Nvidia's Tegra 4 Powers HP Slatebook X2, Due Out This August
Nvidia has been on a roll lately with hogging up a lot of the media spotlight. I guess someone at AMD should leak another prototype card to eBay and buy it up for nearly $100,000 to make news again. Anyway, Nvidia has announced that the Tegra 4 mobile multi-core processor will be the heart and soul of HP's upcoming Slatebook X2 gaming and business tablet hybrid, which is set for release later this summer in August.
As noted in the official Nvidia Blog...
The tablet/notebook cross-over combines portability and productivity by allowing users to transform their device into a notebook in no time. Powered by our NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, the SlateBook x2 offers an incredibly realistic gaming experience, super-fast web browsing and smooth HD video playback, with a quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and 72 custom GPU cores.
The Tegra 4 powered HP SX2 (and that's a pretty cool name, by the way) will actually carry a moderate price of $479.99. Compared to Apple's mobile tablets that's not too bad a price and compared to the average laptop that's really not that bad a price, especially given the amount of processing power contained within. It's also just $130 more than Nvidia's own Project Shield. Hmm...interesting.
Anyway, there have been a number of surges in technological advances in the mobile tech space due to the huge potential a lot of companies see out of the mobile tablet and smartphone market. Whether or not all this investment in next-generation graphical processing tech for the mobile market will all pay off will be interesting to see.
You can look for the HP Slatebook X2 to launch this August...as if it bears any merit worth repeating.
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