Tegra 4 device launch roundup

July 18, 2013
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HP SlateBook x2 tabletAfter a period of relative silence, apart from the Nvidia Shield, the Tegra 4 has finally made its way into some products, all of which have been unveiled in the last couple of days.

Unsurprisingly, Nvidia’s new top of the line chip is being put to work in tablets and other home entertainment products, remember that the Tegra 4i is now Nvidia’s main smartphone chip.

HP Slatebook x2 and Slate 21

We’ll start alphabetically, with HP’s new Slatebook x2 and Slate 21 all-in-one. The HP SlateBook x2 is a 10.1-inch Android tablet come notebook, as it comes bundled with a keyboard base unit. The Tegra 4 processor in HP’s new tablet is clocked up to 1.8GHz, and is accompanied by 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and front and rear cameras capable of recording at 1080p and 720p respectively.

The 10.1 inch display has a resolution of 1920×1200, and the tablet also comes with WiFi, Bluetooth, SD Card slot, and an HDMI port. It will be powered by Android 4.2.2, and is set for an August release in India, with prices starting at Rs 39,990.

Next up is HP’s 21 inch Slate, which is an all-in-one Android PC, complete will a full HD (1920×1080) display.

HP Slate all in oneDisappointingly, for a product which is being sold as a media centric device, the new HP Slate will only ships with 8GB of built in storage. But it does come with three USB 2.0 ports and an SD card reader, so there’s always the options of expanding the device’s storage capabilities.

Hp’s new all-in-one also comes with 1GB RAM, WiFi, an Ethernet port, and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as Android 4.2. The Slate 21 will be available in India at the start of August for Rs 24,990.

Nanotech Nuvola NP-1

Nanotech is the next company to take advantage of the processing power available in the Tegra 4, with its new Nuvola NP-1 media player. The small box comes packed in with everything you’ll need for a home media centre and will even output video content at 4k, if you’re lucky enough to own a TV that supports this ultra-high resolution. The system comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal flash storage, and it has external connections for MicroSD and USB devices, if you need the extra space.

Nuvola NP-1It even comes with Nvidia’s Play-PC technology, allowing you to stream your favourite PC games directly to your TV, providing that you have a compatible GTX graphics card in your gaming rig. There’s also a choice of optional extras available with the Nuvola NP-1, including an infrared remote control, which is included, the company’s RF-10 Remote with a built in keyboard, or a GP-1 bluetooth gamepad. The Nuvola NP-1 is currently available for pre-order, and is priced at $299.

Toshiba Excite Pro and Write Pro

Finally, the last devices in our roundup are the Toshiba Excite Pro and Write Pro, another couple of Tegra 4 powered tablets. These are products which may interested those of you looking for a Nexus 10.1 rival, as they both feature a 10.1 inch 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built in storage, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Toshiba Excite Write tabletThe only difference between the Excite Pro and the Write Pro is the inclusion of an active digitizer, in order to make use of the pressure-sensitive stylus technology built in to the Tegra 4 with the latter. These two tablets are the first Tegra 4 powered tablets to land in the US, and are currently priced at $479.99 for the Excite and $579.99 for the Write on Toshiba’s website. Toshiba has also released the Tegra 3 powered Excite Pure at the bottom of its new tablet range.

Do any of these devices capture your interest, or has Nvidia left it a little too late again with its Tegra chip?

Comments

  • Jack Parker

    I have a laptop and an ouya so the first few are a no for me and ive owned several tablets, which ive sold a few months later just because i didnt use them, so thats a no for me

  • matt_helm

    Did you forget ASUS’s new tablet?

    • regs

      Tablets: Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, Wexler.Terra 7, Wexler.Terra 10

      Smartphones: ZTE Geek, Xiaomi Mi-3

      AIO PC: Acer TA272HUL

  • K.

    If I hadn’t bought a Nexus 10 a couple of months ago, I would have considered buying a Toshiba Excite Pro.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t do it. With Toshiba you will never see root.

      • K.

        I am completely satisfied with my Nexus 10 so I won’t. It is a shame that there is no root access for Toshiba’s tablets. Because otherwise, the Excite Pro seems good.

  • Anonymous

    Quit writing about Toshiba Android products. Toshiba sucks at unlocking bootloaders and there shipped images on there products are always buggy.

  • Jordan Jaxn

    Matt_Helm is correct. The Asus Transformer Pad infinity has not been placed on this list, yet it has Nvidia Tegra 4 as its processor

  • Magnetic1

    I can pretty confidently say Tegra4 will blow past TI OMAP and Freescale i.MX.
    Pretty much all domestic SOC company is done outside of Snapdragon 800 maker. But then it’s like when the US Men’s basketball lost the gold we still had Michael Jordan and we didn’t sent him to the olympics. Where is the 800 when we need it to protect our turf?

  • piston

    the only interesting one I see is Nanotech Nuvola, but at $300..
    I’d better buy well known media player with sigma processor like WD one in $100-$200 range.

    others tegra4 device are not interesting. yeah probably better wait for new asus tablet.

    • anonymous

      the nuvola is really nice. looks the same as a samsung smart tv pretty much but in 4k

  • Asaggynoodle

    You forgot Nvidia’s own Project Sheild, the flagship for the chip.

    • Roberto Tomás

      and a certain often femininely-pink phone (it actually has multiple colors though)

  • Roberto Tomás

    Nanotech Nuvola NP-1 is nice because it supports usb3 as well as hdmi 1.4

  • Sk

    I’m not sure why any one of them doesn’t come with a 3g/LTE option. It would have really made it portable and helpful during travel

  • Jess_M

    I’m only feeling the Nanotech Nuvola NP1, I feel as if it should be only $200 though..

  • JoshM

    Is there an Engadget review or video review for the Nuvola? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

  • William Ernesto Cornejo Sanche

    Does anyone knows when we will have a Tegra4 based Phone or 4g Tablet?. I have only heard about ZTE launching such phone but only for China. I have a Motorola Atrix phone and only a Tegra4 would make me buy a new device, for sure!.

  • Halkirk

    Love the promise of the Nuvola NP-1 from Nanotech Entertainment or ntek(.)com which offers “The Worlds First Streaming 4K UltraHD Media Player”.

    I pre-ordered one and will be using it on a 55″ Seiki 4k UHD Display. Looking forward to trying out nVidia TegraZone games with their wireless gamepad and am really excited to check out 4K movies and concerts, etc. in 4K. NTEK also offers their TV-U1 TV Tuner for $99 which picks up local broadcast TV channels by simply plugging the stick into the Nuvola’s USB port to deliver free digital TV over-the-air (ATSC) (Bye Bye Cable TV and Helloooo Nuvola NP-1 and TV-U1 TV Tuner). The TV Tuner also supports unencrypted digital cable (ClearQAM) channels and includes a next-generation tuner for the high-quality reception of digital TV signals and FM radio.

    These things are going to take the market by storm which is why I put my order in early. I doubt they’ll be able to keep these things on the shelves in the near term based on pre-sales. Thanks for the story androidauthority.com and Robert Triggs…way to stay on top of things!