Nvidia Tegra Note Prototype Introduced To Model Future Tablets
Nvidia has announced an Android tablet prototype called the Tegra Note that it claims is something special.
Marketed as a tablet design rather than as a direct to market offering, the Nvidia Tegra Note is a prototype for Android tablets to be built by Nvidia OEM partners around the world.
NVIDIA says that Tegra Note tablets will be available starting at $199. The seven-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The tablet has a five-megapixel rear camera and a VGA resolution front camera. 16GB of storage is included onboard and the tablet features a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion up to 32 GB.
The main attraction of the Tegra Note is its support for Nvidia’s DirectStylus technology, which lets users create pressure-sensitive pen strokes with a basic passive stylus. The Tegra 4 GPU can also apply image processing to tell the difference between fingers, palms and various stylus tips. Essentially, Nvidia is trying to mimic the benefits of active digitizer tablets, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note, without the added cost of the digitizer.
Nvidia’s TegraZone gaming will naturally be supported, meaning games that support it can include enhanced visual effects you won’t see on competing devices. It also supports a variety of game controllers for easier gaming than using the touchscreen alone.