About a year ago NVIDIA launched Project KAI based on its Tegra 3 chipset which was a reference design intended to help build low-cost but high-quality Tegra 3-based tablets and Google Nexus 7 was among those devices (and a very succesful one I may add).
This year NVIDIA is thinking at a larger scale, looking to deliver a complete platform through its Tegra Note, including software not just hardware.
Known as NVIDIA Tegra Tab until after Computex 2013, the 7 inch tablet embeds NVIDIA’s DirectStylus technology, which significantly improves passive stylus performance, according to hardware manufacturer.
Futhermore as a complete tablet platform NVIDIA Tegra Note will be brought to market by Nvidia’s partners. What this means? It means that we will be seeing a lot of new 7 inch devices coming at a cheap price (Nvidia recommended price is $199) from partners like EVGA and PNY Technologies in North America; EVGA, Oysters and ZOTAC in Europe; Colorful, Shenzhen Homecare Technology and ZOTAC in Asia-Pacific; and XOLO in India. They join other partners, including HP, ASUS, Toshiba, Kobo and Xiaomi, that have already announced Tegra 4-based products. And this is not all NVIDIA says that it will personally look into serving OTA software updates to all these new devices.
NVIDIA Tegra Note specs include:
- Tegra 4 processor (quad-core Cortex ARM 15 CPU & 72-core GeForce GPU)
- 7 inch HD IPS LCD Display
- 1280×800 pixel
- 5MP rear camera, VGA in front
- 1GB of RAM
- 16GB internal memory + microSD slot
- HD Audio (stereo speakers)
- micro HDMI
- Android OS
- 4,100 mAh battery (10 hours HD video playback)
- 199 x 119 x 9.6 mm
- 320 grams