In an interview with the New York Times, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is quoted as saying, “We took out $150 in build materials, things like expensive memory. At $199, you can just about buy a tablet at a 7-Eleven.” The discussion centered around the possibility of a quad-core Tegra 3-powered tablet at the magic $199 price point by this coming summer.
Rumors of an ASUS-built 7-inch Tegra 3 Google Nexus tablet have been making the rounds, as well as the rumor of the cancellation of said tablet in favor of a cheaper non-Tegra 3 version. In any case, Huang seems pretty confident that a $199 Tegra 3 tablet will be possible very soon. Whether it’s with ASUS or another manufacturer, and whether it will be a Nexus tablet or not, only time will tell.
The Kindle Fire‘s success makes this price point very desirable, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see multiple 7-inchers around that price. If it’s possible to get there with a quad-core Tegra 3 on board, all the better.
Would a $199 quad-core Android tablet interest you? Would it be more interesting as a Nexus tablet? Let us know in the comments.