NVIDIA to Gamers: Tablets Offer So Much More Than You Think

NVIDIA is challenging consumers' perceptions of what tablets can do. Here's how.

Steve Symington
Steve Symington
Apr 22, 2014 at 2:05PM
Technology and Telecom

Forget browsing the Web, posting status updates, and reading your email. According to the Fool's Steve Symington in the following video, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) is making a concerted effort to inform consumers tablets are capable of so much more.

Specifically, Steve was surprised to see just how much focus NVIDIA placed on its Tegra NOTE 7 tablets going into last weekend's PAX East 2014 conference. NVIDIA even gave away dozens of NOTE 7s at the event, while highlighting several key gaming-centric features including new titles optimized for the platform, front-facing speakers, options for playing controller-based games, and the ability to connect the NOTE 7 to large displays.

This doesn't mean NVIDIA is aiming to challenge current tablet industry leaders like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) on the sales front. At the same time, however, NVIDIA's efforts could go a long way toward shifting consumers' narrow view of what tablets are actually meant to do.

To hear Steve's full take on how NVIDIA is trying to change the tablet landscape, check out the full video.