MSI and Asus to snub Nvidia’s Ion platform?

April 30, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Nvidia IonTwo of the biggest names in the netbook arena, Asustek and Microstar International (MSI), have no plans to launch products based on the Nvidia Ion platform according to Fudzilla. Its sources suggest that ION-based netbooks from these two manufacturers are not even on the agenda.

The report goes on to say that neither company wants to upset their relationship with Intel by choosing to adopt Nvidia’s platform. Another reason is that they do not want to cannibalise sales of their current nettops in the market.

We are expecting a number of “key” players to announce Ion-powered netbooks at Computex Taipei in June. If this news is true, then unfortunately MSI and Asus will not be on that list. MSI may be focusing on a rumoured Android netbook that it is supposed to be announced at the show instead.


3 Responses to “MSI and Asus to snub Nvidia’s Ion platform?”

  1. analord said:
    April 30th, 2009 5:45 PM

    well.. We’re all expecting the new Ion Platform in the next generation of netbooks; is really sad to know that MSI and Asus don’t want a cheap laptop with a good GPU (like geforce 8400m).

  2. Jet Sun said:
    April 30th, 2009 6:10 PM

    It’s very disappointing news if true. Remember it’s only a rumour for now, I’m hoping that we’ll be pleasantly surprised at Computex…

  3. james said:
    May 1st, 2009 3:48 AM

    i hope running cod world at war will be possible. i just want one with a duo core atom netbook, then ill be happy.