Mar 292012

NVIDIAThe rumoured US$149-$199 7-inch tablet that Google is expected to unveil soon could quickly find itself in a crowded market. Speaking to the The New York TimesNVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang expects that similarly-priced Tegra 3-powered tablets will be available from other manufacturers by the summer. Removal of pricier components is driving prices downward very quickly. “We took out $150 in build materials, things like expensive memory,” he said. “At $199, you can just about buy a tablet at a 7-Eleven.”

Huang also admitted to being disappointed with the development of Android. Tablets powered by the upcoming Windows 8 could become a more formidable competitor to the dominant iPad and to the multitude of Android tablets available. “Android hasn’t developed as I’d hoped,” he said. “For many people, though, work is still the primary reason to have a computer. They want Windows to work well, they want Outlook to work well. A tablet running Windows 8 with Tegra could be very nice.”

Read more: The New York Times (Source: BGR)


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