NVIDIA Tegra Tablet

NVIDIA showed off its Tegra Tablet prototyped by ICD. Tegra-enabled kitchen tablet? You sure you want to watch a 720p video clip while cooking? I’ve said this before: when you design a display to be placed near a kitchen said display better be quite durable: water-proof, oil-proof, drop-proof, shock-proof, be able withstand accidental stabs by sharp objects like knives, etc. The NVIDIA Tegra Tablet is clearly not any of these. I would think it would be better used in the office in a safe environment by a techno-geek that takes good care of his/her gadgets.

As a tablet it is too big. Engadget’s guess is around 15 to 16 inches: my guess is 15.6 inches with a 1366 x 768 pixel format. Resistive touch technology is employed. The chassis is quite thin at under an inch thick. Finger-based navigation on a keyboard-mouse-centric OS (Windows CE) looks quite clumsy ,but one interesting design was the dock/charging station: you dock the Tegra Tablet upright on what looks like a stand, similar to Palm’s Touchstone. Quite nice. Source: Engadget

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