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NVIDIA officially announces the Tegra Note tablet

The new device aims to bring a solid gaming experience to a budget tablet

Images and specs for the upcoming NVIDIA tablet showed up on the NVIDIA blog recently and confirmed all the rumors that had been flying around the internet over the past months. The tablet, now renamed the Tegra Note, has some very solid internals for a budget device.

The Note features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, a Tegra 4 SoC with a quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and a a 72-core GeForce GPU, Android Jelly Bean (presumably 4.3 at the time of launch), a back-facing 5 MP camera, a front-facing VGA camera, a microSD slot, a micro HDMI port, a stylus, and full access to Tegra Zone.

The stylus is a capacitive type, but makes use of NVIDIA's new technology to allow for limited pressure sensitivity without an active digitizer. This also means a replacement stylus should be relatively inexpensive unlike the Wacom and N-Trig varieties.

The Tegra Note is expected to launch worldwide with a full range of accessories sometime in October. Prices could start as low as US$200, though the retail versions of the Note are likely to vary significantly as they will be made by a number of NVIDIA's manufacturing partners in different regions (including EVGA, Oysters, PNY, XOLO and ZOTAC).

*EDIT: The post on NVIDIA's website has since been removed.*


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Craig Munro, 2013-09-18 (Update: 2013-09-18)