Originally Posted by tux99
I guess the author of that article has never heard of HTPCs or Linux...
The only thing that bothered me in that article was that talk about the batch of 9400 not good enough for Apple, what did he mean, are these somehow flawed 9400 chips?
I have some sympathy for the article, but still hope to see and maybe own ION... would have to see a little more detail/fact, but unless ION sells at a significant price discount, one does wonder why use an Atom vs. a low-end C2D. ie. I see no point in paying $300 for an EEE Box PC, with a single core Atom, no matter how good the GPU when I can build a similarly equipped C2D box with 9400 PCI card for the same price and have much more CPU power in reserve for when its needed (ie. these Atom boxes will be useless for Hulu/Flash)
At $150 price point, heck yeah, I pick up an Atom box and use it as a web/mail low-power server, which maybe can also double as my HTPC, altho then I probably want dual-core so I can do HTPC and server at the same time.
The EEE B204 and B206 (I think they were to have an ATI 3450? similar in a way to ION), annc'd in Dec? still have not shipped (I thought they would probably be too pricey anyway)... I hope these "late 2Q" estimates for ION don't follow a similar trend.