Back in June, Nvidia began teasing its upcoming Tegra 4 tablet, the Tegra Tab. But according to today's announcement, the platform has been renamed and a retail price set. The new Tegra Note is taking aim at the lower-cost 7-inch tablet market, offering respectable features with a starting price of $199.
The Tegra Note platform will include a 1280 x 800 LCD display, backed by a Tegra 4 processor with a quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU (plus a fifth "battery-saver" core) and a 72-core GeForce GPU. According to Nvidia, the Tegra Note is the "world's fastest 7-inch tablet." Additionally, the platform offers 16GB of storage--expandable to 32GB via microSD card--and a micro HDMI port so you can play Android games on your HDTV.
A rear-facing 5MP camera, front-facing VGA webcam, and stereo speakers round out the hardware for the Tegra Note. The device has a heavy focus on stylus interaction, taking advantage of Nvidia's DirectStylus technology. The stock Android OS running on the Tegra Note will receive over-the-air updates directly from Nvidia.
You might have noticed the curious references above to the Tegra Note as a "platform." Nvidia won't sell the Note directly; a strange choice given its recent foray into the mobile game space with the Shield. Instead, manufacturing partners PNY and EVGA will take the reigns in North America, while Oysters, ZOTAC, and EVGA will produce the Tegra Note tablets in Europe.
Source : ign[dot]com