NVIDIA's ION platform is expected to power a number of new systems that will be rolled out before the end of this year, and a new Medion Akoya Mini E2076D nettop PC is just waiting to become part of the crew. The system has been designed to incorporate the performances and features of the much-hyped platform, providing users with support for more demanding applications, compared with Intel-only solutions. As far as the exterior goes, the new Medion Akoya nettop borrows its design from the Pegatron Cape 7 we've seen a couple of months ago.
According to a recent news article on the German-language netbooknews.de
, the new Medion Akoya Mini E2076 D nettop PC is just 5 x 17 x 2 centimeters (WxHxD) in size and looks to grab some of the popularity that other nettop PCs have benefited from. It features a totally black chassis design and can be installed either on the included stand, or using the available VESA mounting kits.
The system is said to be powered by a low-power Atom 230 processor, running at a clock speed of 1.6GHz. However, other reports indicate that users will also have a chance at grabbing a dual-core Atom-based configuration, with both variants being priced at between 300 to 350 euros.
As for the system's other specifications, the Akoya Mini E2076D nettop PC is based on the MCP7A chipset, also known as the ION platform, boasting a 160GB hard drive for the base model, with 320GB for a higher-performance configuration. At least 1GB of RAM will be available, with some version probably shipping with 2GB. There's also WLAN, six USB 2.0 ports and there are even talks of Medion wanting to sell this with a wireless mouse-keyboard combo.
Unfortunately, we have no details regarding the exact launch date of the said system, but we do know that the company will be promoting its HD video capabilities.