Friday, February 18, 2011

Beyond Real Time - The HG Beckons

Beyond Real Time, as stated in one of the the first posts of this "wonderful" blog, is the holy grail of computing whereby anything happening faster then 1/60th of a second cannot be perceived by man. (More like 1/75th) but who's arguing:). The BRT limit has long been surpassed in all things dealing with word processing and other tasks not requiring intense compute power but for high res 3D graphics and page downloads from websites, the BRT HG objective still holds. With this in mind, check out the video seen above of a beta of the Nvidia Quad Core Tegra/Kal El processor doing it's thing in a beta rev Motorola's Xoom regarding site page loads. OMG anyone?

The screen resolution of the device also reaches another HG milestone, 300dpi, the same res used in high end 4/C print images, something only dreamed about one year ago, let alone in a device targeted to cost about $600 at the end of 2011.

"Today at Mobile World Congress (MWC), we demonstrated this little beauty running in an Android tablet. We not only showed that it was alive. We showed it browsing the Web, running games and streaming amazing video. This wasn’t your average amazing video. It was 1440p video content running on a 2560×1600 panel. That will enable mobile devices to output to the highest resolution monitors or tablets equipped with a 10.1-inch display with 300 DPI."

When power is combined with low power requirements and small form factor, magic happens. I, for one, can't wait.

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