In pictures: Nvidia's Windows 8 prototype tablet
11th Jan 2012 | 04:30
Tech demo of ARM-based Windows runs Tegra 3
Nvidia is demoing a prototype Windows 8 tablet here at CES 2012.
The tablet packs Tegra 3, like the recently released Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. But instead of running Android 3 or 4, Nvidia is trialling Windows 8, which is newly compatible with ARM-based processors such as Tegra, as well as the Intel and AMD line of x86-based chips.
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The tech demo is an interesting one since other Windows 8 tablets we've seen - such as the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga - are mostly packing Intel chips.
The tablet was demoed during Nvidia's CES press conference, when CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said it would be a "fantastic year for tablets" with Windows 8 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
As we've previously talked about here on TechRadar, Tegra 3 comes with a 'hidden' fifth processor (it's quad-core anyway) and a tech called DirectTouch uses this power to enhance the touchscreen operation.
Nvidia was also showing off Tegra 3's Full HD capabilities, outputting content from the tablet to a Full HD TV.