The Notion Ink Adam isn’t the most popular tablet out there, but it gathered some hype around it, thanks to the Pixel Qi screen it incorporates. The next generation Adam tablet has recently been announced and this one opted for the TI OMAP processor and not the Tegra 3, as Notion Ink decided to go with Texas Instruments this time. The company behind the Adam tablet also explained their choice…

The Notion Ink blog is saying that the theoretical performance marks may be nice, but the company was going for extra performance, that the programmers are able to squeeze out of a TI OMAP CPU, unlike the power of Tegra, that’s not fully utilized. You might be wondering why the iPad 2 still beats Tegra 3 devices in some benchmarks and this is exactly what the maker of the Adam tablet is worried about. Meanwhile, you must know that the OMAP is the next SoC supported by Google… so it has a certain advantage over Nvidia’s solution.

It’s not a matter of what chip beats the other, but what chip allows you to get the maximum power out of it. I guess that real life experience is better than benchmarks so I’ll have to see some TI OMAP 4 slates to decide if they truly match the performance of the ASUS Transformer Prime and similar tablets announced by Acer and Lenovo at CES 2012, all of them based on Tegra 3 processors. LG also seems fond of Tegra 3, since they’re preparing a phone with this CPU on board…

  • Even Motorola, acuired recently by Google gone the TI way. Nvidia Tegra series are shit.