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Default 03-01-2010, 04:24 PM

Seems to be the 70015. If one is to believe what was shown at Broadcom's Crystal HD tech to liven up HD capabilities of N450-based netbooks -- Engadget , it's a MiniPCIe card and not just a chip on the motherboard, though I suppose that's always a possibility.


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Default 03-04-2010, 02:17 AM

does anyone know if dell will be releasing an ION powered mini?
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Default 03-04-2010, 03:12 PM

I have not seen Dell named as one of the vendors using Ion, but it's always possible.


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Default 03-05-2010, 02:42 AM

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I have not seen Dell named as one of the vendors using Ion, but it's always possible.
so is this broadcom thing an equivalent to the ion?
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Default 03-05-2010, 01:35 PM

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so is this broadcom thing an equivalent to the ion?
No it's not but it is better than nothing.
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Default 03-05-2010, 11:08 PM

So let me get this straight you think HD will improve your netbook exp. When HD is only important for large screen TV. Think of a small picture that as you make it bigger it becomes more pixelated. Thats why now 60" TV have a problem and are awaiting super HD. Which I think is 2024p. Long story short is that only thing netbook owners should worry about is if the signal going to a monitor or tv from a netbook is at least 1080p. Cause the picture on a netbook will look great regardless if its 480p or 360 like on HULU
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Default 03-06-2010, 05:32 PM

I'm not going to try to justify it or explain it in detail but if you look at that 60 inch TV from the same distance as you are from a netbook you will see part of the issue. If the native resolution of the screen is at least 720 lines then it will play back a 720p HD picture much sharper that a 480 line or 360 line expanded to fill the screen.. If you only have a 600 line netbook screen then yes HD is not as big an advantage. That's why the 1012 with the broadcom decoder also comes with a 768 line screen.
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Default 03-09-2010, 01:39 AM

SO this will work on the M9?


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Default 03-09-2010, 02:11 AM

A Broadcom Crystal card is available that works in the WiFi slot in the M9.


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