Big things in store for $200 tablet market
Shopping for a $200 tablet computer isn't likely to turn up many worthwhile results. Though it's possible to find such a device, the majority are limited in their functionality and are likely to leave a user wanting more.
Technology news provider Computerworld reports there is hope on the horizon, however, as several manufacturers and other industry players are designing fully functional tablets that fall in the $200 range.
Chipmaker NVIDIA® is one company that's entering the value tablet market. According to the news provider, NVIDIA is currently working to get its Tegra™ 3 quad-core processor on an Android™ 4.0-based tablet that sells for as low as $250.
Google, as well, is reportedly considering getting into the tablet game. The company has already proven its worth on the software side with the Android operating system, and Computerworld and others report the search giant is now eyeing the hardware as well. Google may introduce a new device at the Google I/O developers' conference in June.
Cost has always been one of the draws of the tablet computer. Unlike most laptops and desktops, top-of-the-line tablets can be found for around $500. If that price can come down even more without sacrificing functionality, expect to see tablets fly off the shelves.