Items tagged with Tegra-3

It appears that Microsoft is about to refresh its Surface RT hardware; according to Bloomberg, Microsoft has been testing versions of the Surface RT with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips inside instead of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoCs it’s been using thus far. This jibes with an earlier report that Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors would power Windows RT 8.1 tablets. The report says that in fact Microsoft will be rolling out new Surface RT tablets with Qualcomm SoCs inside while still offering some versions with the current Tegra 3. Ostensibly, the change will primarily serve to enable mobile broadband;... Read more...
The Razer Edge and NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD aren’t the only handheld gaming tablets in the game; the Wikipad is making a push, and the $249 tablet will officially launch on June 11th. The Wikipad adopts the same design concept as the Razer Edge, which is a tablet that snaps into a handheld controller that converts the whole thing into a portable console. The Wikipad is a 7-inch device (smaller than the 10-inch Razer Edge) and runs a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC with 16GB of onboard storage (with a 32GB micro SD slot) and micro USB, HDMI out, a 2MP front camera, GPS, an accelerometer,... Read more...
If you caught our coverage of Amazon’s new Kindle and Kindle Fire HD announcements, you may have noticed that the new Kindle Fire HD includes a TI OMAP 4470 processor. If you were surprised to see that Amazon didn’t opt for the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, you weren’t alone. According to Reuters, a number of industry analysts had expected Amazon to use the Tegra 3 processor in the new Kindle Fire HD tablets and were taken aback to find that the company stuck with TI. For example, Moor Insights & Strategy’s Patrick Moorhead (formerly of AMD) said “They probably should have... Read more...
While primo tablets still mostly run in the $400-plus range, it’s not as though low-cost tablets haven’t proliferated rapidly--it’s just that they’re often not very good. Hitting lower price points is not easy, although there have been a few solid tablets around the $200-$250 range. For consumers, that’s all well and good, but even manufacturers that have managed to sell decent tablets at that price point aren’t necessarily making a lot (or any) money on the devices. NVIDIA is taking a crack at the problem with KAI, tablet reference platform based on the Tegra... Read more...
Spring had sprung and we teamed up with our friends at NVIDIA for an absolutely awesome giveaway. It started on April 26, 2012 and continued on through May 17th, a contest in which you could win one of two sweet NVIDIA Tegra 3-powered 10-inch Android tablets! In case you didn’t know, NVIDIA offers Tegra-based device owners some unique software through the company’s Tegra Zone, which is somewhat of one-stop-shop for the best Tegra-optimized games and apps. In addition, the folks at Phosphor Games—makers of the very cool game Dark Meadow: The Pact—also contributed... Read more...
Spring has sprung and we’ve teamed up with our friends at NVIDIA for an absolutely awesome giveaway. Starting today, April 26, 2012 and continuing on through May 17th, you can enter to win one of two sweet NVIDIA Tegra 3-powered 10-inch Android tablets! In case you didn’t know, NVIDIA offers Tegra-based device owners some unique software through the company’s Tegra Zone, which is somewhat of one-stop-shop for the best Tegra-optimized games and apps. In addition, the folks at Phosphor Games—makers of the very cool game Dark Meadow: The Pact—are also contributing to... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Intel's new Core i7-3720QM Ivy Bridge Mobile and Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Desktop processors, the just released ASUS Transformer Pad 300 tablet, WD's VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM SATA III Hard Drive and we give contest details of our new giveaway (starting today!) where you could win one of two HOT 10-inch Android tablets powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor... Show Notes: 01:40 - Intel Core i7-3720QM Ivy Bridge Mobile Review 08:55 - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Processor Review 17:30 - ASUS Transformer... Read more...
The 10.1-inch Asus Transformer Pad 300 boasts a beautiful IPS display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 SoC. Our tablet also came with 32GB of onboard storage plus 8GB of ASUS Webstorage space, along with an SD card slot for expansion (there will be a 16GB option, as well). There’s a 1.2MP webcam on the front and an 8MP camera on the back; although the latter boasts some excellent features, including autofocus, there’s unfortunately no flash... ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review... Read more...
History has a habit of repeating itself; just as we had to burn through our review of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime in short order, we're on the fast track again with the new ASUS Transformer Pad 300 (TF300T).  With a tablet this hot off the press and moving to retail channels so quickly, we wanted to get the word out to you as soon as the laws of physics would allow. It’s a bloody shame, too, because we would have liked to spend more time poring over every feature and setting of this beautiful machine. Alas, our time with this tablet-come-netbook is short thus far but we'll promise... Read more...