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nVidia looking at the Netbook market again

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By: Sean Kalinich | Laptops News | Posted: Dec 3, 2008 1:22 pm

Get out your heat resistant knickers, it looks like nVidia is still eyeing the netbook market and wants to muscle in on this (at the moment) Intel only playing field.


In an article at PC world nVidia says that with the growing netbook there is a space for graphically robust netbooks that can handle gaming and other high(er)-end graphics demands.


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nVidia looking at the Netbook market again

The netbook market is growing, and it could branch out into product categories such as smartphones and multimedia netbooks that can handle graphics effectively, said Marv Burkett, the company's chief financial officer, on a webcast from the Credit Suisse annual technology conference being held in Scottsdale, Arizona.


"We're not saying we're not interested; it's a matter of how the market will evolve," Burkett said.


Most netbooks today contain Intel's Atom processor and are not capable of handling video games or multimedia effectively, said Michael Hara, vice president of investor relations at Nvidia. Netbooks offer good battery life and are good for basic programs like Web applications, but they don't have the graphics capabilities to effectively play video games or video files, he said.


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