NVIDIA has already announced the Tegra 4 earlier this month, and Vizio is the first, in our opinion, to showcase an actual product running Tegra 4. We’re talking about Vizio’s 10.1-inch Tegra 4 tablet that was demoed to us at CES 2013. Now, DigiTimes is reporting that Toshiba, too, is planning to launch its own Tegra 4-powered tablet in June this year. Citing from Taiwanese supply chain makers, the publication says that Asus and Acer are still undecided about using Tegra 4. Sources told DigiTimes that Tegra 4 is merely a backup solution for now, since Asus has a close partnership with Qualcomm.
“Tegra 4 is struggling to compete with quad-core platforms developed by Qualcomm, MediaTek and China-based IC design houses,” sources told DigiTimes. Furthermore, NVIDIA is reportedly planning to cut the pricing of its Tegra 3 processors in order to attract more entry-level orders. Sources remain critical saying that even with the price cut, Tegra 3 is still “not likely to become competitive against other solutions in terms of price.” Toshiba, on the other hand, wants to be among the first to adopt Tegra 4. Toshiba and NVIDIA has yet to comment on the report.
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