Novatech Ion: the ultra-cheap desktop PC with netbook innards


That headline doesn’t sound hugely appealing, if I’m honest, but the Novatech Ion is exactly that — a very cheap desktop PC that utilises processor technology more often found in ultra-portable notebook PCs.

Claiming the Ion to be the lowest cost 17-inch widescreen PC on the UK market, Novatech uses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 160GB hard drive, 1GB of memory, a DVD burner, 5.1-channel audio, and DirectX 9 Intel graphics…

MEDION and Novatech launch their first Centrino 2-based notebook PCs


The onslaught of new notebook PCs continues, as both MEDION and Novatech have announced the imminent arrival of machines based on Intel’s new Centrino 2 processor.

First up, the MEDION AKOYA S5610 is a slim, lightweight 15.4-inch notebook featuring a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 processor, 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphics, 3GB memory, 320GB hard drive, HDMI port for outputting high definition, HD audio, dual-layer DVD writer, wireless connectivity, 1.3 megapixel camera, and microphone…