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NVIDIA reveals Tegra Note tablet platform, powered by Tegra 4

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 18 Sep 2013 14:10

NVIDIA reveals Tegra Note tablet platform, powered by Tegra 4 NVIDIA has revealed the Tegra Note tablet platform, utilizing Tegra 4 and NVIDIA DirectStylus technology, in tablets starting at $199.
You may recall NVIDIA demoing the Tegra Tab at Computex in June, which was an early version of Tegra Note. Tegra Note is a complete tablet platform designed by NVIDIA, and will be brought to the market as physical products by its hardware partners.

The new platform goes beyond NVIDIA's Project KAI, which was a Tegra 3 reference design intended to direct the building of low-cost, high quality tablets that are powered by Tegra 3. Google's Nexus 7 was one of the hardware products that resulted. Tegra 4 goes beyond Project KAI by delivering a complete platform, not just the hardware, but also suggests retail prices starting at $199, as did Project KAI.

Of course, the actual price of a tablet based on Tegra Note depends entirely on the third part manufacturer.

In terms of specs, Tegra Note dictates...
  • Processor - Tegra 4 mobile processor with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU
  • Display - 7-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 800)
  • Camera - Rear 5MP and front VGA webcam
  • Storage - 16GB storage with microSD expandable up to an additional 32GB
  • Audio - Front-facing "HD Audio" stereo speakers with a unique bass-reflex port
  • Stylus - Chisel and Brush tips for natural writing and broad strokes
  • Peripherals - Micro HDMI connector to drive big screen TV videos and gaming
  • OS - 100% Android with latest version of the OS
  • Software Updates - Over-the-air software updates directly from NVIDIA
  • Battery Life - 10 hours HD video playback
Tegra Note-based devices will roll out in the next few months from NVIDIA partners, including EVGA and PNY Technologies in North America; EVGA, Oysters and ZOTAC in Europe; Colorful, Shenzhen Homecare Technology and ZOTAC in Asia-Pacific; and XOLO in India. HP, ASUS, Toshiba, Kobo and Xiaomi have already announced Tegra 4-based products too.

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