There is a rumor that a netbook to be debuted in June at the Computex PC trade show in Taipei, Taiwan will feature a new graphics chip called the ION. The rumored initial shipping date for these netbooks will be in July 2009. The producer(s) of these netbooks is still unknown, but they are to come from “key players” in the industry.
One “key player” could be Acer, as this company has a consistent track record of releasing new netbooks. Acer will also soon release the first ION-based nettop, the AspireRevo.
This new ION graphics chip will be able to withstand more demanding netbook applications and allow users to view 1080p content and access graphics and video intensive applications, such as various video games and Google Earth.