Value for money: Nvidia Tegra Note 7 from EVGA now available on Newegg for $199
posted by Chris P. / Nov 13, 2013, 2:34 AM
We talked about Nvidia's spanking new 7-inch slate and the business model behind it just yesterday, only to see that very same slab of industrial design become available the following day. With a price tag of $199 on Newegg, the Tegra Note 7 is built by EVGA – yes, the same EVGA that sold you an Nvidia GeForce GPU – and comes packing some great value for money.
To iterate the specs of the Nvidia Tegra Note 7, it's got a 7-inch 1280x800 IPS LCD display, a quad-core Tegra 4 clocked at 1.8GHz, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native, microSD-expandable storage. Nvidia has also thrown in a stylus with some great software support and a hearty 4100mAh battery. These and the price point of the Tegra Note 7 put it in largely the same league as the Nexus 7 2013, though the comparatively cheaper price means cutting down on the specs. Therefore, the Nexus 7 2013' incredibly detailed 1920x1200 display is outclassing the one on Nvidia's tablet big time, and so does the amount of RAM. But this is far from being one-sided. Yes, you get less RAM, which is a big minus for performance, but the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and its Adreno 320 GPU simply can't measure up to the Tegra 4.
Moreover, if the 1280x800 screen on the Tegra Note 7 isn't that big of a deal-breaker for you, you'll actually be awarded extra performance, since the hardware will have to push considerably less pixels. Last, but not least, while aesthetics are an awfully subjective affair, it's probably safe to say that the design of Nvidia's tablet is considerably more inspired than the simplistic outlines of the Nexus 7 2013.
So what say you, would you consider the Tegra Note 7? Or is it a Nexus/Kindle world out there?
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First I want to say I'm tired of the Nvidia hate that has been going on round the interwebz, I don't know why they hate on Nvidia when I played with Ubuntu only Nvidia had drivers for it. I mean would you rather use ATI cards in your builds? I think not. Nvidia has done nothing to deserve the hate they've been given. Correct me if I'm wrong. As for the tablet I like it, but I'll wait for the Tegra 5 tablet I heard is coming out next year
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 2:43 AM 6
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I think is quite close to the "perfect" tablet, I wish it is possible to select a more powerful version, and, yep, dat bezels -.-'
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 3:01 AM 0
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I agree on you with the bezels being too big, but its definitely powerful enough. It has the Tegra 4, the NVIDIA Shield gets about 2700-2800 on Geekbench 3, which is on par with the Note 3 and the Nexus 5. Though if I remember correctly, its GPU is slightly weaker than the A7's PowerVR G6430 and 800's Adreno 330, but its resolution is 800p, so should powerful enough. I think it should have 2 GB and a FHD 1080p or 1200p screen.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 3:47 AM 2
Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013
OK, for that price..no comment at all. That pen use is not better than NOTE series but the price make it nice for casual user that ocasionally needs pen input. Nice features though even with that pen - slide pen out to pop up your desired app. Cut selection...etc I ques there is no palm recognition - the style he is writing in the video is pretty bad for using the pen for longer. I also use S-pen on my NOTE 8 mainly for navigation through Windows Desktop/Programs that are not touch optimized - on my WIN server via Remote Desktop. But the price of N8 is somewhere else and many people will casually use this tablet same as more expensive Note series.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 3:44 AM 0
Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013
I was pretty impressed by Anandtech's benchmarks and review of this. Great tablet for the price, but I imagine development will be a problem for those of us who like the latest and greatest version of Android. I could be wrong, though, given the price.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 5:39 AM 0
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Is the stylus sold separately as well?
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 7:24 AM 0
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