Nvidia's long awaited Ion 2 platform is gaining steam in the nettop world. In addition to Asus' upcoming Eee Box EB1501P that's slated for release in a few weeks, Jetway has already started shipping its Mini Top HBJC600C99-52W-BW (we'll just call it the Mini Top, mmkay?).
Jetway's Mini Top sports an Intel dual-core Atom D525 processor clocked at 1.8GHz and an Nvidia Ion 2 graphics chip. Between the two, the Mini Top should be able to handle all those high-definition movies with little trouble, and while it won't run Crysis (so please don't ask), we expect this rig to be able to handle some lightweight gaming chores.
The Mini Top comes with two SO-DIMM slots with support for up to 4GB of DDR2 (the Eee Box supports DDR3), 7.1 channel onboard audio, a single serial ATA 3Gbps connector, eSATA/USB combo port, five embedded USB 2.0 ports, two front-mounted USB 2.0 ports, 3-in-1 memory card reader, HDMI 1.3, DVI-I, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and an optional VESA bracket.
Jetway says you can pick in the Mini Top in white or black, and we spotted the latter selling on Newegg for $270.