Tegra-powered smartbooks running Google Chrome OS in development

September 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Nvidia TegraEarlier this month, rumours surfaced that smartbooks using the Nvidia Tegra platform were in development using Google’s upcoming Chrome OS. Now JKOnTheRun has heard directly from the horse’s mouth that these devices are indeed being planned. Mike Rayfield, Nvidia’s GM of Mobile Business, has said that Nvidia is “working closely with Google,” on the Chrome OS platform. Nvidia plan to support Windows Mobile/Google Android in the smartphone segment and Windows CE/Google Chrome OS in the smartbook segment.

The Tegra platform is different to ION in that it pairs an ARM-based processor with an Nvidia GeForce GPU (ION pairs an Intel Atom CPU with the Nvidia 9400M graphics). The benefits of Tegra includes the ability to handle 1080p video, HD Flash, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G and a huge battery life. All of this while being very energy efficient.


2 Responses to “Tegra-powered smartbooks running Google Chrome OS in development”

  1. mohan said:
    September 25th, 2009 7:48 AM

    hi,how to get the chrome os

  2. Bob said:
    September 25th, 2009 4:19 PM

    This would most probably be the cheapest smartbook to compete with the netbook. For the Chrome OS there is a need for web connectivity vide broadband .. hope this isn’t a speedbraker since not many countries may have reliable service.