If for some reason you don't quite like AMD and its Fusion APU, how about this dual-core hyper-threaded Intel Atom solution with NVIDIA ION graphics onboard? We pit the ASUS AT5IONT-I against the E35M1-I DELUXE for some Mini-ITX action!

With AMD's APU solutions readily available, Intel Atom-based desktop solutions are now easily forgotten. We take a look at this dual-core Intel Atom D525, coupled with separate NVIDIA ION 2 graphics from ASUS, and find out if this solution is a good alternative to the sea of AMD APUs out there.

Taking a quick look at the ASUS AT5IONT-I's packaging, it is compact (just slightly bigger than the board itself) and is dressed in the company's trademark blue color.


There are two prominent features printed on the back of the packaging – fanless design and support for full high-definition content for use as a home theatre PC.