Tegra Tab with Tegra 4 and Stylus

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    It looks like NVIDIA is trying its hand at making a tablet, to be simply called the Tegra Tab. It definitely has an interesting aesthetic to it, it is a rugged tablet, but the interesting thing about it is the NVIDIA technology that went into it.
    Since this is an NVIDIA in-house product, they’re using a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor (of course). This is paired with 2GB of RAM, a 7-inch 1280 x768 display, what looks like front-facing speakers and dual cameras. However, it also comes with a stylus. This is a demonstration of DirectStylus, their stylus technology that NVIDIA has been demonstrating for a while now.
    Is the company trying to show what can be done with NVIDIA technology or trying to sell a product for profit? Considering the inclusion of the stylus, I can’t help but feel that it’s the latter. With a not-so-high-end display and a design that doesn’t seem very refined, this could be NVIDIA’s way of trying to convince manufacturers to use the Tegra 4. We’ll find out eventually. Would you buy this tablet?
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    Apparently, the company will soon release two new 7-inch tablets. These have received approval from the FCC, a necessary step before any wireless device can be released in the U.S. Obligingly, the government agency has posted pictures and some of the specs of these models on its website.
    The Nvidia Tegra Note will be the "premier" model, and will come with a stylus, and include a microSD memory card slot, a a 5-megapixel rear camera, HDMI port, and a 4100 mAh battery. The Tegra Tab will be more basic model without these extras and using a 3200 mAh battery.
    Both will have a 7-inch screen, the most popular option for a consumer-oriented tablet. This will have a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
    The tablets are going to run some version of Android Jelly Bean (OS 4.1 - 4.3) on an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor with 2 GB of RAM.
    A number of mysteries remain: it's not known when the Nvidia Tegra Note or Tab will be released or what they will cost.
     
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    NVIDIA has taken the wraps off what we once knew as the Tegra Tab this morning and has rechristened it the Tegra Note. As the Note name suggests, the stylus input is an important part of the platform. But unlike Samsung’s Note tablets and smartphones, the Tegra Note doesn’t rely on an active stylus. Typically, using a passive stylus has made for a fairly questionable handwriting experience, but one of the features of Tegra 4 is their DirectStylus technology. DirectStylus is designed to bring pressure sensitivity to a passive stylus along with the ability to detect a writing tip versus an eraser.
    The pricing should be a big selling feature for the Tegra Note; NVIDIA says the suggested retail price will be $199. For those who find a stylus to be an interesting addition for a tablet, this is a huge savings versus the Samsung Note 8.0, which can be found for $359.
    The idea of a less expensive tablet that puts a priority on the stylus input is interesting to me as a fan of pen input. Are any of you interested in picking up a Tegra Note tablet when they hit the market?

    The specs for the Tegra Note platform are as follows:


    • Tegra 4
    • 7-inch IPS LCD display at 1280 x 800
    • 5 MP rear facing camera and VGA front-facing camera
    • 16GB storage with microSD slot for expansion
    • Front facing “HD audio” speakers
    • Micro HDMI out
     

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