There are a lot of Android tablets available in the market today however only a couple of them offer great performance at an affordable price. EVGA on the other hand promises to deliver a tablet that’s affordable yet offers excellent performance.
The EVGA Tegra Note 7 uses NVIDIA’s Tegra Note platform and is now available for pre-order at $200. This device is a mid-sized, Wi-Fi only tablet that uses the powerful Tegra 4, stylus that uses the company’s DirectStylus technology, and a bloat-free version of Android.
EVGA Tegra Note 7 Technical Specifications
- OS: Android 4.2.2 (upgradeable to 4.3 and 4.4)
- Screen size: 6.97 inches
- Screen resolution: 1,280 x 800 pixels (217 ppi)
- Screen type: IPS LCD
- SoC: 1.8GHz Tegra 4 (4+1 core architecture)
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal storage: 16GB
- External storage: MicroSDXC, up to 64GB
- Rear camera: 5MP, AF
- Front camera: 0.3MP
- Video: 1080p
- Radios: Wi-Fi-only (Dual-band 802.11b/g/n)
- Bluetooth: version 4.0+LE
- Battery: 4100mAh
- Weight: 0.7 lbs.
This device will generally appeal to gamers as its use of the 1.8GHz Tegra 4 chip is powerful enough to handle almost all games available in the market today. Then there’s also the advantage of expanded storage if the internal storage gets filled up.
One thing that is immediately noticeable is the 7 inch display that only has a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels at 217 ppi. This is far below that of the Nexus 7 that has a 1920×1200 screen at 323 PPI. Despite having a lower resolution images still look crisp and sharp.
EVGA Tegra Note 7 is said to run on stock Android however this isn’t entirely the case. Users will see that it looks and behaves like the stock Android environment however it gets its updates from Nvidia instead of Google. This means that it will be delayed in getting the latest updates compared to Nexus devices.
One of the main features of this device is its stylus that works smoothly. This is because of the use of the DirectStylus technology used that lets you feel like you are using an active stylus instead of a passive one.
Overall this is a great tablet to get if you are on a $200 budget. If you can ignore its cheap build quality then this will make an excellent device especially for those who love gaming on the Android platform.