Netbooks have already been killed by iPad, and now it’s the turn of laptops. According to NVIDIA, the iPad might even kill off the Mac within five years replacing it with ARM-based machines that can perform even better than the speediest Intel processors.
That’s the word from NVIDIA head, Huang Jen-Hsun, who astonished a Computex crowd by announcing that his company will ship 10 million of its Tegra chips by June.
Mobile chips (based on ARM’s processor and NVIDIA’s graphics) are the company’s new line expected to do even more but use lesser power. The Tegra 3 chips will have five times better performance and is expected to come out in tablets within a few months.