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[ M & A ] Windows RT 8.1 brings support for NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor

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Furthermore, the new update will also bring support for NVIDIA Tegra 4 processors, according to Microsoft's VP of Planning, Mike Angiulo. Tegra 4 should make for more powerful Windows RT 8.1 devices at affordable price points for those who just require a simple Windows tablet without all the bells and whistles.
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Gaming on these Tegra 4-based Windows RT devices should be top notch so far as playing mobile-based games are concerned and not in the lines of Crysis 3. Web browsing should also be a blast, handling multiple apps opened at the same time shouldn't pose much of a problem, and battery life should be splendid as Tegra 4 is ARM-based.


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winows 8 or android which should i use
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Dual-boot tablets? I would love to have one.
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At this point they will need to PAY people to use products with Windows 8....you know it's a failed OS when it's getting stomped by Vista hahaha.
    
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It don't see it happening but It would be cool if Nvidia would keep backwards compatibility with their next few chipsets. Like if Tegra5 automatically supported Windows 8.1 because it maintained Tegra4 compatibility.
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all these processors use the same ARM instruction set so theoretically even a Apple A7X or a Samsung Exynos would work. it's just that Microsoft is using a somewhat closed ecosystem for their ARM windows so they have to explicitly approve the processor.
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At this point they will need to PAY people to use products with Windows 8....you know it's a failed OS when it's getting stomped by Vista hahaha.

you are ignorant
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I dont think anyone really cares. Windows RT is a joke, Tegra 4 hogs battery life like no other ARM chip. The only reason they would announce this is that maybe the surface 2 (non pro) will use tegra 4. If thats the case microsoft will be one of the very few tegra 4 adopters, because Tegra adoption has been pretty horrible this year.

Anyways, I would highly suggest skipping tegra or any ARM tablet and getting an x86 one. AMD has some great ones coming out in a few months, and intel will be releasing its new atom arc, so that may be good as well.
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I dont think anyone really cares. Windows RT is a joke, Tegra 4 hogs battery life like no other ARM chip. The only reason they would announce this is that maybe the surface 2 (non pro) will use tegra 4. If thats the case microsoft will be one of the very few tegra 4 adopters, because Tegra adoption has been pretty horrible this year.

Anyways, I would highly suggest skipping tegra or any ARM tablet and getting an x86 one. AMD has some great ones coming out in a few months, and intel will be releasing its new atom arc, so that may be good as well.

ARM has its place, as does x86.

The addition of Tegra 4 support was likely made to give OEMs more options. There was a recent article stating that Microsoft would be using Qualcomm instead of nVidia in their upcoming products, but that doesn't mean that all other manufacturers have to follow suit.
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