$199 Tegra 3-based Tablets, 3D Chromebook Coming Soon
SANTA CLARA, USA – Last week Nvidia released architecture of a new computer chip. The company promises this new chip will perform better and consume less power. The primary reason for this seems to be cutting cost of tablets.
Nvidia released the third version of Tegra chip, NvidiaTegra 3, which powers Android tablets, in November. This chip, as explained by chief executive of Nvidia, integrates cheap components that allow the company to save costs.
Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, claims that once Tegra 3 powered tablets hit the market in spring they will cost as low as $199 by summer. The difference of prices between Apple’s New iPad, which starts at $499, and these Android tablets is noteworthy.
The same source points that Sony has filed a patent for its new Vaio computer which is identified to be the Google Chromebook. This web-oriented machine is powered by Tegra 2.5. The chip is said to have the ability to use 3D graphics.
The Vaio Chromebook 3D will be released on first day of Google’s I/O developer’s conference, 27th of June.