HP and Dell to launch ION netbooks in Q3 2009

June 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm

HP and Dell to launch ION netbooks in Q3 2009It’s a bit disappointing that we haven’t seen more big name manufacturers announcing ION netbooks at the Computex show, the only new ones we’ve seen are from the likes of Telecast and Weibu. However, both Hewlett-Packard and Dell are expected to launch netbooks using the ION-platform in the third quarter of this year according to Digitimes.

The main big profile ION netbook that has been announced so far is the Lenovo Ideapad S12. Other big names such as Asustek and MSI are also looking to launch ION products in the second half of this year.

However, Intel is looking to spoil the Nvidia party. According to the report, Intel is “reducing its offer of price incentives to PC vendors who are considering Ion-based products”. It is also closely monitoring vendors’ Atom inventories, to prevent them from dumping chipsets bought at a discount and using the CPUs with Nvidia’s ION. Is Intel not learning anything from its EU anti-competitive ruling and subsequent €1.06 billion fine?


3 Responses to “HP and Dell to launch ION netbooks in Q3 2009”

  1. Ion Lover said:
    June 4th, 2009 1:58 AM

    Darn…this is just another case of great technology potentially being squashed by greed. Intel…instead of stifling progress, why don’t you make a GPU that is competitive with the ION and let the marketplace sort out the winner?

  2. Gino said:
    July 31st, 2009 5:01 AM

    AMD needs to step up and buy VIA over. Screw Intel. Longlive nVidia!

  3. Jaak Dell Estonia said:
    September 29th, 2009 5:51 PM

    Interesting, that Samsung, Eee PC and HP have been faster than Dell in ION. Hope Dell will bring it out together with Win 7.