Well, looks like nVidia Ion is hitting netbooks as early as this month with the HP Mini 311 being released on the 28th for a baseprice of $399. It has an 11 inch screen too. I think I might just pick one up. With that said, it seems like netbooks and the notebook markets are combining, it is seeming like most people aren't completely satisfied with the slowness and really small form factor of a 8.9 or 10 inch screen, they want something around the 11 inch/12 inch form factor, but it seems like they want a cheap computer that also has some speed and the nVidia Ion is promising this. I want some opinions, is this giving even more signals that the optical drive is dying? Are the netbook/laptop markets going to merge?