We know they’re coming and it looks like we’re starting to see more noise about the arrival of NVidia Ion based Netbooks. Engadget is linking to a Netbook News report on the Ion Mobi Netbook from Point of View that is running a desktop Atom 230 processor, powered by the NVidia Ion platform. That cuts down on the power savings we are used to seeing/hearing about with Netbooks, and the jury is out on whether or not the uptick in graphics and processing capability will offer enough of a trade off.
The supposed attraction here is that the NVidia Ion platform will let you turn this into a HD playing device. Color me skeptical, but I just don’t see that as a viable niche given that to take advantage of the HD features you probably want to connect this up to a larger screen and have it plugged in for power. But that’s why there are many different mobile solutions out there.
US prices will probably come at just under $500.