NVIDIA hints at a $199 Tegra 3 powered tablet coming in summer

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Here’s some interesting news for people who are looking for cheap, powerful tablets – NVIDIA’s head honcho, Jen-Hsun Huang has said in a New York Times report that Tegra 3 can and is built cheaply enough that Android tablets as cheap as $199 may be heading to consumer’s way this summer. “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.” Though most people’s preferred tablet brand is Apple, a tablet priced at $199 (about Php 8700) would mean that there wouldn’t be much of a cost barrier when it comes to purchasing one. Currently the only Android device that approaches that price point is Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which runs a heavily modified version of the Android OS that uses a technically inferior dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor.

Source: New York Times