“Does not matter if my girlfriend is dumb, stupid and speaks too much; she still is very beautiful and all those things don’t make her a penny less hot.” This is what the iPad lovers and buyers say. Okay, lets accept it, iPad succeeded in making it’s place in the market just beyond our expectations. And, ever since it was launched, tablet companies across the world have been going through a frantic of technique changes to make their tablets sleeker and smaller with optimized performance. The fresher in this tablet school is Nvidia with their new proprietary Tegra 2 based tablet. This 8.9 inch tablet is characterized by a Dual-Core ARM Cortex 9 chip which is far ahead of Apple’s A4 based iPad in terms of computing performance, hence making the device tremendously fast. It runs the Android OS which has recently taken over the mobile computing device market.
In case you don’t know about Tegra 2, it was launched by Nvidia earlier this year with, eight independent processors,(yes EIGHT) including the world’s first dual core CPU for mobile devices which is being showcased in their latest tablet. Does not that mean, all cores can be used simultaneously or individually to minimize power usage and enhance battery life? Wow. I must tell you that Tegra delivers lightening fast browsing, 1080p video streaming capabilities, and supports Adobe Flash 10.1 acceleration using the world’s first dual core ARM Cortex A9 processors which runs up to 1GHz. The widescreen aspect ratio inside a game is brilliant and it supports multi-touch that means, more visible area unobstructed by the hands. The device has a front facing camera which allows for POV 3d Games, the next best thing to actual 3D-even better if done right. And, unlike the iPad, it has two USB ports. Nvidia’s new tablet is a pool of amazing hardware.
Coming to the looks.
It looks like umm.. plastic? Yes, it’s rounded and gives a plastic feeling. The screen is not as crisp as the iPad and not at all glossy. It would be better to say, it’s pretty but not as pretty as the inside. Another thing, Nvidia is not a consumer electronics company, they make chips like the Tegra 2, so I hope such an amazing hardware combo device is not shelved.
The analogy. I don't think Android will have to work that hard to better the iPad. Compared to the iPad it does feel a little plastic, but that is where its mediocrity ends, the hardware it packs makes up for its lack of “glitz”. It sports a 1GB RAM, 2 USB ports and front facing camera. Then one or two proper SD card slots, nice touch functionality and a zippy processor. And, you’re done!
Let’s wait for this device. The launch has not yet been announced, but I will be waiting. We can say that Nividia’s fresher tablet is a brainy girlfriend with average looks and loads of functionality. The choice is always yours. ;)