NVIDIA And Partners To Develop Sub PhP 10k Quad-core Tablets
NVIDIA has certainly been enjoying itself as of late, encountering great success with its new "Kepler" graphics cards on both the desktop and notebook fronts, as well as widespread use of its new Tegra 3 CPUs in high end smartphones and tablets. These mobile devices include the highly rated HTC One X and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
During this year's Computex trade show in Taipei, NVIDIA's VP for Product Marketing, Mr. Ujesh Desai updated members of the technology press on the state of NVIDIA's Tegra platform, and what to expect in the next half of the year. In 2012, the number of new smartphone models that feature NVIDIA's Tegra chips has doubled (from 15 to 30), as the company focuses on lowering costs and penetrating the lower end of the market. In fact, about half of the models for 2012 are priced below US$ 300 (PhP 12,953). Even as their CPUs get cheaper, the high amount of processing power remains the same.
Tablets are also going to get the same treatment, as NVIDIA and its partners develop the "Kai" platform for Android tablets, which is an improved version of the quad-core Tegra 3 mobile processor that is more efficient and easier to produce, bringing the cost of the device down to just US$ 199 or PhP 8,592. The other half of NVIDIA's tablet strategy is the development of Windows RT tablets, the first of which is the ASUS Tablet 600, which made its debut at Computex.