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Press Release: Echo Launched, based on NVIDIA ION

Posted on June 4, 2009 by Jon Bach

Puget Systems Is First Systems Builder to Offer Custom Desktops Based on NVIDIA's Award-Winning ION Graphics Processors

Puget Systems First to Deliver Small Form Factor, Ultra Quiet, Affordable ION-Based Custom Systems; New 'Echo I' Makes PC-Based Home Theater Systems Viable, Accessible

SEATTLE, WA (June 3, 2009) - Puget Systems (www.pugetsystems.com), a boutique integrator of custom PC systems for enthusiasts, gamers, consumers and SMB markets, today announced it is the first custom systems builder with immediate availability of high performance, ultra quiet custom desktop systems based on NVIDIA's newest, award-winning ION graphics processor. With this announcement, Puget Systems is launching its newest addition to its family of custom systems, the Puget Echo, which is available immediately in two configuration options: the Echo I ION-based system, ideal for home theater applications, and the Echo II, a high-performance, ultra-quiet desktop system ideal for consumers, small offices or corporate departmental applications.

Puget Systems is leveraging the NVIDIA ION graphics processor in the Echo I systems to deliver performance increases of up to 10x with advanced digital display connectivity, full 1080p HD video with true fidelity 7.1 audio in a smaller form factor. These specifications make Puget's new Echo I ION-based system a viable, accessible and affordable solution for PC-based home theaters.


The Puget Echo configurations include:

Puget Echo I
NVIDIA ION platform
Intel Atom 330 1.6GHz dual-core CPU
Up to 8GB DDR2-800 memory
Intel X25 SSD or up to 500GB traditional hard drive
Optional DVDRW or Blu-Ray player
Integrated 802.11n WiFi

Starting price: $562


Puget Echo II
NVIDIA 9300 platform
Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad 65W CPUs
Up to 8GB DDR2-800 memory
Intel X25 SSD or up to 2TB traditional hard drive
Video card options up to NVIDIA GTS250
Optional DVDRW or Blu-Ray player
Integrated 802.11g WiFi

Starting price: $618


"The Puget Echo exemplifies our ability to tap close working relationships with the industry's hottest technology providers to make sure we're in lock step when a major, industry-changing innovation hits the streets," said Jon Bach, president of Puget Systems. "The NVIDIA ION graphics processor delivers tremendous advantages for our customers, including the ability to create a PC-based home theater system built on state-of-the art technology. We're proud of to be the first custom builder to deliver an ultra quiet, small form factor ION-based system out of the gate."

Pricing and Availability
The Puget Systems Echo NVIDIA ION-based systems are available immediately with prices starting at $560.00. For more information, or to custom tailor a Echo system, please visit (https://www.pugetsystems.com/echo). Customers ordering online using the Puget Systems Echo configurator will have their new systems shipped within 5-7 business days.

About Puget Systems
Puget Systems is a specialized integrator of custom personal computing systems meticulously designed to exceed the discriminating requirements of consumers, enthusiasts, gamers and businesses in multiple industries. Puget Systems combines industry-unique custom innovations, the highest quality leading-edge components with an unparalleled commitment to personal service and support. Founded in 2000, Puget Systems is now headquartered in its new facility in Auburn, Washington. For more information, please visit www.pugetsystems.com.