When Intel released the ATOM processor, the phenomenon of Nettop and netbooks exponentially started to grow. Thing is, people like the cheap little Windows based PC's or laptops where they can just browse the web, check their email, perhaps do a little word processing or spreadsheet and other than that they figure it's all good.
Earlier this year it was then NVIDIA who figured, hmm why not couple the Atom processor with one of our chipsets. And the rest is history, NVIDIA launched the ION chipset allowing for much more interconnectivity, bandwidth and an embedded GPU allowing high-definition content playback. A chipset that assists the Atom series processor in a much more advanced way than Intel offers.
Roughly half a year ago this was the news of the day, and today... finally the first products start to hit the market. One of many ION based products comes from Point of View. Next to nettops, and netbooks based on ION, for the somewhat more hardware freaks like us... they also offer an ION motherboard.