We'd heard a few whispers rolling through the gentle breeze that Zotac would be hopping on the Ion bandwagon
early on, and sure enough, it looks like said firm is indeed latched on. Reportedly, the outfit will be producing a few Mini-ITX motherboards in the near future that support Intel's Atom 230 / 330 processors and come loaded with NVIDIA's GeForce 9400M G chipsets. The mobos would also include all of the basic amenities: Ethernet, two RAM slots, HDMI / DVI / VGA outputs, a trio of SATA ports and a WiFi module. There's still no word on what system maker is looking to slap these into their next-generation nettops
, but who knows, maybe this will end up being the first standalone Ion
-based board for the DIYers in attendance.
, thanks Shawn]