NVIDIA's Tegra 4 is quite a speedy SoC, but because of the chip's high price, most vendors are turning to MediaTek or China-based makers for alternatives with a better price/performance ratio. DigiTimes writes NVIDIA may have to wait until the release of its Tegra 4i, which integrates 4G LTE support, before it sees shipments pick up.
Currently, the Tegra 4 is mainly focusing on mid-range and high-end markets. Toshiba has launched a Tegra 4-based tablet in Japan, using a 10.1-inch PixelPure LED touch panel with a resolution of 2560 by 1600. With an electromagnetic stylus and Bluetooth keyboard, the tablet is priced at JPY89,800 (US$899).
HP is set to release a Tegra 4 tablet, the SlateBook x2 in the US in August, adopting a detachable keyboard design with a 10-inch 1920-by-1080 IPS touch panel, 2GB RAM/16GB ROM and support for microSD memory. The system is set to be priced at US$499.