But who dares to be the first
Acer is the first one to leak its Ion design and weÂ´ve heard that people like Zotac might have a reference nettop design out at some point. They are not alone, there will be more of them.
Our well informed sources have confirmed that the first Ion designs should be out in Q2 2009, while others will follow in Q3. Everyone making Atom based systems is interested, but it looks like that most OEMs want to see what happens to the first one that brings the design out.
Intel is a nasty player and partners know that. The big question is, do you really want to upset Intel and possibly hurt your business in 2009?