NVIDIA Tegra Note official; Tegra 4 powered slate not available from the manufacturer

NVIDIA Tegra Note official; Tegra 4 powered slate not available from the manufacturer
The NVIDIA Tegra Note tablet has been officially introduced by the silicon slinger. Consider the specs. A 7 inch screen with resolution of 1280 x 800 adorns the slab which has 16GB of native storage and a microSD slot to expand it. A "groundbreaking" camera is included along with an audio system that produces a wide range of sound. The Tegra 4 processor is under the hood and the battery offers 10 hours of HD video playback. Also included is a stylus ("We got a lot of feedback that the stylus is the key selling point," NVIDIA said) and the Tegra Note is all wrapped up with a price tag of $199.99.

Before you start fishing for your credit card, we need to tell you that the tablet is not being sold by NVIDIA. It is actually a reference device that NVIDIA will sell to other manufacturers so that they can brand the unit with their own name. Still, NVIDIA will be in charge of sending out software updates regardless of what name is on the outside of the unit. The OS will be stock Android.

The tablets will start shipping this October and helps the chip maker create a market for the Tegra 4. NVIDIA's partners won't necessarily compete with each other in the same market and the tablet could be offered to consumers with different variations. NVIDIA says that the Tegra Note design will be used by manufacturers "like EVGA and PNY Technologies in North America; EVGA, Oysters, and ZOTAC in Europe; Colorful, GIGABYTE, Shenzhen Homecare Technology and ZOTAC in Asia-Pacific; and XOLO in India."


source: NVIDIA

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16 Comments

1. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

1280x800? It already failed. 7" is a failure too in my opinion. We need a new class of 8" or 9" tablets. 7" tablets, in my opinion are too close to the phablets that are becoming more and more popular. I know since I bought my Note 2, I haven't touched my Nook tablet. I would be much more excited about the prospect of a 8" tablet with a 1920 screen.

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

despite the 1200 x 800 resolution its going to be a big hit. If they can market it properly. It may not have the screens of some of the other tablets but its powered by a tegra 4 and there HDR optimized software. Ill bite. Now if they will make a 10 inch version.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

For $30 more, I can get a Nexus 7 with a 1080p screen, instant updates, and dual stereo speakers. And I like how they're using the 'Note' name from Samsung.

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I rather save my 30 and enjoy the tegra 4 and the pen

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

This appears to have dual-stereo speakers as evident by the pictures. They're also front facing ones, which a lot of people tend to like over rear or side facing ones. The downfall is, of course, the screen. However, I think it will still be a great device and they may drop the price down further if it doesn't sell too well in the beginning. I also agree with the previous person that the stylus is a nice bonus depending on if it comes with native applications that support it or not.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Lower res = better for mobile gaming devices. It is much harder to push 1920x1080 than 1280x800, it is around 1000 pixels more.

13. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

1000 pixels more? That's almost a million pixels more man!

16. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

This has dual speakers too, but wait they are front facing ones.

4. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Not bad, but not good either.

7. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Good luck for you NvidiaTegra Note!!! :-)

8. Andre007

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

I'm a little confused... then this tablet is just a concept for other manufacturers? or its going to by sold by others who will use the hardware only? or the only point of using the Tegra branding is to sell their processor? I ask this cause i would intend to buy it if/when its available

14. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

It's a reference device. They ship it to OEMs and then OEMs just slap their logo on it.

9. Andre007

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Also, could you guys of PA keep publishing any news you get about that new Alcatel Hero (Scribe) that was announced at IFA... one of the two i'll get...

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That should be pretty snappy.

12. DLanor1107

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

looks like a pretty tablet

15. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I wonder what the acessories like dock keyboard stuff like that because my kid wants the ipad mini but this is a better bang for the buck probably get 2 of these instead of ipad love the job nvidia cant wait tobdemo these instores.

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