Originally demoed a month ago at Computex 2013, the Tegra will go beyond their Project KAI Tegra 3 design. The Tegra Note tablet will have both original hardware and a complete operating system from the company, making it a new kind of high performance device without the price tag.
Last year the Nexus 7 became one of the most popular Android tablets released, and it remains popular to this day. NVIDIA was at least partially responsible for that success, thanks to their work on developing affordable high-tech hardware and software components used on the device. But now they are releasing their own Tegra Note, which further improves on the concept.
There are quite a few exciting features on the Tegra Note. It boasts a Tegra 4 with a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU. It was designed to be faster while saving battery power, and they say it is the fastest 7″ tablet on the market.
It has a built in stylus that comes with multiple tips for better customization, and bundled apps for note taking using that stylus. You will be able to use different writing styles when you change out those tips, and the stylus itself is supposed to help with broader stroke control. Making it a good option for typography and other designers/artists.
The camera relied heavily on the Tegra 4 processing chip. It will deliver HDR images and slow motion footage using their specialized technology. It uses a 5 MP camera for the read, and a VGA webcam in the front.
Other specs include 1280 x 800 screen resolution, and 16 GB storage with expandable via microSD up to 32 GB. That might not seem too terribly impressive when pitted against other tablets with higher resolution and larger hard drives, especially knowing it only has 10 hours of video playback on the battery life.
But what is going to really set this tablet apart is the fact that it runs a 100% Android based OS that draws from their Project KAI experience, and only costs $199. Both are perks sure to draw plenty of customers.
I would say this seems like a solid, high performing tablet with a good OS, great processing hardware and decent features. You really can’t go wrong for that price, which is around where many low end tablets with much worst specs would be. Plus, it is NVIDIA, a trusted brand that has their hand in technology all over the board.