Printed from http://www.electronista.com

NVIDIA's own netbook to be called Firefly?

updated 10:10 am EDT, Fri July 24, 2009

NVIDIA netbook is Firefly

The previously promised NVIDIA netbook, which spawned a prototype built by Mobinnova, will be called the Firefly, according to a recent SemiAccurate report. The nettop will reportedly be powered by the Tegra chip that is also being used in Microsoft's Zune HD, and unnamed netbook manufactuers claim a September launch date. The Tegra chip itself is already known to be delayed beyond NVIDIA's own 2008 timeframe, however, and has cast doubts on the new timeframe.

Some of the delays have been rumored to involve excessive heat production, and the claimed 150mW power consumption at full speed operation has been sometimes considered suspect; the Tegra APX 2500/2600 is capable of relatively advanced 3D in a handheld size and can output 720p video at full speed, either of which could potentially spike its heat output and power use.

Apart from the ARM chip, the Firefly is expected to run Windows CE and include Flash Lite, Acrobat Reader and a number of other applications. NVIDIA said in the past that Tegra chips would also run on Google's Android.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. macemoneta

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2009

    0

    Firefly?

    Will the Linux version be called Serenity? :)

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News