We have already seen almost an explosion of Tegra 2 powered tablets with more waiting in the wings to explode on to the big scene but that seems to be passe. For here comes the even more powerful Tegra 3 processors that NVIDIA has revealed will be ready for release towards the fall of 2011. However, rumors now point out Asus might have already started putting together a tablet device with the Tegra 3 bit making up the tablet’s core. However, the earliest the Asus Tegra 3 tablet is likely to make the cut is around August of this year.
In the meantime, Asus will be having its hands full with a slew of launches planned within the next three months. Christened the Eee Pad Slider EP102 and the Eee Pad MeMo EP71, the tablets boasts of a 10 and 7 inch display. Also, while the former will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, its the Qualcomm CPU that will make up the core of the smaller MeMo EP71 tablet PC. Then there are Intel CPU based tablets also in the pipeline.
As for the Tegra 3 chips, the reason why it has the potential to rewrite the tablet story several times over are ample. Like it will have speeds of up to 1.5 GHz, five times the graphic file crunching capabilities of the Tegra 2 chip along with the ability to decode 1080p H.264 video on the fly. Tegra 3 will also have support for 3D stereo while also supporting screen resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200 pixels. It goes without doubt, Tegra 3, which is slated to be first mobile quad-core System on a Chip will mark a significant jump in performance over the standard Tegra 2 chip.
No word as yet as to what the Tegra 3 powered tablet will cost like. The same goes for the other two 10 and 7 inch tablets as well.
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