NVIDIA Attacks the Low-Cost Tablet Conundrum With KAI
NVIDIA is taking a crack at the problem with KAI, tablet reference platform based on the Tegra 3 processor that an NVIDIA blog post calls “a recipe that tablet makers can reference when they’re designing and building low cost, quad-core Android tablets targeted at the $199 price point.”
The basic “recipe” includes a Tegra 3 quad-core chip; a memory controller that is compatible with DDR3L memory; DirectTouch, PRISM, and other similar system innovations; and “components integrated from leaders in the tablet ecosystem”. From there, manufacturers have options, including changing the form factor from the standard 7 inches to several other sizes and resolutions.
The Tegra 3's 4-plus-1 architecture
Obviously, the idea is that just about anything that runs on the mighty Tegra 3 chip should be pretty decent. Assuming the rest of the components and accompanying software are any good, NVIDIA just may be onto something here.