Gigabyte Launches Tegra Note 7 Tablet

Gigabyte now joins Zotac and EVGA as another ODM producing a tablet based on Nvidia's Tegra Note 7 design. During a press conference on Monday the company launched the product, which can be purchased at a handful of locations across the United States.

"Gaming, video, and web browsing performance all come to life better and faster with the lightning-fast NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. Immersive sound, extended battery life, and Made for Tegra gaming controllers make going mobile more exciting, longer," reads the product page.

According to the specs, the tablet features a 7-inch LED lit IPS screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution and 10-point capacitive Nvidia DirectTouch. The screen is backed by a Tegra 4 SoC clocked at 1.8 GHz, 1 GB of DDR3-1600 system memory and a 4100 mAh battery promising up to eight hours of HD video playback. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is the OS of choice.

For storage, the tablet provides 16 GB internally and a microSD card slot for 32 GB of additional storage. The tablet also sports a 5MP AF HDR camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, and several sensors. Other features include HDMI output, a microUSB 2.0 port, an audio jack, a front microphone, and front-facing stereo speakers with a bass reflex port that delivers 380-12 kHz frequency response.

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Read our Nvidia Tegra Note 7 review here.

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  • teh_chem
    While T4 isn't a POnot-respectable, it's also not amounting to all the hype Nvidia put out before its (oft-delayed) release. They seem to be having to do a lot of leg-work to get device-acceptance when qualcomm chips have been in wide use for so many devices already.

    Regardless, seems to be an acceptable price (~$199) for a spec'd device. I personally don't care about super high-resolution screens, especially at the 7" form-factor I think 1280x800 is great, so this device is appealing. If reviews of quality and durability pan out it's a great alternative to a 2013 nexus 7.
  • vmem
    ^you have a point ther teh_chem

    however, it is because people compare this device against the nexus 7 2013 (which has dropped to $199 on many sites), that is giving the Tegra tab trouble:

    pros for Tegra Note:
    1. arguably more powerful SoC for android gaming
    2. microSD storage

    Pros for 2013 Nexus 7:
    1. full HD display
    2. it's a nexus device so it gets stock android treatment (and updates)
    3. 2GB of memory

    at the end of the day, the Tegra Note 7 should be only attractive to people who really want a microSD slot (which isn't a small market I admit)
  • Js4days1
    From what I have read the tegra note Is basically stock android and will be getting updates as well, tho not as fast as the nexus of course.