply because they are competitors.
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So, i guess being able to play HD video on a net book is overkill
Most netbooks have 1024x600 screens so HD video playback could be considered overkill.
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^ i've seen alot of low end notebooks/ nicer netbooks that have a 1366x768 screen, which is good for 720p.
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^ i've seen alot of low end notebooks/ nicer netbooks that have a 1366x768 screen, which is good for 720p.
Indeed, mine is 1366x768 and I despise the Intel GMA 500 it has - even lags on Diablo II! And of course playing 720p is out of the question. ION would be perfect.
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^ i've seen alot of low end notebooks/ nicer netbooks that have a 1366x768 screen, which is good for 720p.
Stil now that Pine Trail is out there is zero reason to get an Ion based system. Either go with Atom w/ on die graphics for maximum battery life or get a upcoming Arrandale based laptop for superior cpu and gpu performance and higher (but still relatively low) power usage.
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