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Nvidia developed the concept of $199 quad core CPU powered Android tablet named Kai. The concept based on enhancement of existing version of Nvidia quad-core Tegra processor. The company is going to use cheaper components for Tegra CPU as well as use low power consumption displays.Nvidia does not disclose the release date of the tablet. Kai tablet will run on Android 4.x platform.
The head of Nvidia Jen-Hsun Huang was expecting the price of aroung $300 of Tegra 3 based tablets in the spring of 2012. However at present time tablets powered by Tegra 3 are still costly – around $ 400.
The closest competitor of Kai is one of the best Android tablets powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 the Eee Pad Transformer.
New generation of NVIDIA Tegra processors is based on Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing Architecture especially engineered for good multi-tasking performance.NVIDIA Tegra 3 comes with 4 Cortex-A9 cores and could use 1, 2 or 4 cores at the time depending on the number of applications running simultaneously.Background processes are served by other co-processor and therefore do not impact the performance of main cores. Such architecture dramatically decreases consumtion of the power by Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T. The Eee Pad Transformer could run on battery up to 8.5 hours. If keyboard dock with additional battery is used then ASUS transformer may run 4 hours more.Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Graphics of the Eee Pad managed by 12 core GeForce chip supporting 3D games and full HD video playback. The eee pad transformer comes with 10.1” 1280×800 pixel display,1 GB of RAM, 2 cameras, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Back camera is capable of recording full HD 1080p video. There are slots for micro SD cards, micro HDMI out and connector to the keyboard dock.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T