Nvidia has been trying its hand in the portable/mobile division with its Tegra SoC line of products, which was first seen in the Nvidia Shield and now in the Tegra Note 7, which is a 7″ Tablet running the latest Android 4.4.1 and sports an active stylus for some note taking capability. It boasts some pretty good hardware, but in a region which is dominated by the Nexus 7, can it put up a fight?
So lets take a brief look at the specifications of the tablet :
- Processor : Nvidia Tegra 4 Processor (4+1 Cores, 1.8GHz ARM Cortex 15)
- Memory : 1GB DDG3 – 1600MHz
- Camera : Front VGA and 5 MP AF HDR rear camera
- Storage : 16GB
- Audio : Front facing stereo speakers with bass reflex
- Screen : 7″ IPS screen (1280×800 px, 10 point touch)
- Connectivity : Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS
- Sensors : 9 axis (gyro, accelerometer, compass)
- Interface : USB 2.0 support, 3.5 audio jack with mic support, front mic for chat and voice command, HDMI with up to Ultra HD 4K display support.
- Battery : 4100mAh
You could be quick to write off this tablet if you compare it to the nexus 7, mainly if you compare the screen resolution (~720p vs 1200p) and the RAM (1GB vs 2GB), but there is another secret weapon up its sleeve, called the Tegra Note 7 DirectStylus, which is an active pressure sensitive stylus. More on this later in the review.