Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 18:00 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Hardware, Embedded Systems Netbooks, netbooks, netbooks, netbooks, netbooks. That's basicaly Computex in a nutshell. If you've seen one Atom-based netbook, you've seen them all, but luckily for us, NVIDIA is about to shake the world of netbooks up with a new Tegra chipset, the Tegra 650. Full high definition playback, battery life from outer space, and a processor that is always-on. Well, that's what NVIDIA promises, anyway. Twelve Tegra 650 devices were announced, with the first devices shipping before the end of the year - at USD 199 or less.
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New cash mill for NVidia
by werfu on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 19:17 UTC
werfu
Member since:
2005-09-15

I think this may be well be the new cash windmill for NVidia. If they can put this processor in the quarter of every MID/netbook, they'll make so much cash I guess they'll have enought to dip into x86.

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RE: New cash mill for NVidia
by arpan on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 21:06 in reply to "New cash mill for NVidia"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Why only MIDs & Netbooks?

What about Set-top-boxes? What do settop boxes use currently? I know the Apple TV uses an Intel chip, not sure about Tivo and others.

Imagine a AppleTV costing only $100. I would be much more likely to buy one at that price. Or a set-top box with Linux and VLC, allowing me to access all my video files in any format on my computer.

Edited 2009-06-02 21:13 UTC

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nicolasgoddone Member since:
2009-04-20

Errr... there is something appleTV-likeish...but better at 100 Us$. Applying the Western Digital WDTV a firmware from http://b-rad.cc/wdlxtv and a USB to ethernet adapter allow you to setup NFS/NAS/USB cdrom support/bittorrent/video streaming services plus it does 1080p ;) .

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