NVIDIA Announces Tegra Note Platform

NVIDIA has just announced the Tegra Note Platform. The platform is a full tablet platform, much like Project Kai, that will bring Tegra 4 toting tablets to market at some incredible price points through multiple partners around the world.

Tegra Note tablets will offer up the full NVIDIA hardware and software experience. NVIDIA will even handle the OTA updates for Tegra Note tablets directly, ensuring that you’ll be on the latest software version in a timely fashion. To make things even sweeter, the suggested retail price for Tegra Note tablets will be $199!

Tegra Note partners include EVGA, PNY Technologies, ZOTAC, Colorful, Shenzhen Homecare Technology, and XOLO. These partners are expected to bring Tegra Note devices to market next month.

Here are a few highlights of Tegra Note from the NVIDIA Blog:

  • Ultra-fast performance – Powered by Tegra 4 with a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU with a fifth battery-saver core, making Tegra Note the world’s fastest 7-inch tablet.
  • Superb stylus – NVIDIA DirectStylus technology transforms a normal stylus into an incredibly responsive experience with finer point and broader stroke control. It also comes bundled with apps for convenient, stroke-based note taking.
  •  Exceptional sound – NVIDIA PureAudio technology offers rich, deep audio – including the widest frequency range in a tablet – through front-facing stereo speakers with a bass-reflex port.
  •  Groundbreaking camera – The camera uses Tegra 4’s processing power and Chimera computational photography architecture to deliver stunning new features. Tegra Note also brings SmugMug’s Camera Awesome app – one of the top camera apps on iOS – to Android. Camera Awesome delivers exclusive Tegra 4 features like tap-to-track and 100 fps video with slow motion playback.
  •  TegraZone gaming – Delivering unmatched gaming, NVIDIA TegraZone provides easy access to Tegra-optimized games with visual effects that aren’t available on other tablets. Tegra Note also supports a variety of game controllers for console-class gaming.
  •  Great battery life – 10-plus hours of HD video playback.
  •  Accessories galore – An intelligent slide cover flips and bends to support and cover the tablet. It also lets the tablet be set up in three distinct positions using the build-in magnets for added flexibility. The DirectStylus Pro Pack enables a variety of writing styles with interchangeable tips. And Bluetooth capabilities turn the tablet into a game controller.

Given the power of the NVIDIA Tegra 4 and the expected cheap price point, the idea of Tegra Note is sounding pretty darn good right now!


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