Re: Pwned? This is great!
The Tegra is hardly a "budget" chip. It was one of the most expensive mobile SoCs available, due to its highly capable GPU.
It was largely rejected by tablet makers because it cost 3x or 4x a MediaTek SoC. From their perspective, any chip that could decode full motion video (generally a hard-wired functional unit) was good enough. Consumers buy on the quality of the screen, and a bit on the overall feel and physical construction. They bitch later in reviews if the touch screen is crap. They aren't very particular about GPU speed unless they are gaming.