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Toshiba Working on 10.1-inch Tegra 4 Tablet Too?

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After initially appearing on a benchmark, images of a Tegra 4-powered Toshiba tablet has emerged.

After details of a possible 10.1-inch Tegra 4 tablet from HP emerged, news of a model in development by Toshiba quickly appeared. The device, like the HP model, recently showed up on an AnTuTu benchmark, but now actual images and additional information have arrived including news that it will be based on Tegra 4.

According to Techblog, the Toshiba AT10LE-A will have a 10.1-inch display backed by Android 4.2.1 and a Tegra 4 SoC clocked at 1.8 GHz. The report also states that the tablet is a higher-end device, and includes a memory card slot, mini HDMI output and a USB port tucked away in a covered I/O panel on the left side.

Screenshots also indicate that the tablet is designed to work with an external docking station featuring a full QWERTY keyboard and dedicated Android keys like Home, Back and Menu. The keyboard itself doesn't seem to sport a touchpad, but that really doesn't matter given Android supports Bluetooth-based mouse input. There's also no indication that the dock has an extra battery to extend the tablet's up-time.

Unfortunately, there are no other details surrounding the tablet at this time. Still, based on this sighting and the previous HP SlateBook x2 appearance, it seems that Nvidia's quad-core chip, which made its introduction in January, is finally beginning to saturate the tablet market. We expect to hear more about these two devices later on this month during or slightly after Google I/O.

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    tntom , May 6, 2013 6:28 AM
    I was beginning to think no devices would be using Tegra 4. Looks like Tegra is the best fit Tablets and not Smartphones again.
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    lockhrt999 , May 6, 2013 6:49 AM
    ^This news kinda contradicts with news > http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Tegra-4-Slow-Adoption-Tegra-3-MediaTek-SoC,20848.html
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    somebodyspecial , May 6, 2013 7:07 AM
    It was never a slow adoption. You can adopt a chip until you KNOW or at least have a good guess how many you'll be getting. That couldn't happen with ALL of them going to shield. DUH. Nobody should make statements about slow adoption until after July when they actually SHIP to someone wanting to make one. Until then I expect no hard announcements (well, we may see some in june depending on how well T4 production is going and if shield needs are met by then). I still say they chose wisely. Shield first which sells vid cards for xmas (you need a NV card to get it to your TV on shield) and both work together to kill consoles & handhelds.
    Xbox720 possibly delayed helps this even more. Now people are looking at PS4 or shield+NV GPU. Your old xbox360 etc gamepad works fine for the combo but then shield is a gamepad...LOL. I'm guessing they'll expand to add other ways to get your PC to tv or as some have said allow others to make shield devices say, without the lcd (or puny one just to get games on TV, where the rest of your selections happen on big screen). I'm sure they could make it a lot cheaper without an LCD or a huge battery to support it (of course it's not a handheld portable player then though). Then again if it sells huge numbers I'm sure they'll just keep pumping them UP and out with new T5, T6 etc revs yearly. No better way to kill a console than to use the PC and a handheld together to become one :)  That makes any console purchase pointless for a lot of people. You get my PC gpu to my TV and all console purchases for me are dead.
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    khaledegy200 , June 2, 2013 6:54 PM
    aaaah... sorry for my idiotness , but what is SoC?
    Thanks.
    [Still learning :) ]