Acer to use Nvidia's Ion chip for new nettop line

04/8/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Acer announced a deal with Nvidia to make and market low-end "nettop" home computers using Nvidia's Ion chipset. Nvidia is marketing the Ion as a cheaper and more powerful alternative to Intel's rival Atom chip for nettop computers. Analysts say the Acer device could cost as much as 30% less than comparable machines with Intel chips while offering slightly better performance.

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