Novatech Ion Fusion review

Price when reviewed

But the HP Compaq CQ2000, which costs £8 more than the Novatech, still offers the best all-round package for our money. Its chassis is more versatile and stylish, and you get a larger, superior-quality screen too. There’s no doubt that the Ion Fusion is one of the better nettops available but, in the face of strong competition, it isn’t quite good enough.

Novatech Ion Fusion review


Warranty 1 yr return to base

Basic specifications

Total hard disk capacity 160
RAM capacity 1.00GB
Screen size 19.0in


CPU family Intel Atom
CPU nominal frequency 1.60GHz
CPU overclocked frequency N/A


Conventional PCI slots free 1
Conventional PCI slots total 1
PCI-E x16 slots free 0
PCI-E x16 slots total 0
PCI-E x8 slots free 0
PCI-E x8 slots total 0
PCI-E x4 slots free 0
PCI-E x4 slots total 0
PCI-E x1 slots free 0
PCI-E x1 slots total 0
Internal SAS connectors 0
Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec


Memory type DDR2
Memory sockets free 0
Memory sockets total 1

Graphics card

Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards? no
3D performance setting N/A
Graphics chipset Intel GMA 950
DVI-I outputs 0
HDMI outputs 0
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 1
DisplayPort outputs 0
Number of graphics cards N/A

Hard disk

Hard disk Western Digital
Capacity 160GB
Internal disk interface SATA
Spindle speed 7,200RPM
Hard disk 2 make and model N/A
Hard disk 2 nominal capacity N/A
Hard disk 2 formatted capacity N/A
Hard disk 2 spindle speed N/A
Hard disk 2 cache size N/A
Hard disk 3 make and model N/A
Hard disk 3 nominal capacity N/A
Hard disk 4 make and model N/A
Hard disk 4 nominal capacity N/A


Optical disc technology DVD writer
Optical disk 2 make and model N/A
Optical disk 3 make and model N/A


Monitor make and model LG Flatron W1934S
Resolution screen horizontal 1,440
Resolution screen vertical 900
Resolution 1440 x 900

Additional Peripherals

Speakers N/A
Speaker type N/A


Dimensions 268 x 318 x 77mm (WDH)

Free drive bays

Free front panel 5.25in bays 0

Rear ports

USB ports (downstream) 6
eSATA ports 1
PS/2 mouse port yes
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports 0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports 0
Modem no
3.5mm audio jacks 2

Front ports

Front panel USB ports 2
Front panel eSATA ports 1
Front panel memory card reader no

Mouse & Keyboard

Mouse and keyboard Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse

Operating system and software

OS family Windows XP

Noise and power

Idle power consumption 36W
Peak power consumption 41W

Performance tests

Overall application benchmark score 0.48
Office application benchmark score 0.42
2D graphics application benchmark score 0.48
Encoding application benchmark score 0.45
Multitasking application benchmark score 0.58
3D performance (crysis) low settings Fail
3D performance setting N/A

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