Two of the bigger stories from CES so far have been Vizio's Windows 8 tablet and Nvidia's Tegra 4 mobile processor. So it's only fitting that the two companies have combined on another piece of news in Vegas.
Vizio is apparently showing off a new tablet that runs on the Tegra 4 chip at the trade show, one of two new Android-based prototypes the company is working on. The model powered by the forthcoming Nvidia processor is a 10-inch model that packs 2,560x1,600 resolution, 32GB of storage, and NFC capabilities while running the Jelly Bean flavor of Android. The other tablet is a 7-inch version that also runs Jelly Bean, but lacks the NFC functionality and uses an unspecified processor.
Engadget got its hands on the new tablets, but was given an extremely limited demo that showed off almost none of the Tegra 4's technical tricks. And while not knowing any pricing or release date details might perturb some of us, Vizio is not saying anything more about the eventual availability of these slates. In its defense, the company is referring to these as prototypes, which means there's a chance they may not even hit the market.
It will be worth watching as CES week unfolds to see if any other manufacturers will reveal plans for Tegra 4-based tablets or even show off their own prototypes. We'll keep you posted if they do.