It looks that Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin was spot on when he reported back in January that Nvidia would offer white label services to small partners in the tablet market.
The first result of the program is the Nvidia Tegra Note: a 7-inch reference tablet powered by Tegra 4, that Nvidia will sell through its partners at prices starting from $199. But before we discuss the relatively peculiar way Nvidia is going to market the Tegra Note, let’s cover the basics.
The spec sheet above paints the picture of a reasonably capable device, especially for the $199 price tag touted by Nvidia. In addition, Nvidia baked a few interesting features inside the Tegra Note:
Nvidia will have a contract manufacturer build the Tegra Note and offer smaller partners around the world the possibility to simply put their name on the Note and sell it as their own device. This model, commonly known as white label service, means that Nvidia will not sell the Tegra Note itself.
To avoid having multiple partners compete against each other with the same device, Nvidia selected a limited number of companies that will sell their Note variant. These are:
The Tegra Note-based devices will sell starting from $199 and partners will get to make small changes to its hardware, meaning that the final price may differ from Nvidia’s recommendation.
The first tablets based on the Tegra Note reference device should start hitting the market this October.
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How? The only thing that’s bad is the resolution, but that gives the tablet the possibility to be super extra mega fast and probably the fastest tablet at its price category
Oh I misred that. Well “fudge” that :D
Well, as they said at android police, because it isn’t a single tablet, but a platform, that is probably just for the most basic one. For $299 you probably get 2GB &FHD
True dat, though I’d be fine with a 1600×900 screen if it cuts the price to 249 or less
Yeah but for that kind of money ($299) I would probably be inclined to go for a Nexus 7 2013. 30 quid less, and with the Nexus there is a greater certainty of regular updates to the latest and greatest version till at least mid-2015.
Everything is perfect except the RAM.
Ram seems fine for me :P
Im sorry but 2GB of RAM is a requirement for any new Android devices, 1GB just doesnt cut it anymore. The first GB on my GS3 and N7 Flo is almost always in use with just my always-on apps. Cant believe they would make the mistake of cutting corners on RAM, that is the one aspect of a device you should not do that with.
I think its a great device. I mean you cant be expecting too much from a $199 tablet. Despite the low Ram and Resolution(although we’ve used 1280×800 resolution devices more, people are still going to complain) the specs are pretty decent. Good Going from Nvidia!
for 7 inch tablet the res are still good enough. i was just hoping they at least pack 2GB of RAM with the device.
I wonder how this is gonna compare to the Nexus 7.
My bet – It will be faster, but run hot. We know it has less RAM and much lower resolution… So it depends on what is most important to you.
they try to sell out their unpolpular project with outdated hardware and software exclusives,they mentioned the OTAs because they know why they failed this year
Hope some partner will go for 2GB of RAM.
Everywhere else, including Nvidia’s Tegra blog is reporting this without listing the clock speed or the RAM. They also indicate that their partners will be able to customize the tablet somewhat. To me, this implies that the partners will set the clock speed, decide on how much RAM to include, and set the price.
Hoping whoever sells this in the USA goes with a higher clock speed and 2GB of RAM. If so, then this is pretty much an ideal tablet. The resolution is a little low, but that is barely noticable on a 7 inch screen.
1gb ram?? no thanks.
Nvidia never gave the quantity of ram of the tablet. Look at the source. Since the partners can make small modifications to the hardware it will be up to them to decide how much ram to put.
Hopefully those in the Asia-Pacific Market will choose to put 2gb of RAM in, this looks good and has some decent specs… A definite buy :)