NVIDIA ‘Tegra Tab’ passes through FCC; a 7-inch Android tablet with a stylus.

September 9, 2013
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NVIDIA Tegra Tab

NVIDIA has a tablet coming, but the device has been shrouded in a bit of mystery to this point. Like many regulatory filings, the first run didn’t give us much. This last pass through the FCC has given us quite a bit to consider, though, as some specs (as well as pics) were revealed.

The internal pictures reveal a 7-inch, 1280 x 800 display with a Tegra 4 variant that’s new to the scene. Engadget is also reporting a 3200 or 4100 mAh battery, along with a 5MP camera. There is also a stylus for this tablet, and it comes preloaded with Autodesk Sketchbook Express to take advantage of that feature.

The user manual also shows a pretty Jelly bean looking Android version, and notes that aside from a few NVIDIA apps, it’s pretty much stock. The same user manual also notes that you don’t need a Google account unless you “want to use Google Market to download and manage Google apps between devices”, which we found to be odd language.

According to pictures and the language in the user manual, this new NVIDIA tablet will be called — wait for it — The Tegra Tab. Sadly, an underwhelming name for what looks to be a mediocre tablet. We’re sure the Tegra 4 processor will be snappy and reliable, but we’d really like to see a better screen on such a modern tablet.

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