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'Tegra2 inside' for the new wave of SuperTablets
 
 
The buzz from Barcelona says: Get set for a new category: the Super Tablet!

NVIDIA’s Tegra2, touted as the world's first mobile super chip, may emerge as the favoured processor for the second wave of Tablet PC offerings from leading manufacturers: The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has seen a slew of announcements featuring the dual core, GeForce GPU-based, full HD ( 10800)-enabled ultra low power NVIDIA chip under the hood of tablets from Samsung, LG, ASUS, Acer and Toshiba.

This new category with a fast CPU-GPU combo chip like the Tegra 2 and the Android operating system is being called a SuperTablet -- because of its near PC performance, faster browsing and full HD video capability .  Some makers like Asus have also announced SuperTablets based on Intel's Core i5 processor  -- but right now the Tegra is flavour of the  month -- chip wise--  for zippy, HD computing and viewing.
LG unveiled the Tegra 2 powered Optimus Pad tablet, the world’s first to feature a 3D camera for capture and sharing of three-dimensional video. Optimus features a unique 8.9″ display with a 15:9 aspect ratio. With full 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution, the screen makes the tablet easier to grip and use with one hand.

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab 10.1 – again fuelled by Tegra 2 and using the Android 3.0 ( Honeycomb) user interface in a new 10.1 inch size – an advance on its earlier 7 inch Galaxy Tab.

Acer’s Iconia TabA100 and A500 are also Tegra2 powered, Android-based 10.1 inch tablets optimized for HD entertainment and 3-D games.

Another SuperTablet is the Asus EeePad slider, with a 10.1 inch touch screen and a slide out full; QWERTY keyboard. 

Expect to see most of these supertablets in India by mid 2011.

Feb 15 2011