Internet Explorer 9 gets Previewed on Ion 2-based Eee PC, Looks Pacier

April 1, 2010, By Atul Roach

We are tired of talking about how the IE is loosing its market share to competitors like Firefox and hence we today decided to keep the caustic attitude at bay. Instead, it is time to discuss how the latest Internet Explorer 9 runs on the Ion-2 based Eee PC 1201PN. It was NVIDIA itself which video demoed the latest version of the browser on the netbook, giving us a chance to judge whether the HTML5 support and support for GPU acceleration is worth the hype.

Worthy of the hype or not, the video precisely shows what the support for GPU acceleration is all about and how it can affect the performance of the browser.

In this particular case where the IE9 is running on the Eee PC 1201PN, the battery consumption can be an issue as the GPU in the 1201PN netbook kicks in automatically, and that implies almost instant support for the browser and quick draining of the battery liquids.

The results show that an Ion-2 based netbook can easily pip the performance of a regular Intel-Atom based unit provided the browser used is internet Explorer 9. You can watch the video for yourself and let us know what you make of this browser version.

[via: Engadget]

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