Nvidia has been actively working towards keeping the tablet price down while trying to give high-end features. The first Google Nexus 7 was a result of this and today Nvidia has announced a reference tablet design called as the Tegra Note. Understandably, the tablet will be powered by Nvidia’s latest Tegra 4 processor and will sell for around $199. Unlike Shield, which Nvidia sells under its own brand name, Tegra Note will be sold under the partners’ brands like EVGA, PNY, Oysters, ZOTAC, XOLO.
Some of the Tegra Note’s features in addition to the Tegra 4 SoC includes, a 7-inch HD IPS LCD (1280×800), 5 megapixel camera rear-facing camera, front-facing VGA camera, 16GB internal memory with microSD card slot up to 32GB, microHDMI connector, PureAudio technology for improved audio playback, 10 hours of HD video playback and even a stylus.
On the software side, Nvidia will offer the latest version of the Android OS pre-loaded with TegraZone app and will also provide latest OS updates to all its partners.
Nvidia hasn’t announced the release date but given the holiday season around the corner, expect the tablet to be widely available in the next coupld of months.
[Via Nvidia Blog]