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Nvidia Shows iPad-beating Foxconn Tegra 2 Tablet

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Nvidia Tegra 2 tablets could be the real deal.

While the Apple iPad may be the hot tablet on the market today (or at least headed soon to your market), it won't be the only game in town.

Engadget went hands on with a Foxconn-manufactured tablet that packs Nvidia Tegra 2, which means that its guts are already ahead of what's inside the iPad. The Tegra 2 uses a dual-core Cortex A9 chip running at 1GHz and the prototype packs 1GB of RAM, giving it four times the memory over Apple's device.

The tablet features an 8.9-inch capacitive touchscreen display and ran some form of Android. Demonstrations showed some rather impressive 3D graphics, which we can attribute to the Tegra 2 as well.

Right now this appears to be a prototype device showing off what Nvidia's hardware can offer in the tablet space, but hopefully an OEM will jump in soon to stir things up.

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    mi1ez , 21 May 2010 21:39
    Gets my vote, albeit with far too much border on the screen.
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    waxdart , 21 May 2010 21:43
    I want an affordable mobile one of these please.
    http://www.wacom.com/cintiq/
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    LePhuronn , 21 May 2010 22:00
    Tegra 2 tablets are more than just speculation surely. Apparently ICD is "negotiating carrier exclusivity" for its Gemini (or so they say on their Facebook page anyway), so I'd like to think they actually have a working, ready to release product they can start getting out to 3G carriers ready for September.
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    ksampanna , 21 May 2010 22:05
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    The Tegra 2 uses a dual-core Cortex A9 chip running at 1GHz and the prototype packs 1GB of RAM, giving it four times the memory over Apple's device.

    wtf Apple??

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    Clintonio , 21 May 2010 22:06
    'iPad beating'?

    I swear, the media only hyped up the iPad to use that phrase.
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    dopeydog , 21 May 2010 22:09
    LOL. I read the title as NVIDIA showing a video of apples device outperforming the tegra 2. I was like wtf.
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    LePhuronn , 21 May 2010 22:12
    dopeydogLOL. I read the title as NVIDIA showing a video of apples device outperforming the tegra 2. I was like wtf.


    The power and importance of punctuation - all it takes it to remove that single hyphen and the title totally changes meaning.
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    mauller07 , 22 May 2010 03:37
    so if this thing with 1GB of ram has more memory then an ipad, then that means the HTC desire has more then twice the amount of ram at 576.

    would like to see the tegra 2 phones, with just the cortex A9 they are a lot faster then the snapdragon on a clock for clock basis on a single core.

    seen some interesting tech videos of the st Ericsson u8500 using dual cortex a9 and the performance was astounding for the power use
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    proletarian , 22 May 2010 06:25
    Clintonio'iPad beating'?I swear, the media only hyped up the iPad to use that phrase.


    true.

    but it's great to see some competition, maybe something outstanding will appear out of this 'tablet mess' going on..