NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says $199 Tegra 3 tablets coming this summer


NVIDIA's Tegra line of mobile processors are incredible. They offer good battery life and stellar performance for all the phones they power, but the line also has a major drawback: when the new series of Tegras comes out, the products they're in are relatively expensive. 

Luckily, as time goes on, the prices of technology drop. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang today said that NVIDIA "…took out $150 in build materials, things like expensive memory." The chips also have enough cheap, commoditized products in them that the price for an entire tablet could be as low as $199 by summer. 

Tegra 3 chips have historically been an Android-only hardware advantage, but the CEO is also really excited about the potential for Windows 8 tablets with NVIDIA processors in them. 

"Android hasn’t developed as I’d hoped. 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."

Hopefully, these prices go into effect sooner rather than later. Would any of you be interested in a cheaper Tegra 3 tablet?

[New York Times]
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