Now that the way we read books and the way we experience the web is all set to undergo a sea-change, we cannot afford to sidetrack the geniuses at Nvidia, working overtime to make this turn into a reality. Chipmaker Nvidia is on its way to invent a path breaking compendium of cool technologies which they believe has the potential to usher in a major change. Known for making processors which enhance images and boost the brawn of computers and phones, Nvidia is seriously thinking in the lines of getting 3D entertainment to our homes and High Definition clarity on our handsets.
This alone is not keeping the Nvidia workforce busy; it is the Touch screen Tablet, like Apple’s i-Pad which is keeping their lot huddled with excitement. They are happy to announce their latest jaw-dropping find, the most personal computer and they are happily working on 50 different tablets. “This is big, and it’s going to change the computer industry”, declares Huang of Nvidia.
Huang’s enthusiasm might be one of a kind and not everybody shares it or is vocal about it. Apple’s i-Pad, competitively priced at $499 can indeed change the computing industry, should buyers show equal enthusiasm like its reviewers. Yet, tongue-in-cheek are some of the biggies in the market, who choose not to comment or be part of this rat race.
But then again, the list of those waiting for i-Pad’s launch is somewhat overflowing: Hardware makers like HP (HPQ) and Dell (DELL) have been betting that consumers would vote for the netbooks, the scaled-down versions of laptops; e-reader makers such as Amazon (AMZN) and Sony (SNE), who have similar devices lined up; the publishing equivalent of i-Tunes; Microsoft(MSFT) and Google (GOOG), whose operating systems compete with the i–Phone OS that drives the i-Pad. In fact, even Apple ally Intel (INTC) too has every reason to feel threatened: The iPad is equipped with a microprocessor, the A4, that Apple designed and is having manufactured to its specifications.