Nvidia has given out several Tegra 3 tablets to tablet related websites recently. Each of these sites is holding or has held a giveaway contest and there are/will be some lucky individuals out there getting their hands on some. See the list of sites here
Dark Meadow: The Pact THD Launch Contest
By NVIDIA on Thu, Apr 26 2012
To celebrate the launch of Dark Meadow: The Pact THD on NVIDIA Tegra devices, NVIDIA has partnered with all these cool sites to give away lots of gear.
Nvidia and Asus also have announced (actually a long time now) that there would be a cheap tegra 3 tablet to come this year. $249 sounds nice to you? Same here. Unfortunately it is likely to be only 7″, but I wouldn’t count a 10.1″ $299 tablet with Tegra 3 out quite yet. This device from Asus and Nvidia seems to be called the Memo370T
Announced alongside the original MeMO is the new ME370T (early prototype and dummy shown above), which just so happened to have shown up last week by accident. This Android 4.0, WiFi-only device boasts the title of the world’s first 7-inch quad-core tablet, and yes, it’s powered by a Tegra 3 chip. Compared to its stylus-friendly sibling the ME370T also gets a camera bump up to eight megapixels, but other than that, the specs are still very vague at the moment.
Even further down the price ladder is a tablet from google and asus that is rumoured to cost around $149-$199. Made by Asus for Google and sporting a Tegra 3 processor. As a gamer of sorts, I consider the Tegra 3 the minimum one must aim for with new tablets. Hence the contents of this article are limited to those tablets.
However, there have been recent reports that Google is planning to launch a 7-inch tablet this year. It’s said to be built by Asus and will cost between $149 and $199. If this device is indeed the same tablet shown at CES, it will certainly be an attractive proposition.
These devices cannot come fast enough. I looked through the line-up of tablets available in detail because I needed one for school and at first I was settled on the LePan II, then I started looking around more and realized I could get a decent Asus Transformer or another more familiar and better made brand for about the same. Then I started paying attention to the Tegra 3 I had been ignoring and could no longer settle. Bring the Tablets guys, bring them.