Looking for a new devices? We may soon have some have a new console from NVIDIA and a new Chromebook with a Mediatek processor. And if you are in India, you will soon be able to buy a Xiaomi Mi 3.
While the NVIDIA Shield was far from being a success, the chip manufacturer believes they can take on the market with a new console. At least that is what the latest rumors suggests. NVIDIA is said to be working on a console that is a bit special in that in can offload processing power to a computer’s GPU, allowing it to run console/PC-quality games.
In a way, it would be similar to the NVIDIA Shield’s current streaming service, but the PC wouldn’t do all the work. Reports say it will run on NVIDIA’s K1 processor and sport the Android OS, making it natively compatible with all the mobile games we currently love and enjoy.
Opinion: There is one huge downside about this idea; one that was also an issue with NVIDIA’s PC streaming services. The problem here is that users need to be running a powerful GPU on a PC in order to take full advantage of this. It’s not for everyone.
Xiaomi’s tour across the world has been amazingly successful, selling out in a matter of minutes wherever it goes. Now it’s India’s turn and we know where the Xiaomi Mi 3 will be available! The Chinese manufacturer is teaming up with Indian retailer Flipkart to sell these devices exclusively in this major market.
Flipkart is already the exclusive seller of the Moto G, E and X in India, and they have been doing great as such. Xiaomi is trusting them with the highly-anticipated smartphone, so be sure to stay tuned for a release very soon.
Opinion: Be sure to be quick if you want to get your hands on a device. These have been selling out wherever they go, as we mentioned above. We somehow suspect India will not be an exception.
Mediatek is not known for making processors for laptops, but the latest addition to the Chrome OS repository may suggest they are ready to enter this market. Mediatek’s entry involves an experimental ARM Cortex A7 board code-named “Moose”.
Mediatek processors won’t make your Chromebook super fast. In fact, they are known for being inferior to the big guys, but these chips are amazingly affordable. We can expect whatever Chromebook bearing this processor to be super cheap.
Opinion: Do remember Chrome OS doesn’t need too much power to run like a champ, though. The operating system is light and easy on the workload, but we will have to wait and see if we find any issues.