First A80 tablet is now on sale for $177

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Nicolas from ARMdevices.net made interesting video about the new tablets with A80 from Allwinner headquarter.

Although officially Allwinner have no “information” about A80 – no datasheet, no pricing etc. It seem they worked silently to release tablet reference design which is ready for production now.

Interesting feature is hardware face recognition in A80 which allow tablet to track your face and if you set it with this feature your video player can stop when you look outside tablet and continue to play when you look back at the tablet screen.

The sell price $177 gives rough idea that the release price of A80 would be about same as the price of A31 when it was first released several months ago, the severe competition keep the price of this Octa core processor reasonable.

Intel agressively penetrates the Chinese tablet market

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“Prices of Intel’s mainstream quad-core tablet CPUs have dropped to below US$5, which are almost on par with those offered by China-based chipset suppliers such as Rockchip Electronics and Allwinner Technology and even below those available from Nvidia, Qualcomm and MediaTek”

Intel aims to ship 40 million tablet CPUs in 2014, including entry-level Bay Trail family and SoFIA 3G platform products.

 

Time for 4 core Atom based OLinuXino…? 😉

Via Digitimes

A1X-LCD10 10.1″ LCD 1024 x 600 pixels 24 bit color is on the design desk

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Soon after we released A13-LCD7 customers start asking us: can you make something smaller, we have handheld application in mind and 7″ LCD is just too big, this is how we made A13-LCD43 4.3″ LCD 480×272 pixels, then other customers start asking: I have application where bigger display is necessary, can you make 10″ LCD module?

So we were looking around and finally found RGB24bit parallel interface LCD with 10.1″ diagonal and 1024×600 pixels resolution.

We got today two samples and will try to see if A13 can work with such resolution as this is double than 800×480 pixels of the A13-LCD7.

This 10″ LCD will allow building of laptop/tablets with A13-OLinuXino, LCDs with same size and resolution are used in Acer Eye netbook PCs and the resolution is good for normal work.

If everything works well we will have A1X-LCD10 in stock in April, the preliminary price we target is EUR 75 for the LCD module with the driver circuit ready to plug in A13-OLinuXino, resistive touchscreen will be sold separately.