Nvidia reveals 7-inch, $199 Tegra 4-powered Note for OEM partners

By on September 18, 2013, 12:15 PM
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Nvidia has officially taken the wraps off the Tegra Note, an Android-powered tablet that hopes to shake things up in the already overpopulated market. Nvidia won’t be selling the slate directly but will instead rely on partners like EVGA, PNY Technologies and Zotac to handle that task.

The machine consists of a 7-inch IPS display operating at 1,280 x 800, Nvidia’s bread and butter Tegra 4 SoC which itself is made up of a quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and a 72-core GeForce GPU, 16GB of flash storage, PureAudio speakers, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a microSD card slot, a micro-HDMI port and a built-in stylus that includes two different tips.

Nvidia claims the battery inside the Tegra Note can withstand up to 10 hours of HD video playback on a single charge. It'll ship with the latest version of Android – a 100 percent pure installation, I might add. Nvidia says they will handle OTA updates of Android. Of course, once partners get their hands on the slate, who knows what kind of unnecessary software they might water the OS down with, but I digress.

It’ll be available starting next month priced from $199 which puts it a little on the higher end of the 7-inch slate market. The big question though is how well Tegra 4 can perform in the real world, especially with games. Nvidia’s latest SoC certainly hasn’t created as much fanfare among consumers as the Tegra 3 before it.




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JC713 JC713 said:

Wow now those are some bad specs.

Guest said:

Wish the screen resolution was more in line with the new Nexus, but Nvidia makes great products. If the audio is as good as they claim, this will be a nice tablet. Plus, it looks just like my HTC ONE!

Camikazi said:

Wow now those are some bad specs.

For a $200 tablet those are not bad specs at all, they are rather good, I just wish the resolution was a bit higher. Other than that it might compete with the new Nexus 7 pretty well. The specs are either the same or better than Nexus 7 (aside from the resolution) and it is a bit cheaper and since the 7 is considered the best 7 inch laptop out now I don't see how this has bad specs unless you were expecting 2.5ghz quad core with 64gb of space for $200, in which case you are dreaming.

JC713 JC713 said:

For a $200 tablet those are not bad specs at all, they are rather good, I just wish the resolution was a bit higher. Other than that it might compete with the new Nexus 7 pretty well. The specs are either the same or better than Nexus 7 (aside from the resolution) and it is a bit cheaper and since the 7 is considered the best 7 inch laptop out now I don't see how this has bad specs unless you were expecting 2.5ghz quad core with 64gb of space for $200, in which case you are dreaming.

Not with the Nexus 7 around. The Snapdragon 800 outperforms the Tegra 4 if I am not mistaken. Plus, the Nexus 7 has a 1920x1200 resolution.

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