Always talkative NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
is in the news yet again, this time telling the New York Times
that his company's Tegra 3
hardware is incorporating enough cost saving that it could be in $199 Android tablets by this summer -- beating his previous $299 promise
. Beyond the tantalizing thought of value-priced tablets with the horsepower of the Transformer Prime (perfect for that rumored
price subsidized, ASUS-built and Google-branded slate, right?) there's also a shout out Tegra-powered Windows 8 slates and Sony's unannounced VAIO Chromebook that popped through the FCC
. The NYT
suggests its T25 chip could stand for Tegra 2.5 with a debut planned for Google I/O in June -- we'll find out then if this is misguided line drawing or a very educated guess.