Nvidia demos Acer slate with Tegra 2 inside

CES — Slates are flooding CES this year, and Nvidia is riding the tidal wave. Earlier tonight, the company showed us an upcoming Acer slate based on its Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip. The device was running Armor Games’ Dungeon Defenders, which is based on Unreal Engine 3.

We didn’t catch the exact display size, but we’re guessing the tablet has a 9″ display with a 16:9 form factor (wider than the iPad’s, which is 4:3).

Getting its Tegra 2 chip backed by Acer is a pretty big deal, considering Acer’s huge mobile PC market share. Tegra 2 is showing up in other tablets, too, of course—just yesterday, Asus unveiled the Tegra 2-powered Eee Transformer, which has a neat keyboard dock that turns it into a sort of smartbook.

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    • albundy
    • 9 years ago

    not sure how well they think they will do with arm now being backed by winblows. i’d choose winblows over any tablet OS in a split second.

    • TaBoVilla
    • 9 years ago

    I’m waiting for drop tests on these things. Has anyone out there dropped their iPads yet? say, standard 4 feet, 3 feet, anyone?

    • codedivine
    • 9 years ago

    And of course its also in the Motorola and LG tablets as well as 2 Motorola phones and 1 LG phone. Lots of design wins for Tegra 2 this year.

      • codedivine
      • 9 years ago

      As well as in Dell Streak 7.

    • glacius555
    • 9 years ago

    That looks tiring.. I mean, how long can one do that? My fingers would get tired after 10 min or so..

    • Hattig
    • 9 years ago

    It’s nice to finally see some higher quality Tegra 2 based products.

    Also with Nvidia’s forthcoming Denver SoC (running Windows 8) we’ll have some interesting times ahead.

    • BlackStar
    • 9 years ago

    This video shows the reason why glossy monitors suck.

    Also, the 16:9 form factor is far from ideal: look how precariously the tablet sits on his hand.

    • jalex3
    • 9 years ago

    i want that game more.. iv been waiting since the udk demo

    • Voldenuit
    • 9 years ago

    Damnit, why do people put up with carrier-locked mobile devices? If PCs came carrier locked to 1 ISP, we would be hopping mad, but nobody seems to care when it comes to telcos cutting deals with tablets and smartphones.

      • Arag0n
      • 9 years ago

      What would you say if your ISP provides you a Laptop into the 300$ disccounted range with your internet conection every 2 years?

      Of course it means that at the end somehow you pay the 300$ (24 months, ~13$ per month), but the point is that you don’t have a cheaper or more speedy connection if you don’t get the laptop.

      That’s what happens into nowdays phones industry. Wouldn’t you wait the 2 years to get another laptop to get the disccount?

      Wouldn’t you get another laptop every 2 years even if the one you have it’s still working?

        • dpaus
        • 9 years ago

        If it’s an [i<]option[/i<], fine - but not when my only choice is 'bundled or not at all' Of course, as soon as you offer it for outright purchase,, and do some simple math to compare it to the carrier-locked price, you suddenly realize that the carrier's 'free' phone is pretty damned expensive. [i<]hp[/i<] has discovered this with the Pre 2 (which you can buy - unlocked - directly from the [i<]hp[/i<] website)

          • Voldenuit
          • 9 years ago

          Exactly. This is exactly why carriers love locked phones, because they do screw you in the long run with the contract. And the downside is that the lack of competition this brings about keeps the US wireless and internet industry years behind places like S. Korea, Japan and even France (!).

            • Corrado
            • 9 years ago

            The only other problem is, if you bring your own or buy your phone unsubsidized, T-Mobile is the only company that will give you any sort of discount on the actual service. So theres no incentive to NOT buy a subsidized phone.

    • jjj
    • 9 years ago

    It’s Acer Iconia Tab A500 10-inch with Verizon LTE

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