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Nvidia Ion Chipset for Notebooks February 25, 2010

Posted by n2ition0709 in Uncategorized.
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For some time now, I have been doing research on a new laptop. I am a fan of Netbooks as they are convenient, small and compact. However, I didn’t have enough time to do research when my larger 15.4 widescreen notebook motherboard dropped everything from USBs to the keyboard/touchpad. I was in the middle of doing a college paper and no matter what Techie skill I used, even rebooting; it was done for = hosed.

I rushed to get a replacement and got a netbook because it was inexpensive and gave me what I needed. I’ve only had it for over 6-months and realized that I’m more of a multi-media user and this standard netbook wasn’t doing it for me.

For the last couple of months, I’ve been doing serious research and found the netbooks that use an Nvidia ION chipset, which works much better than the Intels on-board chipset. The quality is much better.

Well, now…just a couple of months later, the newest Nvidia ION chipset was announced.  The ION II. Unfortunately, those who have tested it has shown some significant differences between the two.  Not every Netbook or Notebook manufacturer is on this yet.  Right now, the ONLY one is Acer and I used to be an Acer user, but haven’t been pleased with their specs.  I didn’t have 1-notebook for 2-yrs before it melted. Just a coincidence. Then there’s the motherboard on the warranty replacement another 2-yrs later. Now, there’s the netbook.

Don’t get me wrong, Acer is okay but suggest doing your homework. I don’t like Acer’s support and warranty. They’re cheap and if you don’t care, then you can get Acer anywhere. But it will be short-lived and you’ll soon be looking for something new. Trust me, in 5-yrs, I’ve gone through 3 Acers.

I don’t like the quality so far and it’s not the name brand that I buy in to. I try to stay up with the changes in that aspect and have found that you get what you pay for; that’s for sure.

I’m going to try something new and it may cost a bit more but at least they quality is much better.

This time, I’m going for the NVIDIA ION Chipset vs. Intel. Plus, the warranty and quality of the maker’s history.

Read the attached links on the latest NVIDIA ION 2 chipset and decide for yourself; I have = http://blogs.zdnet.com/computers/?p=1576

http://www.liliputing.com/2010/02/nvidia-ion-2-netbook-benchmarked.html

Happy Research before you Buy!!