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New NVIDIA Tegra Processor Powers The Tablet Revolution

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NVIDIA today launched its Next Generation Tegra, the world’s first processor for the mobile web, specifically designed for the high-resolution needs of tablets. Consumers have been waiting for a truly portable, high-resolution, no-compromise Internet experience. NVIDIA’s new Tegra processor delivers that by combining lightning-quick browsing, streaming 1080p video and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 acceleration with an immersive 3D user interface and days of battery life.

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I have no use for tablet,, but I'm sure others will
 
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Tablet revolution my ass. Just the next 'cool thing' for manufacturers to hype, and maybe a lot of mouthbreather idiotsumers who just get the new shininess will go for it. Otherwise their awkward in between status, too big to be as handy as a smartphone and too limited to be as useful as an ultraportable, marks them for failure in my mind. This goes mainly for the 7-10" ones, I could see some niche traction for ones that are a bit smaller.
 
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But, but... Apple is going to have the iTablet...
So everyone needs to make tablets now, as we're all going to need one... yeah right...
 

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ARM? I was getting excited that NVIDIA engineered their own x86 processor. I guess that's not the case.
 

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Tablets aside, Tegra is very powerful though. I hope they are used to power smart phones instead.
 

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We all know it can do it... ZuneHD for example..
 
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I have no use for tablet,, but I'm sure others will
Wow -- thank you for expressing that sentiment intelligently. Glad to see someone doing it for once. :D
 
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*sigh*....that is all
 
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If they made it water proof it would be perfect for computing in the shower. You could check and view the news/stocks/bank account and business itinerary for the day while in the shower. I already have caffeine soap to rule out the need for coffee. :D

It does have an application even if its not water proof. Think of it as a smart flat panel display. Its like a nettop with a touch interface. If ATi made it I think we would see a few people interested on this thread. :laugh:

Nvidia has made great progress in low power R&D whether some people want to admit it or not. I hope they will consider desktop gaming as their priority one again soon.
 
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sigh...:shadedshu I remember early 2009 when nvidia was showing Tegra on a netbook, and after a year later the only thing we have is Zune HD. Although it is nice but personally I expected more. You don't know when this gets into a real product.
 
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Pfft, people have been trying to get tablets going to years now.

They'll always be for a very specific type of person I think.
 
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I can see good tablets with a large screen replacing netbooks in the home (think livingroom or patio). For casual use to show family photos to a few people all gathered in a room sitting on the couch, a 15" tablet is easier to pass around or hold up and show off at the next family get-together than a heavy/bulky/awkward laptop or netbook.
 
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I can see good tablets with a large screen replacing netbooks in the home (think livingroom or patio). For casual use to show family photos to a few people all gathered in a room sitting on the couch, a 15" tablet is easier to pass around or hold up and show off at the next family get-together than a heavy/bulky/awkward laptop or netbook.
Know what's even easier? A TV with a USB port, or networking, video input from an HTPC, from a settop box, from a laptop or netbook... if tablets will run in the $400 range you could buy a small TV for the price not to mention that most people have a TV anyway. Tablets are a solution looking for a problem and they are not new whatsoever.

I do agree with others that the tech is neat and should be encouraged, just not in tweener-sized tablets that cost as much as a 'good' netbook or a CULV laptop.
 
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I'm starting to see Tegra try to oppose with the HD 5000 series' power consumption. I'm sure of that and everyone knows in this forum that Nvidia is definitely gonna create yet another worthless app titled Touch-Yourself-at-Night or something.

But I think if there was an opposing power saving technology (if opposed to ATI's) that is gonna be added to GT 300 series, I think it would be cool to add a low end series card to my list when planning out a media server.
 
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IF there's going to be a tablet made by nvidia, artist would buy em if it is Wacom penable.
 
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IF there's going to be a tablet made by nvidia, artist would buy em if it is Wacom penable.
Most car dealerships use tablet PCs for work orders too. :)
 
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I can see that, but that's use in buisness. I think this "thing" going to be consumer based?
Consumer products are used in the general business sector all the time. The only thing that is very different than consumer market in computing is the science, enthusiast, and medical markets.
 

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HD playback in a tablet is pretty cool. I'm not into tablets (although a multitouch high-res tablet would be sweet), but when this kinda power hit smart phones I'll wet my pants. I'm thinking a high res smart phone + a high def projector (like the ones they put in cameras). :D
 
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Apple hints around at the iSlate, HP shows off their little tablet for 30 min, it's a revolution.

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