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    News - Amazon reportedly making Tegra tablets

    Including a quad-core one before the end of the year.
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    Last edited by Jonatron; 17-05-2011 at 11:47 AM.

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    Re: News - Amazon reportedly making Tegra tablets

    If they do as well with this as they did with the Kindle I can see it being on my Christmas list . . . . .
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    I couldnt buy a quad core tablet. For fear my Dual core PC would die of shame...
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    Re: News - Amazon reportedly making Tegra tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    If they do as well with this as they did with the Kindle I can see it being on my Christmas list . . . . .
    Ditto here - I really fancy an eReader type device (since Barnes&Noble kindly revoked 3/4's of the eReader.com bookshelf I'd built up) and am only really holding off since I figure that a "KindleColor" (or whatever they would call it) would be an easier "sell" to 'er-indoors.
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    I couldnt buy a quad core tablet. For fear my Dual core PC would die of shame...
    rofl. Hex-core here.

    Seriously though, I'm guessing that if Amazon punt a quad-core then the major use for this would be games (via Amazon App Store of course). Dual core, (or maybe even single), would be fine for me, as long as the price is right. £400+ is a non-starter.

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    Re: News - Amazon reportedly making Tegra tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    If they do as well with this as they did with the Kindle I can see it being on my Christmas list . . . . .
    The thing about the Kindle is that it is cheap. At slightly over £100, you don't have to think too hard about buying one.

    On the other hand, I would expect the new Tegra tablet to be closer to £500, and at that price I would have to think about how much I would actually use it.

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    Re: News - Amazon reportedly making Tegra tablets

    Looking at the price of the Barnes and Noble Color Nook,Amazon should be able to produce a competitive tablet for around £300. I suspect that the quad core tablet will be more of an iPad 2 or iPad 3 competitor.

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    Re: News - Amazon reportedly making Tegra tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Looking at the price of the Barnes and Noble Color Nook,Amazon should be able to produce a competitive tablet for around £300. I suspect that the quad core tablet will be more of an iPad 2 or iPad 3 competitor.
    Good points. A (US-based) site that I was looking at concerning these rumours was suggesting that Amazon could/might do their tablet (slightly?) below cost, assuming that they can recoup the costs via Kindle/MP3/app sales - especially the latter.

    For me, £300 is probably the tipping point - above that is a "no sale"; the further below that point, the more attractive. £200 (or less?) would probably be a "must buy".

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