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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: World's smallest Mac. HD ready. Reply with quote

Well, Apple better do something with the Mac Mini pretty quick if they are gonna do anything at all, because it looks like they may have some serious competition in the HTPC realm. NVIDIA just unveiled it's Ion platform at CES, "an Intel Atom coupled with their 9400M chipset". Smaller than a Mac Mini, with the ability to push 1080p, low heat and cheap cheap cheap. And, its hardware combination makes it a no-brainer for installing OS-X.

Here's a couple teaser photos:





Check out the CES video demonstration HERE


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking at that last night and was thinking that would make an amazing netbook and an amazing nettop. Also, the $50 premium for the Ion platform looks like a good deal to me as well.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/sff_ion.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just hope someone sells it in a sexier case!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any word on price?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Any word on price?

You could safely figure at least $50-$100 over current nettops (around $300), I hope someone sells this with the dual core Atom though since that would make a speedy little Linux box.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate computers that don't have a front or back.... Wink




If you see one in those photo's be sure to point it out to me.... I can't tell which is which... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
I hate computers that don't have a front or back.... Wink ... If you see one in those photo's be sure to point it out to me.... I can't tell which is which... Twisted Evil


WARNING.....DONT LOOK AT THIS ONE.....WARNING

It's a miniaturized Borg Cube in diguise* Very Happy







But don't bother buying one...Its a little bit expensive at the moment..Shocked

http://tinyurl.com/7ymbdz

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aquafire wrote:
hackersmovie wrote:
I hate computers that don't have a front or back.... Wink ... If you see one in those photo's be sure to point it out to me.... I can't tell which is which... Twisted Evil


WARNING.....DONT LOOK AT THIS ONE.....WARNING

It's a miniaturized Borg Cube in diguise* Very Happy







But don't bother buying one...Its a little bit expensive at the moment..Shocked

http://tinyurl.com/7ymbdz

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
I hate computers that don't have a front or back.... Wink




If you see one in those photo's be sure to point it out to me.... I can't tell which is which... Twisted Evil

The rear doesn't have the nvidia branding on it, also usually the back end has the eathernet, power, video, but the 7.1 audio would usually be on the back. Also, the case is kind of ugly, now if it had ATI and AMD branding it would be beautiful.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The NVIDIA is a a lot of impressive technology in a very small package. I am not a fan of the busy front of this box. I think they should have put the toslink on the back. Not a big deal if you are running and entire HDMI 1.3 set-up. Myself I prefer to run audio via toslink to my amp on it's own.

Again great little product.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this case it's no doubt function over form so I wouldn't expect it to be Apple quality, visually speaking, since it ain't by Apple. Plus this thing isn't suppose to be displayed in the forefront of you AV rack. It just needs to sit there quietly chewing on those 1080p frames. Cool
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