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First Nvidia Tegra Note teasers appear, showcase the tablet that wants to disrupt the industry

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First Nvidia Tegra Note teasers appear, showcase the tablet that wants to disrupt the industry

The story of the Nvidia Tegra Note started back in August for us, when the first pieces of information on a duo of Nvidia tablets surfaced on the web. We never heard more about the fancier, more high-end one, but the 7-inch Tegra Note has since become a reality that carries a very welcoming $199 starting price. It's specs sheet reads equally well, as it sports a 720p screen that is powered by Nvidia's very own Tegra 4 SoC and 2GB of RAM. Furthermore, the slab features what the company is calling DirectStylus (see video below), and it really is trying to push it. Not too surprising, seeing as according to Nvidia, feedback shows that a stylus is overwhelmingly what customers are looking for.

But while the specs and the price are predominantly what you'll be looking at, from our point of view, it's quite curious to consider Nvidia's business model for the Tegra Note. Namely, the California-based company won't be manufacturing the Note itself, but rather provide a reference design to willing partners, that can then go ahead and brand the tablet. This kind of process certainly isn't unheard of, but it's definitely far from the norm, especially when a high-profile company's products are involved, so it'll be intriguing to see where it gets Nvidia. Interestingly enough, one can't help but draw parallels between this move, and the way Nvidia's GPUs business works, with companies like EVGA (which is taking a shot at the Tegra Note, by the way) and others branding and further tweaking its graphics units.

Alas, we digress. You'll be wanting to check out them teasers we sneakily avoided mentioning until now, the very ones you can see immediately below.

via: Android Community

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posted on 12 Nov 2013, 03:08 1

1. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

That's one badass stylus !!

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 03:18 7

2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 417; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

We can all do this on note 3 & note 10.1 2013.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 06:05 3

10. saiki4116 (Posts: 404; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

What about Cost Difference..

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 06:33

11. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 417; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

that's the only feature stands out

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 07:15 1

12. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

the power of the tegra 4 doesnt?!!? okay..

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 09:55

15. levizx (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

In what way does Tegra 4 beat Exynos 5420?

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:50

18. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1623; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

There are two main points worth considering:
1. The Galaxy Note 10.1 costs $520 on Amazon. That is $320 more than what this tablet is supposed to be worth. While that may not seem like a big deal to you, for a lot of people that is something worth considering.
2. This tablet is running an almost stock version of an Android build. There are people, such as myself, that find TouchWiz to be overbearing and sometimes can bog down the performance of the device (look at the reviews of the new Galaxy Note 10.1 and you'll find reviewers that noted TouchWiz as bogging down some of the performance of tablet).

Some other points worth considering:
-This device has dual front-facing speakers which may or may not give the user a different audio experience than the dual side facing speakers of the Note 10.1.
-The stylus is different on the two devices with this one offering a thin side and a thick side for you to choose your strokes. This is of course different from Samsung's S-Pen that allows different strokes to happen based upon pressure sensitivity. There are going to be people out there that will like one over the other based upon personal preferences.

Not saying what you should or should not buy, but rather just pointing out that there are some notable differences that may swing buyers one way or the other.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 03:23

3. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

Trump the competition Tegra

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 03:27 3

4. Astro551 (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

So what's so special about this stylus? Is there an active digitizer? Seems just to be a normal capacitive one. Although the bundled software isn't bad I guess. Is there palm rejection?

Obviously Note series can do this already, their stylus stuff is quite refined and impressive (a la air command) but not at the most attractive price point. Depends on your usage I guess. Also love how we're coming back to the stylus after going away from it. Good move though I think, definitely allows for more productivity, with both touch and pen.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 03:37

7. renz4 (Posts: 319; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

the stylus is just regular capacitive one but the main highlight was nvidia tech called DirectStylus that comes with Tegra 4

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 05:40

8. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

so its software feature

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 03:27

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Yesss... Bring it on... Starting price is very good.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 03:35

6. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)

Whoa...Gonna have it!!!

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 05:47

9. toyboyz (Posts: 207; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)

What is up with the huge bezel! OMG!

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 08:53 2

13. NexusX (Posts: 561; Member since: 16 May 2013)

720p on a tablet? it would be 2014 by the time this sees the light

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 09:15

14. renz4 (Posts: 319; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

the price certainly reflect the choice of resolution. if i'm not mistaken the tablet already available in china market since last month. the tablet got launch in UK as under Advent Vega brand last week

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 09:58 2

16. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)

this is by far the fastest response time i have ever seen on an android device

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:20

17. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

great looking tablet would of been great to have a nice collection keyboard dock ready have some accessories out with this tablet thx T4 nice work. Still waiting for ZTE Geek or any T4 devices.

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