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NVIDIA introduces the Tegra 3 multi-core processor for tablets, phones

NVIDIA has officially introduced its next-generation mobile processor. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip is a 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 multi-core processor with 4 high performance CPU cores, 1 extra low power “companion” core, and 12 graphics cores. The new chips are headed to tablets and smartphones. The first Tegra 3 device will be the Asus […]

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime benchmarks leaked

Asus hasn’t officially launched the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet yet, but it looks like someone might be testing a pre-release unit. If you run the AnTuTu benchmark utility on any current Android device today, you’re likely to find that you don’t have the fastest machine around. Thats’ because the Tranformer Prime now shows up at […]

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 coming soon – Video

Asus is starting to show off its next-generation Eee Pad Transformer tablet. The original Transformer has proven to be one of the most popular Android tablets due to a combination of low price and versatility. The tablet starts at just $399, and customers can pick up an optional keyboard docking station that extends battery life, […]

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 with NVIDIA Kal-El processor benchmarked

NVIDIA is starting to reveal some new details about the Kal-El multi-core processor that will power next-generation phones and tablets. The new chips could launch by the end of the year and show up in actual products soon after. Now it looks like we may have confirmation that one of the first devices to use […]

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NVIDIA’s Kal-El processor will be a 5-core low power chip

NVIDIA has been talking up the company’s upcoming Kal-El processor for months, promising better performance and lower power consumption in its next-generation chip for mobile phones, tablets, and possibly even Windows 8 computers. Up until now NVIDIA had suggested that the Kal-El processor was a quad-core chip, but it turns out there’s actually a fifth processing […]

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First look at Windows 8 tablet prototypes

Windows 8 is designed to run on computers with ARM-based processors as well as x86 hardware from Intel, AMD, or other chip makers. While the prototype tablet Microsoft has been sending to tech journalists for review purposes is basically the Samsung Series 7 slate PC with an Intel Core i5 processor designed for Windows 7, […]

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Microsoft teases quad-core tablet prototype

TechEd 2011 New Zealand is in full swing, and Microsoft looks to be playing a little bit of show-and-tell with the next generation of Windows and the devices that will run it. Among the devices shown was an unnamed quad-core Windows tablet. What else is known about the slate? Not much, other than that Microsoft’s […]

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NVIDIA shows off quad-core mobile chip demo with dynamic lighting effects

NVIDIA plans to launch its first quad-core mobile chip for smartphones and tablets later this year. Code-named Kal-El, the chip doesn’t just feature four processor cores. It also has 12 graphics cores, and NVIDIA says it’s the first mobiel chip that can handle high quality lighting and shadow effects. The company has put together a […]

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Amazon tablets could have quad-core chips, dual mode (color and monochrome) displays

Amazon execs haven’t officially come out and said that the company is working on an Android tablet. But there’s growing evidence that a line of Amazon tablets could launch later this year. CEO Jeff Bezos told Consumer Reports to “stay tuned” for more details recently, which is pretty far from a denial. Last week Boy […]

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NVIDIA: At least 10 quad-core Tegra-based devices in the works

The NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor is at the heart of virtually every Android tablet shipping with Google Android 3.0 in the next few months. But NVIDIA is already looking ahead. We already knew the company was working on a quad-core version of its low power Tegra processor codenamed Kal-El. Now NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun […]