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Rumor: Lenovo, Acer to launch NVIDIA Tegra devices running Google Chrome OS

Someone pass the salt, please, because all we’ve got to go on here is the word of a web site called Shanzhai — which generally covers news of cheap Chinese knockoffs of netbooks and other computers. But Shanzhai.com is reporting that both Lenovo and Acer could launch new netbooks based ont he NVIDIA Tegra platform […]

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Inventec Rainbow: NVIDIA Tegra-powered laptop

NVIDIA is showing off another Tegra-powered mini-laptop in Taiwan. The company showcased a number of laptops built around the platform, which bundles a low power ARM-based processor with NVIDIA graphics at Computex in June. At the time, the model that was getting the most attention was the Mobinnova élan. But the Inventec Rainbow that NVIDIA […]

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Rumor: NVIDIA to launch Firefly smartbook (or reference design?) soon

NVIDIA may have denied that it plans to launch a Tegra-powered mini-laptop under its own brand name. But the rumor appears to be picking up steam. SemiAccurate reports that NVIDIA has built a prototype called the Firefly, which could be out as soon as September. The company is reportedly looking for ODM’s to build the […]

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Mobinnova élan Tegra powered netbook with custom UI – Video

First introduced at Computex earlier this month, the Mobinnova élan is a mini-laptop powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra platform which bundles an ARM CPU with NVIDIA Graphics to enable HD and 3D video performance on an extremely low power machine. This particular model is running Windows CE, but you’d almost never know it because the device […]

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NVIDIA to release its own Tegra powered mini-laptop

Update: Wired checked in with NVIDIA’s PR director, who denies that the company has any plans to release its own Tegra powered netbook. Graphics chip maker NVIDIA typically makes PC components which it sells to computer makers or the general public. But Pocket Lint is reporting that NVIDIA plans to release its own netbook/smartbook powered […]

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NVIDIA: Windows CE is better than Android for Tegra smartbooks

NVIDIA’s Tegra platform combines a low power ARM-based processor with NVIDIA graphics to power ultraportable devices capable of displaying 1080p video over HDMI while using very little power. But ARM processors, which are much more common in cellphones than laptops these days, don’t run Windows. Or rather, Microsoft hasn’t ported Windows XP, Vista, or 7 […]

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Pegatron’s NVIDIA Tegra-powered Vivid netbook – Video

The Pegatron Vivid mini-laptop has three things that set apart from most netbooks available today. First, it’s based on NVIDIA’s Tegra chipset which bundles an ARM-based CPU with NVIDIA graphics to deliver support for 1080p video playback through HDMI while consuming less power than most Intel Atom based netbooks. Second, the Pegatron Vivid has a […]

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Video: NVIDIA Tegra netbooks playing HD video, Flash

A few new details are coming about about NVIDIA’s Tegra platform for low cost netbooks. First, as expected, these things can handle HD video without using much electricity at all. The Tegra 600 platform can handle H.264 video at 720p resolutions, and the Tegra 650 can do 1080p. And as TechVideoBlog discovered, that doesn’t just […]

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Mobinnova introduced élan netbook with NVIDIA Tegra, Windows CE – Video

While you might not really expect much from a mini-laptop running Windows CE, the Mobinnova élan is definitely raising some eyebrows at Computex. That’s because this little 8.9 inch Smartbook is rocking the NVIDIA Tegra platform under the hood. That means it bundles an ARM-based processor with an NVIDIA graphics processor to deliver smooth playback […]

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NVIDIA introduces Tegra powered netbooks running Windows CE

NVIDIA is expanding its Tegra platform, originally designed for touchscreen MIDs, or Mobile Internet Devices, to include netbook-style mini-laptops. Tegra combines an ARM-based processor with an NVIDIA graphics processor to provide high quality graphics on a mobile device while using relatively little power. NVIDIA first dropped a hint that it was working on Tegra netbooks […]