NVIDIA Tegra Note Tablet Platform to Launch at $199
September 18, 2013 10:17 AM
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Tegra Note will launch around the world via NVIDIA hardware partners
NVIDIA has officially unveiled its new Tegra Note tablet platform that is powered by its Tegra 4 processor. The new Tegra Note is a
complete Android tablet platform
that will be brought to the market by NVIDIA partners.
The Tegra Note platform will feature NVIDIA branding, hardware, and software (which supports over the air updates). NVIDIA says that the tablet also features an attractive industrial design and a number of available accessories. Perhaps the best news is that the tablet platform enjoys a number of partners in the game development arena.
NVIDIA says that Tegra Note tablets will be available starting at $199. The seven-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The tablet has a five-megapixel rear camera and a VGA resolution front camera. 16GB of storage is included onboard and the tablet features a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion up to 32 GB.
The tablet uses a Tegra 4 chip with a 72-core GeForce GPU and a quad-core Cortex A15 CPU. The CPU also has a fifth battery-saving core. The tablet promises battery life of over 10 hours for HD video playback.
NVIDIA says that over the next several months its partners with bring Tegra Note tablets to consumers globally, including EVGA and PNY in the U.S. A number of manufacturers will also be bringing the tablet to market in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and India.
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RE: Crappy Res.
9/18/2013 12:41:50 PM
I agree that a lower resolution is better for performance, and clearly nVidia is going for the gamer vote. But the tablet getting warm really isn't much of a drawback for 1200p. That's no big deal.
Also, my vision is pretty good and on a 7-inch diagonal the difference between 800p and 1200p is definitely discernible. You'd have a much better argument there if we were talking about phones.
Ultimately I think 1200p is a much better configuration. Lowering the resolution is a quick way to get better gaming performance and to avoid the SoC throttling to dump heat, but that's just the thing: gaming on Android is nothing to write home about, let alone the tablet form factor. I'd go with a 1200p device because I don't care about gaming on Android, but I do like it when texts and images look better.
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