In a recent conversation with tech journalists, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang stated that he could see Tegra 3 devices going for as little as $299 in the upcoming quarters. That is a mighty claim given that most of the second generation tablets we will be seeing such as the Transformer Prime will run a Tegra 3 processor. He does not go into specifics for which tablets, but we know that not all super high end tablets will drop to $299. That doesn’t seem logical.
Since Amazon and Barnes & Nobel tablets are modestly priced and successful, other tablet manufacturers may need to start thinking more realistically price-wise with what consumers want. So should we be waiting for this price drop before we buy our next tablets? Is saving $300 more or less worth waiting on a tablet? Most people would say, “yes.”