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Nvidia produced the first really big story of CES this year by announcing a hell of a triple-feature: A new Tegra 4 mobile chipset, a PC game streaming service and a hand-held Android games console that tied it all together. But Nvidia aren’t the only ones showing off products with their new chipset – American manufactuer Vizio has announced a 10″ tablet that uses Tegra 4 too.
The tablet is called just the “10-inch tablet”, but behind its understated title is a wealth of power. The Vizio tablet should be both faster and more power-efficient than Tegra 3 tablets like the Nexus 7, while being able to power an intense 2560 x 1600 display, the likes of which we’ve only seen before on the Google Nexus 10. We can probably expect a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, a 72 core core GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. On the connectivity front, we’ve got Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi N, front and rear-facing cameras and the standard set of micro USB and stereo headphone jacks. All of that horsepower will be wrangled by the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean version 4.2.
With all this high-tech power, you’d expect a suitably thick or at least heavy tablet. But according to first hand impressions from The Verge
, the Vizio 10″ tablet is suspiciously light – as in, light enough that you wonder whether there’s anything inside the box at all. That lightness and the roundness of the design makes for a tablet that feels much smaller than other equally sized devices, as in the case for the iPad 4
and Nexus 10.
The Vizio 10-inch Tablet definitely sounds appealing, although the company behind it hasn’t yet announced what the final price or release date will be. If the new Tegra 4 chipset is as powerful as Nvidia claim, then this could be one hell of a tablet once it launches.