NVIDIA launched its Tegra 4-powered Tegra Note tablet last year, with an aim to offer a powerful (at least in processing power) tablet at a reasonable price and direct software updates bypassing the manufacturer of the device. Today, the Santa Clara company has unveiled an LTE-enabled version of the Tegra Note 7, priced at $299 with a launch date set for sometime in Q2. It is manufactured by EVGA like the Wi-Fi-only model, and comes with LTE support on AT&T and T-Mobile and HSPA+ connectivity.
The Tegra Note 7 LTE runs on the latest version of Android, aka 4.4.2 KitKat, which will also begin rolling out to the original Tegra Note starting today. The hardware specs include a Tegra 4i processor with four Cortex-A15 cores and a 72-core GPU, 7-inch IPS LCD display of 1280×800 resolution, 2GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear and VGA front-facing cameras, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot, front-facing stereo speakers, and 10 hours of battery life when watching an HD video. Like the Tegra Note, the Note 7 LTE supports stylus input, though you’d be better off getting one of Samsung’s Galaxy Note tablet for the true stylus experience.