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.
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