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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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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 […]

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NVIDIA may be working on 3D, quad-core Tegra chips

There was a time when ARM-based chips were viewed as the low powered wimps of the computing world. But that’s all changing. ARM-based chips today can be multi-core processors that can handle 1080p HD video playback, a decent bit of number crunching, and low power consumption. And things just keep getting better: a leaked product […]

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NVIDIA pictures a future with quad-core smartphone, tablet chips

NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chip is a low power, dual core ARM-based processor which supports 3D graphics and HD video playback. It’s aimed at smartphones and tablets, and it’s apparently just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve already heard from NVIDIA that Tegra 3 is almost done baking, and that work is already starting on Tegra […]