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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 08:26

Tegra Note 7 to launch November 12 in US

Written by Fuad Abazovic

Nvidia's first baby step in tablet world

Nvidia has learned a lot from the Shield retail launch. This was a guinea pig product that helped Nvidia learn a few things about retail and etail, with a product that was selling better than its 3D vision glasses from a few years back.

So, with added experience from the Shield launch, Nvidia is getting ready to launch the Tegra Note 7 tablet and take on Samsung’s stylus equipped Note 8 and the higher resolution Nexus 7.

Nvidia's killer feature is a stylus that is supposed to work quite well, and for stylus lovers, the $199 price tag seems like a good deal. People will argue that they would want to see a full HD screen instead of a 1280x800 panel, but you get what you pay for.

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The Google Nexus 7 has better 1920x1200 screen, no stylus, no microSD slot and a slower processor, yet the cheapest version is priced at $229, or $30 more than the Tegra Note 7. Samsung Note 8.0 has also 1GB RAM just like the Tegra Note 7, 16GB storage and a 1.6 GHz quad-core, which makes is it a decent competitor. However, we expect the Tegra Note 7 will beat the heck out of this tablet in terms of performance, as it has four A15 cores, while the Samsung is A9-based.

We can have high hopes in Nvidia’s Kai 2.0 platform as the company has a habit of pushing for highest grade components at an attractive price.

However, the market for $199 tablets isn’t what it used to be. There’s a lot more competition from white-box tablet churners and even some brand-name tablets with even lower prices. There are rumours that even the Nexus 7 is facing slower than expected sales. It appears that many consumers who are looking for cheap tablets are simply not willing to pay a premium for higher resolution screens or faster processors.

 

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