Puget sounds off with Echo, the first custom Nvidia Ion desktop

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Boutique PC maker Puget Systems (Read: Deluge Mini review) is the first to offer Nvidia’s Ion platform as an option for custom desktops. Though they won’t challenge real video cards for performance, Ion’s wedding of netbook-class CPU with a bit of graphical grunt is perfect for cheap-running computers that won’t choke on HD video or a bit of light gaming.

This scenario is embodied by the Puget Echo I, which has an Intel Atom 330 CPU, an X25 SSD or 500GB hard drive, optional Blu-Ray, WiFi and up to 8GB of RAM. (A more powerful sister model, the Echo II, has Intel Core 2 Duo and standard plug-in video card options.)

Prices begin at $562 barebones, or $775 with basic components and Vista Home.

Configure an Echo I [Puget Systems]

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3 Responses to Puget sounds off with Echo, the first custom Nvidia Ion desktop

  1. rak0ribz says:

    Headline:
    Nicely done, Mr. Beschizza.

  2. Rob Beschizza says:

    I am twirling my moustache and tapping my cigar.

  3. schmod says:

    $562 is *hardly* cheap.

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