Nvidia Tegra Note Inexpensive Android Tablet Announced

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The wraps have just come off the Nvidia Tegra Note, a 7-inch Android tablet that’s going to be released by a number of companies around the word.

Nvidia Tegra NoteThe design for this device was created by Nvidia, but it will be other companies that actually offer it — in N. America that’s going to be EVGA and PNY Technologies.

Android Inside

Nvidia has developed reference designs for tablets using its Tegra processors before, but this is the first time the company has also included the software for a device — not just Google’s Android OS but some additional apps.

Nvidia says the Tegra Note will run the latest version of Android, but didn’t specify which one. This could be Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) which was released this summer, or Android 4.4 (KitKat), which is expected to come out this fall. This will be a stock version of the operating system, and Nvidia will be in charge of distributing future software updates.

Hardware Specs

All Tegra Note models will have a 7-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS display. They will also come with a stylus.

The design includes an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor with a quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and a 72-core GeForce GPU. There’ll be 2GB of RAM, and16GB of built-in storage. A microSD slot will bring up to 32GB of additional capacity.

These tablets will have a 5-megapixel rear camera, PureAudio speakers, and a micro-HDMI port.

Price & Availability

Nvidia’s suggested price for Tegra Note models is $200, and given the heavy competition in 7-inch tablets, the makers of these devices are likely to charge less rather than more.

Neither EVGA nor PNY has announced when they will be releasing their products, other than “soon”.

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