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Nvidia CEO Launches Tegra 2

Nvidia launched Tegra 2 this week at CES and the tablet is aimed at low-cost notebooks (that's netbooks to us) and tablets. The Tegra 2's heterogeneous design incorporates a Cortex-A9 CPU plus a low-power GPU. The whole affair consumes 500mW under load.

Our on-site correspondent, Loyd Case, reports that Nvidia will offer the full Tegra development kit, which includes reference board, a small display, and Chromium OS, to all comers at "an affordable price."

The announcement follows reports from late December that detailed an Asus EeePC tablet running on Tegra 2.

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  • festerovic
    500mW is pretty remarkable. Curious what kind of things this can pull off.
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  • roofus
    Long sleeves... So he owns at least 2 shirts.
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  • gwolfman
    roofusLong sleeves... So he owns at least 2 shirts.And they're both black... :)
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  • mlopinto2k1
    Ahhhhhhh! I just bought a damn Zune HD! I can only imagine that they will be making another one. Ugh. I just read also that the Tegra has the ability to process image information up to 12MP. So, will there be a Zune HD 2? Probably. I can never win.
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  • B-Unit
    'the tablet is aimed at low-cost notebooks (that's netbooks to us) and tablets.'

    Nice...
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  • mattfoo2324
    Does that mean 1080p without sputtering?
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  • But can it run...Soldat?
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  • rbarone69
    Good stuff tho, coupled with an OLED screen we'll see some great battery life. Just imagine the giant netbook sized 'phones' that will spawn from this tech.
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  • anamaniac
    festerovic500mW is pretty remarkable. Curious what kind of things this can pull off.Me too.
    rbarone69Good stuff tho, coupled with an OLED screen we'll see some great battery life. Just imagine the giant netbook sized 'phones' that will spawn from this tech.Also hoping for an extremely efficient OLED.
    mlopinto2k1Ahhhhhhh! I just bought a damn Zune HD! I can only imagine that they will be making another one. Ugh. I just read also that the Tegra has the ability to process image information up to 12MP. So, will there be a Zune HD 2? Probably. I can never win.I'd rather a PSP2 (or PSP N2000), because Sony keeps releasing new PSP's, but hasn't been giving them more horsepower...
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  • gwolfman
    mlopinto2k1Ahhhhhhh! I just bought a damn Zune HD! I can only imagine that they will be making another one. Ugh. I just read also that the Tegra has the ability to process image information up to 12MP. So, will there be a Zune HD 2? Probably. I can never win.You never can in technology, it changes too quickly!
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