Tablet PCs featuring the super-powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor will be available for as little as $199 this summer.
Huang says that the Tegra 3 is built with enough 'cheap commodity' components to make high-powered $199 Android tablets a reality within months, as soon as those savings reach manufacturers.
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He told the New York Times: "We took out $150 in build materials, things like expensive memory," he said. "At $199, you can just about buy a tablet at a 7-Eleven."
Windows 8 Tegra 3 tablets coming too
Huang also added that because Android tablets have not gained as much traction as the company would like, Nvidia could turn to Windows 8 to help it compete with the iPad.
He said: "Android hasn't developed as I'd hoped," he said. "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."
Cheaper, higher-quality Android tablets are a must to compete with, not just the iPad, but the Amazon Kindle Fire, which has enjoyed staggering success since launching for $199 back in November.
The Tegra 3 has already proved to be a massive powerhouse with the Transformer Prime, so if Nvidia's cost-cutting exercise means high-end Android tablets will drop in price than everyone is a winner
Via: New York Times