February 9, 2010 at 8:56 am
Of the many tablets shown off at CES 2010 in January, the Notion Ink Adam was one of the most interesting. It utilizes two of the most exciting technologies in the mobile computing space, the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset as well as Pixel Qi’s 3Qi Hybrid 10-inch display. Whilst the device shown at CES was very much a prototype, Slashgear has managed to get their hands-on with renders of what the finished tablet will look like.
Interestingly, the company is considering two models, one that is 12.9mm thick and the other is 11.6mm in thickness (for reference the iPad is 13.4mm thick). Notion Ink hasn’t said what the differences are, but one version may end up excluding the Pixel Qi display that no doubt adds bulk and instead going for a vanilla LCD display on the slimmer model.
The company’s CEO, Rohan Shraven, also compares the Adam to the Apple iPad. He says that if the iPad used the Tegra chipset it would be able to run 2-3x longer than its current 10-hour estimates. This is before you account for the Pixel Qi hybrid display. The Adam also has 1080p video output compared to 576p/480p output for the iPad. The Adam tablet can also handle Flash, which will be demonstrated at MWC in Barcelona next week.