Asus mulling launch of NVIDIA Ion powered netbooks and nettops, Eee Box B1006 on the way?
According to unnamed industry sources cited by DigiTimes in one of its latest reports, Asus is reportedly considering launching new netbooks and nettops with NVIDIA’s Ion platform for enhanced graphics performance on these low-cost machines. Knowing that there are already several products with the NVIDIA Ion chip either out in the market or currently on the way, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Asus plans such a move to stay competitive. DigiTimes even goes as far as to mention the possible name of the first upcoming Ion-based Asus nettop: the Eee Box B1006. Now, if only this computer doesn’t get crippled with a small-time Atom processor, Asus just might have a winner in their hands. We’ll see if they ever announce this for a possible release in Q3 2009.