Nvidia files patent to build mini computers

Nvidia files patent to build mini computers
Does Nvidia have plans to get into the PC vendor market?

Nvidia has filed a patent for a "portable computer system," a mini device that will be the size of a USB flash drive.



The PCS will pack a Tegra processor, flash storage, RAM, one USB port, LAN, WiFi and another interface like HDMI.

Most notably, the computer will be just 40-60 mm long, 10-20 mm wide and 5-10 mm thick.

The idea of the computer is to bring it anywhere, connect it to a TV or monitor and perform tasks with a computer that uses only 10 watts.

Additionally, the price would be under $100.



Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 2 Nov 2011 17:41
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  • 9 comments
  • Mysttic

    And to which shall set fire to your tv's. Should be interesting

    2.11.2011 19:24 #1

  • Tazer247

    Smells like the future.

    2.11.2011 21:13 #2

  • Mr_Bill06

    Not the first to try and do, there is already a group of people making the Raspberry Pi. A very small computer that runs linux, and I think there selling 2 models 1 which has a price tag of $25 no ethernet and the other is $35 and it has a 10/100 wired Ethernet. They are not selling them yet but will be soon I believe.

    2.11.2011 21:20 #3

  • DVDBack23

    Originally posted by Mr_Bill06: Not the first to try and do, there is already a group of people making the Raspberry Pi. A very small computer that runs linux, and I think there selling 2 models 1 which has a price tag of $25 no ethernet and the other is $35 and it has a 10/100 wired Ethernet. They are not selling them yet but will be soon I believe. Yes, which should be awesome for sure. They do not have the resources of a billion dollar company, however.

    2.11.2011 21:36 #4

  • KillerBug

    I can't say that it would be ideal for their goals...but as a replacement for Apple TV/Google TV/etc, it might be ideal.


    2.11.2011 23:10 #5

  • wtf?! (unverified)

    So, Nvidia wants to patent Raspberry Pi?!
    ubergizmo.com/2011/05/raspberry-pi-minicomputer/
    raspberrypi.org/

    WTF is wrong with this world?!

    Just like patenting the edited by ddp DNA. FFS!!!
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_patent

    4.11.2011 06:50 #6

  • omegaman7

    I have a flash drive with those exact dimensions :S That's very impressive. But the kind of tasks such a computer could perform is the real question.

    If you really want to impress me, pack 1 million gigabytes(1 petabyte) into your standard 3.5" hard drive :p 2 of those in Raid 1 would be all I could ever ask for :D Solid State technology will likely reach that one day. But I currently worry about modern SSD longevity.



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    4.11.2011 18:03 #7

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by omegaman7: If you really want to impress me, pack 1 million gigabytes(1 petabyte) into your standard 3.5" hard drive :p 2 of those in Raid 1 I think I said something like that but with "1GB" in place of "1PB" a while back...around the time that the 3.5" floppy drive came out...


    5.11.2011 05:34 #8

  • dyingjedi

    Originally posted by omegaman7: I have a flash drive with those exact dimensions :S That's very impressive. But the kind of tasks such a computer could perform is the real question.

    If you really want to impress me, pack 1 million gigabytes(1 petabyte) into your standard 3.5" hard drive :p 2 of those in Raid 1 would be all I could ever ask for :D Solid State technology will likely reach that one day. But I currently worry about modern SSD longevity.
    Would be nice! i 2nd this! lol no really i want to see Nvidia become full PC competition and make the computers they promised in '09 before Intel VS Nvidia lawsuit delay!
    It's on now! i bet Nvidia will surprise us all!
    DJ

    10.11.2011 18:48 #9

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