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Nvidia files patent to build mini computers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Nov 2011 17:41 User comments (9)

Nvidia files patent to build mini computers Does Nvidia have plans to get into the PC vendor market?
Nvidia has filed a patent for a "portable computer system," a mini device that will be the size of a USB flash drive.

The PCS will pack a Tegra processor, flash storage, RAM, one USB port, LAN, WiFi and another interface like HDMI.

Most notably, the computer will be just 40-60 mm long, 10-20 mm wide and 5-10 mm thick.

The idea of the computer is to bring it anywhere, connect it to a TV or monitor and perform tasks with a computer that uses only 10 watts.

Additionally, the price would be under $100.

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9 user comments

12.11.2011 19:24

And to which shall set fire to your tv's. Should be interesting

22.11.2011 21:13

Smells like the future.

32.11.2011 21:20

Not the first to try and do, there is already a group of people making the Raspberry Pi. A very small computer that runs linux, and I think there selling 2 models 1 which has a price tag of $25 no ethernet and the other is $35 and it has a 10/100 wired Ethernet. They are not selling them yet but will be soon I believe.

42.11.2011 21:36

Originally posted by Mr_Bill06:
Not the first to try and do, there is already a group of people making the Raspberry Pi. A very small computer that runs linux, and I think there selling 2 models 1 which has a price tag of $25 no ethernet and the other is $35 and it has a 10/100 wired Ethernet. They are not selling them yet but will be soon I believe.
Yes, which should be awesome for sure. They do not have the resources of a billion dollar company, however.

52.11.2011 23:10

I can't say that it would be ideal for their goals...but as a replacement for Apple TV/Google TV/etc, it might be ideal.



64.11.2011 6:50
wtf?!
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So, Nvidia wants to patent Raspberry Pi?!
ubergizmo.com/2011/05/raspberry-pi-minicomputer/
raspberrypi.org/

WTF is wrong with this world?!

Just like patenting the edited by ddp DNA. FFS!!!
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_patent

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Nov 2011 @ 22:58

74.11.2011 18:03

I have a flash drive with those exact dimensions :S That's very impressive. But the kind of tasks such a computer could perform is the real question.

If you really want to impress me, pack 1 million gigabytes(1 petabyte) into your standard 3.5" hard drive :p 2 of those in Raid 1 would be all I could ever ask for :D Solid State technology will likely reach that one day. But I currently worry about modern SSD longevity.




To delete, or not to delete. THAT is the question!

85.11.2011 5:34

Originally posted by omegaman7:
If you really want to impress me, pack 1 million gigabytes(1 petabyte) into your standard 3.5" hard drive :p 2 of those in Raid 1
I think I said something like that but with "1GB" in place of "1PB" a while back...around the time that the 3.5" floppy drive came out...


910.11.2011 18:48

Originally posted by omegaman7:
I have a flash drive with those exact dimensions :S That's very impressive. But the kind of tasks such a computer could perform is the real question.

If you really want to impress me, pack 1 million gigabytes(1 petabyte) into your standard 3.5" hard drive :p 2 of those in Raid 1 would be all I could ever ask for :D Solid State technology will likely reach that one day. But I currently worry about modern SSD longevity.
Would be nice! i 2nd this! lol no really i want to see Nvidia become full PC competition and make the computers they promised in '09 before Intel VS Nvidia lawsuit delay!
It's on now! i bet Nvidia will surprise us all!
DJ

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