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]