NVIDIA Expects Tegra 3 Tablet Prices to Drop Fast

Posted by at 11:11 am on November 21, 2011

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang in a media conversation Friday anticipated that the price of quad-core tablets would drop around the spring. Tablets running the Tegra 3 chip would reach $299 within “a couple quarters.” He didn’t say who would reach the milestone or what components it would take.

The cost marker would come faster than for the Tegra 2. Its first wave of tablets was not only expensive but carried a large premium over the faster iPad 2, such as the $800 Motorola Xoom. Prices dropped several weeks later, but prices still have trouble cracking $299. The Archos 80 G9 only just reaches the target, while Acer’s Iconia Tab A100 is officially more expensive at $330.

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