Now, get this; NVIDIA is using the term MID unlike Intel uses MID even though the terminology is of Intel origin. Instead of referring to handheld devices for consumers, NVIDIA's MIDs are classed as Tegra-based netbooks and tablets. In other words, the 8.9-inch Elan is a MID. Ugh.
Semantics aside, the platform is smokin' hot with promise offering the following benefits:
- 25 days of music or 10-hours of 1080p video playback on a single charge
- video games play at up to 46 frames per second
- GPU accelerated Adobe Flash animations (huzzah for Hulu!)
- always-on processors for instant access to the network
- 3G, WiFi, and WiMax solutions support
Update: Tegra devices are expected to land before 2009 is through, priced around $200 or less with carrier subsidies.