You may recall NVIDIA demoing the Tegra Tab at Computex in June, which was an early version of Tegra Note. Tegra Note is a complete tablet platform designed by NVIDIA, and will be brought to the market as physical products by its hardware partners.
The new platform goes beyond NVIDIA's Project KAI, which was a Tegra 3 reference design intended to direct the building of low-cost, high quality tablets that are powered by Tegra 3. Google's Nexus 7 was one of the hardware products that resulted. Tegra 4 goes beyond Project KAI by delivering a complete platform, not just the hardware, but also suggests retail prices starting at $199, as did Project KAI.
Of course, the actual price of a tablet based on Tegra Note depends entirely on the third part manufacturer.
In terms of specs, Tegra Note dictates...
- Processor - Tegra 4 mobile processor with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU
- Display - 7-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 800)
- Camera - Rear 5MP and front VGA webcam
- Storage - 16GB storage with microSD expandable up to an additional 32GB
- Audio - Front-facing "HD Audio" stereo speakers with a unique bass-reflex port
- Stylus - Chisel and Brush tips for natural writing and broad strokes
- Peripherals - Micro HDMI connector to drive big screen TV videos and gaming
- OS - 100% Android with latest version of the OS
- Software Updates - Over-the-air software updates directly from NVIDIA
- Battery Life - 10 hours HD video playback
Written by: James Delahunty @ 18 Sep 2013 14:10