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Lenovo Group and Samsung Electronics, currently the only makers of netbooks to adopt Nvidia GeForce 9400M core-logic (which is mostly known for its Ion brand), have decided to delay the release of such machines till Microsoft Corp. launches its Windows 7 operating system. The problem for potential end-users may be substantial price hikes of the machines.

According to reports by Gizmodo and LaptopMag web-sites, Lenovo and Samsung have decided to delay the release of their IdeaPad S12 and N510 netbooks based on Intel Atom processor, Nvidia Ion core-logic with built-in graphics cores and 12.1” and 11” displays to late October, when Windows 7 is available. According to the companies, they want to enable better user experience with the new operating system.

But Microsoft does not want makers of netbooks with screens larger than 10.1” in diagonal to install entry-level Windows 7 Started into such personal computers. As a result, Lenovo and Samsung will have to install more expensive Windows 7 Home, which is likely to increase the prices of such machines.

Earlier it was expected that Lenovo IdeaPad S12 and Samsung N510 would cost about $599, but with more expensive operating system that price is likely to get higher. As a result, the netbooks will compete against higher performance notebook that cost approximately the same amount of money.

Tags: Lenovo, Samsung, Nvidia, Geforce, Nforce, Ion, Windows, Microsoft, Intel


Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 08/25/09 09:26:42 PM
Latest comment: 08/26/09 05:02:14 AM


What's the point of having a powerful 3d graphics chip on a netbook at that price point?! Might as well buy a more powerful laptop with dual cpu and a decent 3d solution for a mere hundred more.

A $500.00 dollar net-book is sheer stupidity. Microsoft, quit being a bunch of greedy bastards. It's still a recession and us gamers would love to have a cost-effective net-book. Just think of all the extra PC games you could sell, you greedy bastards.

Windows 7 is not that different from Vista. it still has that clunky bloated over secured contankerous feel to the interface.

If you price the s12 or N510 above $400.00 it will do badly.
0 0 [Posted by: computernerd  | Date: 08/25/09 09:26:42 PM]

ION is totally pointless. At the same price with the intel platforms, or maybe a little more, it is a logical choice, the ONLY logical choice, but at this price it is nothing more than a great opportunity for Nvidia to make some money. The funny but not strange thing, in the forums that a visit at least, here in Greece, is that all the NVidia funboys are heavily promoting the ION platform but NO ONE is willing to pay for it!
0 0 [Posted by: john_gre  | Date: 08/26/09 05:02:14 AM]


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