NVIDIA ION and LinuxTag

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jul 07, 2009 in Site News

As promised, here are some pictures of the NVIDIA ION box which were so kindly lent out to us during LinuxTag. Big thanks to NVIDIA for making this happen :)

Before sending it back to NVIDIA (with a tear in my eye, wanted to keep it ;) ) I gave it a quick testspin, since I didn’t get to play with it all that much during LinuxTag. My impression of that small box was that no matter what you fed it the playback didn’t stutter and was smooth and crisp. I have watched blueray on PS3 using the same TV and although that was fine, I don’t think the NVIDIA did any worse. Too bad my friend wasn’t home so we could try it out on his reference projector :(

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Anyways, I will also post some pictures from linuxtag.

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Discussion - 6 Comments

  • HenrikDK Jul 07, 2009 

    goodbye ion box, well miss you…

  • lixxus Jul 16, 2009 

    is the nvidia box avaliable for sell ? if so when

  • blittan Jul 16, 2009 

    @lixxus: shoudn’t think so.. It’s a rare prototype box. Belongs to NVIDIA.

  • Gordintoronto Jul 19, 2009 

    An Asrock system based on this design was listed on New Egg July 14, but it’s out of stock now. Near-perfect HTPC/ Internet machine. There will be many more in the next few months.

  • miah Jul 27, 2009 

    the Acer revo is based on atom/ion. Just got mine today and it is great! Especially with the price tag at <$300 USD. It is the first box that can, i my humble opinion, logistically replace the original xbox.

  • erase Aug 05, 2009 

    the ASRock ION 330 is the machine gord references. Anitec.ca has some in stock and I believe if you are in toronto that Canada Computers carries them.

    installed xmbc on it today (under linux) and it seemed to handle 720p x.264 content pretty well – not perfectly for everything, but close to perfect.

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