CES 2013 has started, and NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsung Huang, has just revealed the next industry-leading processor by NVIDIA’s clock, that being the Tegra 4. This processor works with 72 GPU cores, 4 A15 CPU cores, and the ability to work with 4G LTE. The first test this processor was put to live on stage was between itself in an unnamed tablet and the Google Nexus 10 – loading webpages on the Tegra 4 (imagine that) finished much, much quicker than the Nexus 10.
This processor loaded 25 unique, high traffic sites in 27 seconds while the Nexus 10 loaded the same in 50 seconds. That simple test means one thing, said Huang, is that if you’re loading a webpage with the NVIDIA Tegra 4, you’ll get it “in one second”, while when you’re working with the current most powerful tablet on the planet (the Nexus 10, so they say), you’ll get it “in two seconds.”
In a comparison chart onstage, Huang showed the Tegra 4 as fastest, the iPad 4 as right behind it (though slightly slower, of course), the Nexus 10 coming in next, Droid DNA after that, and the Kindle Fire HD down at the bottom of the pack. Though we’ll be investigating these claims in the very near future, it’s fairly plain at the moment that NVIDIA’s architecture here is the most powerful solution for mobile devices on the planet.
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Well that’s not a while since the Microsoft Surface went on sale just couple of weeks ago, and as usual for any new product we have started hearing complaints from the early adopters. The two most prominent issues for now relate to the sound and the optional Touch Cover.
According to The Verge, who experienced these issues first hand, the audio occasionally stutters or mutes when the Surface is in use or in standby. As for the Touch Covers, some users are experiencing fraying around the edges.
Microsoft is reportedly receiving “a lot of” Touch Covers returns according to the company spokesperson, and the company takes a step and they replacing them for free.
Source : The Verge
Nvidia posted recently a record quarter on growing revenue from its mobile business earlier today, and in the following conference call chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang had a few interesting comments to make on mobile.
The gist can be summarized in one sentence: consumers realize “a great tablet is better than a cheap PC.” Huang said this despite the fact that Nvidia makes both desktop and mobile chips, and that’s what makes this statement interesting.
With net income from its Tegra mobile chip reaching $209.1 million, up from $178.3 million, that’s understandable. Moreover, Huang also mentioned that demand for Tegra for Android phones and the Surface offsets declines in Nvidia’s desktop business.
Nvidia is planning to bring its Tegra 4 processors in early 2013, and those will be the company’s first ones with integrated 4G LTE.
source : Venture Beat
With the release of Microsoft next operating system, that is just over a week from now, Microsoft is working hard to advertise the product and create public awareness. If you’re in the US you may have already seen Surface ads all over the place by now.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 marketing campaign has officially begun. Microsoft will holds a special media launch for Surface and Windows 8 on October 25th, with a number of special holiday pop-up stores opening at midnight on October 26th to sell Windows 8 PCs and tablets. This first ad is just one of many, we expect that Microsoft will make it near impossible to avoid Windows 8 this holiday season.