POV NVIDIA ION motherboard surfaces
As you guys know the combo Intel Atom processors and the NVIDIA ION chipset (read our preview here) is going to be an interesting one, a very interesting one really. Next to a lot of mini-PC's and netbooks based on this technology, some manufacturers will also release stand-alone mITX complete with Intel 230/330 Atom processor, and all ION features.
The Dutch based Point of View is about to launch such a board and quite frankly it's looking mighty fine. If you want a simple PC for internet or just reasonably well accelerated High-def playback. This might be a very viable solution for you.
As stated the motherboard will be Intel Atom 230/330 based and have NVIDIA's MCP7A-ION chipset (same as GF9300) allowing Full HD playback. Included is a Realtek based ALC662 5.1 integrated soundcard solution with get this .. an optical output. HTPC users will love that.
You can insert a maximum of 2GB SO-DIMM memory. Also spot the 4 SATA connectors. Furthermore one PCIe x16 slot, DVI/HDMI and VGA outputs, six USB ports and a Gigabit ethernet connection.
Later on today I hope to have some prices. But if you build a simple net-PC. Pop in memory, a HDD, PSU and a chassis. And you are good to go for a fully working PC (I would recommend the dual core 330 version though).