Nvidia Thunders Into Tablet Zone with Tegra Note

Taking to its company blog, Nvidia announced on Wednesday that it was taking the wraps off its new tablet platform called Tegra Note, powered by its Tegra 4 reference design.

Doing so creates plenty of tablet-watching talking points, including its suggested price and feature set. Earlier this year, there was a lot of talk about a forthcoming Tegra Tab, now known as Tegra Note -- a platform that will be translated into real-life tablets by Nvidia's partners.

The seven-inch Tegra Note tablets will be available next month with a Nvidia-suggested price of $199. That price, said Matt Wuebbling, director of Nvidia's product marketing, "will help many more people experience the new technologies going into Tegra Note, including its 100 percent Android OS."

Following Nvidia's Tegra 3 reference design, the Tegra 4 design will translate into a quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU, and 72-core GeForce GPU, rear and front cameras, advanced imaging features, microSD card slot, and a micro HDMI port.

Nvidia says the Tegra Note should be able to deliver 10 hours of battery life while playing video. Features also call for a slide cover that allows a tablet to be set up in three distinct positions using built-in magnets for flexibility.

The key draw is the Tegra Note's stylus feature. The stylus takes advantage of Nvidia's DirectStylus technology. Tablet users can expect pressure-sensitive input from the passive stylus, which can be used to draw lines of different widths through varied applied pressure.

Supported by the image-processing power of Tegra 4's GPU, DirectStylus recognizes the difference between fine-tip stylus, finger, eraser and palm. This next-level stylus allows the user to apply both finer point and broader stroke control. What's more, users can write on the screen using the stylus as a pen and its opposite end can be used as an eraser.

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Nvidia Thunders Into Tablet Zone with Tegra Note

Taking to its company blog, Nvidia announced on Wednesday that it was taking the wraps off its new tablet platform called Tegra Note, powered by its Tegra 4 reference design.

Doing so creates plenty of tablet-watching talking points, including its suggested price and feature set. Earlier this year, there was a lot of talk about a forthcoming Tegra Tab, now known as Tegra Note -- a platform that will be translated into real-life tablets by Nvidia's partners.

The seven-inch Tegra Note tablets will be available next month with a Nvidia-suggested price of $199. That price, said Matt Wuebbling, director of Nvidia's product marketing, "will help many more people experience the new technologies going into Tegra Note, including its 100 percent Android OS."

Following Nvidia's Tegra 3 reference design, the Tegra 4 design will translate into a quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU, and 72-core GeForce GPU, rear and front cameras, advanced imaging features, microSD card slot, and a micro HDMI port.

Nvidia says the Tegra Note should be able to deliver 10 hours of battery life while playing video. Features also call for a slide cover that allows a tablet to be set up in three distinct positions using built-in magnets for flexibility.

The key draw is the Tegra Note's stylus feature. The stylus takes advantage of Nvidia's DirectStylus technology. Tablet users can expect pressure-sensitive input from the passive stylus, which can be used to draw lines of different widths through varied applied pressure.

Supported by the image-processing power of Tegra 4's GPU, DirectStylus recognizes the difference between fine-tip stylus, finger, eraser and palm. This next-level stylus allows the user to apply both finer point and broader stroke control. What's more, users can write on the screen using the stylus as a pen and its opposite end can be used as an eraser.

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Comments are closed.