By now many of you may have heard of NVIDIA Tegra Note, but are still wondering what it is.

Back in June at Computex, we briefly demoed an early version of the device, when it was better known as Tegra Tab. One of the many innovations it introduced was NVIDIA DirectStylus technology, which significantly improves passive stylus performance.

So what’s Tegra Note?

It’s a complete tablet platform, designed by NVIDIA and brought to market by our partners.

It embodies the NVIDIA brand — from our hardware and software (right down to OTA updates), to our industrial design, accessories and network of partners in game development.

It elevates the abilities of our partners, so they can provide tablets packed with innovation and features at prices they may not have been able to deliver on their own. In turn, NVIDIA gains access to their deep sales and distribution expertise in regions worldwide.

And it starts at a suggested retail price of $199. That will help many more people experience the new technologies going into Tegra Note, including its 100 percent Android OS.


Tegra Note
Tegra Note — a complete tablet platform, powered by Tegra 4.

This isn’t a first for us. About a year ago, we announced Project KAI — a Tegra 3 reference design intended as a recipe to build low-cost, high-quality Tegra 3 tablets. Google’s Nexus 7 was one. Tegra Note takes this to the next level by delivering a complete platform, not just the hardware.

In the next few months, our partners will be bringing Tegra Note to market worldwide with features that speak to local consumers, among them are EVGA and PNY Technologies in North America; EVGA, Oysters and ZOTAC in Europe; Colorful, GIGABYTE, Shenzhen Homecare Technology and ZOTAC in Asia-Pacific; and XOLO in India. They join other partners, including HP, ASUS, Toshiba, Kobo and Xiaomi, that have already announced Tegra 4-based products.

To whet your appetite, here’s a rundown on some of the Tegra Note’s unique features:

  • Ultra-fast performance — Powered by Tegra 4 with a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU with a fifth battery-saver core, making Tegra Note the world’s fastest 7-inch tablet.
  • Superb stylus — NVIDIA DirectStylus technology transforms a normal stylus into an incredibly responsive experience with finer point and broader stroke control. It also comes bundled with apps for convenient, stroke-based note taking.
  • Exceptional sound — NVIDIA PureAudio technology offers rich, deep audio — including the widest frequency range in a tablet — through front-facing stereo speakers with a bass-reflex port.
  • Groundbreaking camera — The camera uses Tegra 4’s processing power and Chimera computational photography architecture to deliver stunning new features. Tegra Note also brings SmugMug’s Camera Awesome app — one of the top camera apps on iOS — to Android. Camera Awesome delivers exclusive Tegra 4 features like tap-to-track and 100 fps video with slow-motion playback.
  • TegraZone gaming — Delivering unmatched gaming, NVIDIA TegraZone provides easy access to Tegra-optimized games with visual effects that aren’t available on other tablets. Tegra Note also supports a variety of game controllers for console-class gaming.
  • Great battery life — 10-plus hours of HD video playback.
  • Accessories galore — An intelligent slide cover flips and bends to support and cover the tablet. It also lets the tablet be set up in three distinct positions using built-in magnets for added flexibility. The DirectStylus Pro Pack enables a variety of writing styles with interchangeable tips. And Bluetooth capabilities turn the tablet into a game controller.

On top of that, users get over-the-air (OTA) software updates provided directly by NVIDIA. This will help ensure customers have current software, offering the richest experience with their devices.

Here’s a full set of the specs for quick reference:

Processor Tegra 4 mobile processor with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU
Display 7-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 800)
Camera Rear 5MP and front VGA webcam
Storage 16GB storage with microSD expandable up to an additional 32GB
Audio Front-facing “HD Audio” stereo speakers with a unique bass-reflex port
Stylus Chisel and Brush tips for natural writing and broad strokes
Peripherals Micro HDMI connector to drive big screen TV videos and gaming
OS 100% Android with latest version of the OS
Software Updates Over-the-air software updates directly from NVIDIA
Battery Life 10 hours HD video playback


  • ckavvouras@gmail.com

    I was thinking about getting the note 10.1 2014 but now that I hear about this and especially at this price and running mostly stock Android out of the box I say fuck samsung.

  • MarcoLorenzo

    It’s a 7 inch tablet, what do you expect? The DPI is more than enough. At this size, there’s really no point going for anything higher especially when you consider the added advantage lower resolutions provide like performance and battery life.

  • MarcoLorenzo

    But at this size it won’t make any difference since your eyes won’t be able to discern the difference anymore.

  • Georgi Yordanoff

    If it comes to Bulgaria i will take one, like the designe and the price, its perfect for me! And stylus, that is what im missing with ipad… Bought several, but they not fill like to work better with it.

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  • Brian Farid Morales Hernández

    Consider something, I think most of us use to screen more than 40 cm from the eyes, and considering that we have a 7-inch screen, the maximum resolution that the human eye with perfect vision can see is about 1230×820, only ‘ll capture higher resolution screen if you get too close to your eyes, and if you do you are very sick of the eyes and ophthalmologist prescribes need to go to a higher resolution I think the screens should be more than 7 inches. This was done with calculations that include variables such as distance between the eyes cones etc..

  • E. Tasche

    Most people actually hold smaller tablets and phones closer to 20-25cm from the eyes during activities like gaming.

    There is a lot of existing research out there by people who are qualified to do that sort of thing, ya know?

  • Isano

    Is this going to be available in the Philippines?

  • Doug Dale

    The Nexus 7 2nd generation is using a cortex A8 CPU which is nowhere near the power of the Tegra 4 which is based on A15 cores, also I’ve found that the 1280×800 resolution to be plenty acceptable on a 7″ tablet. Pushing ultra resolutions has it’s drawbacks when it comes to performance. 

  • Sadeep

    Awesome concept and the wide range masses would love that.,…But if only we have bigger screen with similar or around the price tag…would bring more people in

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001042267120 Dimension I-x

    will tablet have cellular facility ? , because it will be usefull in social network outside home .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001042267120 Dimension I-x

    android tablets need to be cellular no funwith such good hardware

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001042267120 Dimension I-x

    yeah lets see power of tegra4

  • Frank Bales

    Google’s eventually going to have to set some standards for apps. Like if you make an app you have to make it for phones AND tablets. And really, I can’t believe Google hasn’t done more to promote using Android in the classroom. Many manufactures, but Google is the driving force.

  • http://www.commander3d.com/ 3D Tablet

    Great specs except for the display resolution…and How about RAM? 

  • Bill Brasky

    This quite possibly could be my first tablet.

  • NEXUS7

     The learning curve of Android is too much for the mindless cookie-cutters we have in today’s public school system

  • Sadeep

    The concept of tegra reference plat form is awesome….But i wish there are reference platforms for 8inch and 10inch too

  • Max Buschkopf

    I have to disagree with you there the new note is a beast by any measure. I’m writing this with the stylus right now and it is just so nice fluid and fast.

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  • D4RK_4NG3L

    I disagree there are plenty educational apps on the play store, this device is great for school. I use evernote, and and a few others, I also have a graphing calc app, and a few other apps great for school. I think its just a matter of if you have the will you will find the way. looks like this new tablet will be great for school.

  • Neelav Barai

    What about Frequencies, Connectivity Options ??

  • Harvey Baxter

    Am i the only one wanting to run ubuntu on this ?

  • Esteban Vallejo

    When this tablet Tegra note are available

  • Dana W

    I’ll take an expansion slot and better hardware over a bigger screen any day.

  • Dana W

    I have both. I must be a mutant.

  • Jan

    I have heard that it is going to have HDMI. Will it support input and output or only output?
    If both than it will be a huge adventage.

  • Oleg Kucherenko

    Some from Nvidia staff, pls, contact me about Tegra Note project partner@eldigroup.com

  • Oleg Kucherenko

    Hi! Someone from Tegra staff, pls, contact me regarding Tegra Note project. partner@eldigroup.com

  • Oleg Kucherenko

    As I understand, it is reference design for OEM orders. Someone from Tegra staff, pls, contact me regarding this question. partner@eldigroup.com

  • fsalese

    If I’m not mistaken you can emulate most ios on android. Or am I wrong? The tegra 4 could emulate windows xp let alone a mobile UI.

  • Stéphane C Desjardins

    Why the heck would you cripple such an otherwise beefy piece of tech with such paltry RAM? I would have been interested otherwise, now it just seems outdated and overpriced.

  • Lc Zai

    when can i get it in Malaysia?

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  • e8hffff call

    We need Tegra Note unbricking support.

  • Alexandre Maranhao

    Please launch a 10′ tablet, it would be awesome

  • David Ellison

    Is android 4.4 gonna be available