There is a new kid on the block. A new processor with new promises of making things simple and beautiful. The new processor is the RK2808 from the Chinese manufacturer named Rockchip and is an ARM-based chip capable of being fitted on tablets or other mobile devices.
The two CPU architectures that are used in the making of tablet PC these days are the X86 and the ARM. The x86 is meant for those tablets which use full fledged operating systems, while the ARM is used in cases where light weight OSs are being used. Examples of the lightweight OS tablets could be found in smart phones.
Chinese tablets PCs with Rockchip processors at the core are dime a dozen though all of them had a 600MHz processor at the most and could only support a display resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The new RK2808 takes things to the next higher level and can be used to make tablet that are to run the Android version 2.1 or even the latest 2.2 Froyo.
The supportability of the chip is 256 MB of Ram as well as display resolution of up to 1024 X 768 pixels. The chip would be able to handle HD playback up to 720p videos. For HD playback higher than that the demand on CPU power would be more than the Rockchip RK2808 capability.
The versatility of the CPU given the low cost makes this a choice however the performance would not be as comparable to an iPad.
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