Report: Toshiba's AT10LE tablet is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 4

Posted by Trent Nouveau

A string of benchmark results swirling in the Internet ether seem to indicate that Toshiba's upcoming Android AT10LE tablet will be powered by Nvidia's next-gen Tegra 4 processor.

Based on the above-mentioned benchmarks, it appears as if the Toshiba AT10LE-A is equipped with a 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core SoC.

Additional specs? A 10.1 inch display, along with the usual set of USB ports, a microSD card slot, mini HDMI output, and stereo speakers.

As Liliputing's Brad Linder notes, the Toshiba AT10LE, like many high-end Android tablets, is designed to work with an external keyboard. As you can see in the photo above, the device is neatly paired with a docking station that boasts a full-sized and rather comfortable looking keyboard with customized Android keys.

Unfortunately, we still don't have any info about a launch date or screen resolution, but that data will almost surely be forthcoming in the very near future.

It is probably also worth noting that the folks over at Chrome Story recently came across a new device code-named "puppy" in the Chromium code base, which appears to be powered by Nvidia's T114 "dalmore" processor.

"The patches refer to the new Tegra SoC as the 'Tegra 114' with the development/evaluation boards being called 'Dalmore' and 'Pluto' for this Cortex-A15 MP platform. This is the hardware that’s coming to market as the Tegra 4 'Wayne' generation," Chrome Story's Dinu explained.

"The Linux Nvidia Tegra support does allow for a single kernel image to handle Nvidia's Dalmore T114, Pluto T114, and Cardhu T30. The Cardhu is the current-generation Nvidia Tegra 3 reference board."

Although it remains unclear if "puppy" drives a Chromebook or Chromebox, our money is on the former, at least for now, as the mobile Chrome space seems a tad more lucrative than its desktop counterpart.

Then again, one never knows for certain, and we certainly wouldn't complain if Nvidia's Tegra 4 turned out to be the chipset that powered Google's first ARM-based Chromebox.