Pricey NVIDIA Tegra 4 shipping at low volumes despite brand-name adoption
We've heard about plenty of gear arriving with NVIDIA's latest and greatest mobile chipset Tegra 4, and the 4i version even got LTE radio integration, but sales are apparently not going that well, according to "upstream supply chain" sources.
Toshiba, Asus and even HP are coming up with innovative products based on Tegra 4, but adoption from mass vendors is lacking, mainly because of the limited volume shipments and the resulting high price of NVIDIA's chipset compared to value propositions like MediaTek's processors, for example.
Currently we've got the Toshiba 10" tablet in Japan with 2560x1600 pixels display, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity slate with the same resolution and a 21.5" HP all-in-one as the funky gadgets announced with Tegra 4 onboard, but these are all mid- to high-end products. For true mass adoption NVIDIA might have to wait for the Tegra 4i with integrated LTE abilities to start gaining ground.