November 8, 2009 by Magnus Nystedt
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang visited Dubai today and gave a speech at American University of Dubai (AUD). In a round-table discussion after the speech, Mr Huang sat down with representatives from media to talk about his company and their products.
There will be a longer report from Mr Huang’s visit in our December issue, which will include what the talk was most about today, NVIDIA’s court battle with Intel. At the core of that legal issue, according to Mr Huang, is that Intel wants to standardize the technology that computer manufacturers use and computer manufacturers, like Apple, wants to differentiate. Mr Huang said “Apple wants to differentiate. So inside your MacBook is a NVIDIA chipset. Because Apple wants to build fundamentally different computers than just the Intel platform. They want to add value.”
Mr Huang said that in his home they’re “all Apple.” According to him “Apple uses the best technology for their [computers]. Apple says to their customers: if you buy a computer from us you can be sure we have selected the best technology inside for you. That is their promise to consumers. Their promise to consumers isn’t we’ve selected the best technology for you with the exception of what Intel allows us to use. That’s not their promise. And that’s why Apple uses the best technology where they want whenever they want. And that’s why I’m all Apple! At home it’s just Macs everywhere. It’s NVIDIA’s technology in all of them but I use Macs. My son has two Macs, my daughter has a Mac, there’s an extra Mac just in case and my wife has a Mac. It’s just Mac, Mac, Mac! Because I know it’s got the best stuff inside.”
Update: Through other people present at the event who played with the tablet a bit (I didn’t) I’ve been told it’s a Tegra based tablet that NVIDIA have developed to show off to various companies. This one was made for T-Mobile and carried their logo.
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It’s not necessarily the absolute best technology per se but, from my experience anyway, when reading specs I tend to say “but any other laptop can do better!”.
I don’t own a Mac but I’ve helped out lots of my friends and my sister back in college on their CAD work on Macs and I have to admit, for less horsepower, the Macs were able to pull many punches. It’s probably from the OS level and how the applications are coded that they probably require less horsepower to run than their Windows counterparts do. I don’t have scientific proof to back that up but it’s a possibility.
I would concur exactly with Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, in his sentiments on Apple products, I am an Apple user from 1979 and a Mac user from 1984 with a Mac emulation/Lisa as my first Mac, and I am an Architect of 39 years, once a consultant to a China journey for Apple International, I was a certified developer here in Australia till 1990, since I am retired now, but In still have 8 Macs and 5 iPods, 1 iPhone, all for my own personal use and I agree wholeheartedly with Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, what else would a graphics oriented professional do but choose Nvidia in a Mac. An iTablet would be cool and quite nice for any professional and FunStyle graphics use, with Nvidia technology and may it be a Mac?
dbatrium (DJB) Architect QLD
Thanks dbatrium, for taking the time to leave a comment. I can drool a bit over what they’re working on in terms of a tablet. Huang was asked at the event about a possible Apple tablet and he just gave a bit of a smirk and said he wanted Apple to comment on Apple news 😉
What Apple does best is get it right first and then reinforce its technology with performance improvements. This period of waiting is what I call the “HOT” interest build up which is now starting. I am perfectly happy to wait till such a product, (if it does indeed exists), is right, “if it is indeed an Apple Product”…”quiet and silence anticipation is best”. My experienced guess, causes me to have something in my pocketbook set aside for the new year about July, if such a product is indeed released and I am certain, if it is, an archetypal Apple system, then it will blow any so called PC lite system out of the market water with a truly typical Apple unique approach. You know “think differently”, is not just a commercial grab it actually works in great unique designs. My musings are an anticipation of seeing something that will set a completely new standard for “carryable” Lite, all purpose, computing that no one else has yet addressed, but which Apple so succinctly did in many ways now evident with the iPod and iPhone just as we all have recently seen. Well we will have to wait and see what the next generation of extreme creative design will bring. Patience is a virtue, and jaw-dropping times may well be ahead… LOL Just say (Thanks Apple for your excellent products and support).
dbatrium (DJB) Architect QLD
Gizmodo here: http://gizmodo.com/5401188/nvidia-ceo-reveals-t…
and Engadget here: http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/09/nvidia-ceo-s…
linking to Shufflegazine, cool 🙂
Could that be an Apple prototype table in the third picture, or what?
Sorry to disappoint you don123, but no, it’s not.
If you’re positive it’s not an Apple prototype, what is it? Part of the reason the speculation on other blogs has been so rampant is that nobody seems to be able to connect a name to the face.
Through other people present at the event who played with the tablet a bit (I didn’t) I’ve been told it’s a Tegra based tablet that NVIDIA have developed to show off to various companies. This one was made for T-Mobile and carried their logo.
So mystery solved! 🙂 I knew it wasn’t an Apple tablet but I didn’t know the details myself until now.