NVIDIA officially announced its next generation Ion 2 graphics processor, like the original Ion, designed for netbooks, nettops and all-in-one PCs. Based on the GeForce G210 GPU, the Ion 1 offers 10 times faster graphics performance than standard netbooks and up to 10 hours of battery life in netbook, according to NVIDIA.
The Ion 2 is capable of HD video playback. It supports NVIDIA’s Optimus technology that automatically switch between the Intel Pine Trail platform’s integrated GMA 3150 graphics and the Ion 2 GPU.
Acer’s 10-inch Aspire One 532G, the 12-inch Asus Eee PC 1201PN netbook and Asus EeeTop 2010PNT and Lenovo C200 all-in-ones are the first devices to get the Ion 2. Some more Ion 2-powered PCs from AOpen, AsRock, Asus, Foxconn, J&W, Pegatron, POV, Shuttle, and Zotac will be released later.