In this Issue:
Nexus 7 Has Got Game
At the heart of the innovative new Google Nexus 7 is an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core 4 plus 1 processor. At the heart of Tegra 3 is a great graphics engine, which is also at the heart of every great gaming experience!
“The Nexus has the competition beat in terms of power as well. Fitted with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and boasting 1GB of RAM, it's almost a waste to pick one up unless you plan to take advantage of the latest Tegra HD games on offer. There are plenty of pieces of screen-covered plastic that can display books, stream movies or play music. I claim this tablet in the name of gaming. I probably don't possess the power to do that, but here we are.”
Nexus 7 does what other tablets do, but it does gaming on a tablet one better.
“And it'll play well. I've been going through some of my old favorites (Muffin Knight) and a host of Tegra 3-powered titles on the Nexus 7, and so far it's performed like a champ. The zombie shooter Dead Trigger; Diablo clone Heroes Call THD; Shadowgun; Dark Meadow: The Pact; all of these run gorgeously on the tablet.”
And Android Police makes shopping for games to play on your new tablet easy with their new top 15 list!
“If you've purchased a Nexus 7, you might already be well-aware of the fact that it is literally the perfect size for a touch gaming system. What you may not know is what games are actually worth your time and, more importantly, your money. That $25 Play Store credit is probably burning a hole in your pocket, and you're just itching to figure out how to spend it. I'm going to give you the rundown on which games you should definitely be looking at - old and new.”
New this week and exclusive to Tegra tablets, including the Nexus 7, Auralux has launched to great praise with a minimalistic approach and incredibly addictive gameplay.
“This game has rather quickly become a first-install for all of the devices I’ll be reviewing in the near future - count on it.”
“I’ve played a good 3-4 hours of it straight and find it exciting, challenging, yet relaxing at the same time - I’m at odds.”
“We've seen games of this type before, but they never looked or sounded this good.”
And if you are a console gamer, there may be a new console on the horizon for you to consider.
“The OUYA team makes many promises on the Kickstarter project page – the biggest being that it can deliver a game console for just $99.
It claims that at the heart of the console will be a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, along with 8GB of internal storage.”
With Tegra 3 you get a truly fantastic, power-efficient experience for faster, smoother web surfing, seamless multitasking and a mobile theatre for viewing your favorite movies. It also delivers console-quality gaming with super-realistic, interactive gameplay and graphics.
Nabi 2, it is for the Children
Kids love stuff with a screen and that means your phone and tablet are objects of desire for their sticky little fingers. To give parents a break Fuhu has designed a Tegra-based tablet just for kids, and added adult-friendly features parents are sure to love.
“And that’s the type of situation that Nabi 2 has been designed to solve. At first sight, you can tell that this tablet comes with some padding that would protect it from life accidents. However, what you may not expect is to find a Tegra 3 processor inside, which is the same chip that powers some of the newest high-profile smartphones. This means that Nabi 2 can run the most demanding applications, including games and HD content – and that’s a game changer in the “Kids computing” market.”
By pairing state-of the art technology with a kid-friendly front-end, Nabi 2 looks like a hit!
“I think the Nabi 2 is a fantastic device that both kids and parents can get behind. I'm walking away from this review extremely impressed with not only the level of detail in the software, but the overall design, as well. Thus, if you want a device for your kids that's not only fun to use, but has some educational merit, this device is an excellent choice. And at only $199, you'll get a premium Android experience that won't break the bank.”
Buy a Windows RT Device, Get Office for FREE
NVIDIA Tegra will be power some of the sexiest Windows RT devices around, and if you get a Windows RT device, you will get your productivity applications for free.
“Microsoft has today unveiled via a press release that they will include their new Office 2013 software suite, for free on each that is running Windows RT. The Microsoft Office 2013 suite includes Word, Excel, Power Point and OneNote, and the student 2013 version, will also be available for free.”