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Acer does a Wii

Nvidia-powered mini console spotted
Fri Feb 27 2009, 11:59


A TURKISH WEB SITE has leaked pictures of what purports to be a Wii-style gaming console from Acer.

The Acer Hornet is based on Nvidia's Ion platform, and sports an Intel Atom chip.

Sources close to one of  the firms confirmed to the INQ that the device will launch in the first week of April and that it's the first Ion design win for Nvidia.

"There are 3-4 SKUs," noted our source, adding it would be priced between $199 to $399 and be a "Full PC... with a Wii-like size".

Unlike the Wii, the Hornet will also have an HDMI output and the ability to play a number of PC games. Seeing as ION only sports 16 stream processors, however, don't expect to be able to play them at particularly high settings. µ

DH Onanim Faber






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