Nvidia’s Ion Revisited, 7.1 Ch. LPCM Fixed
When I first looked at Nvidia’s Ion platform last month
, I tested in three different ways: as a desktop PC, as a gaming system, and as a home theater machine.
Of course, this meant a lot of extra time was spent actually using the configuration that Zotac sent my way. During the course of testing, I convinced myself that I’d never be truly happy with Ion as a desktop system
, even under Windows 7—the operating environment I used, assuming Vista would be too cumbersome. It was just too slow. Sitting there waiting for menus to pop and apps to open just isn’t my gig—and I suspect many of the enthusiasts who read Tom’s Hardware would feel the same about a new technology purchase. Editor's Corner: Nvidiaâ€™s Ion Revisited, 7.1 Ch. LPCM Fixed : Introduction - Review Tom's Hardware