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Gigabyte Launches Tegra Note 7 Android Tablet

Another manufacturer has joined the likes of Zotac and EVGA in releasing a tablet that uses the NVIDIA Tegra platform. Gigabyte has unveiled this Monday in a press conference its entry into the tablet market called the Tegra Note 7. This is a 7 inch tablet device that uses an NVIDIA Tegra 4 CPU and a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU.

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According to the company website that describes this product “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.”

Tegra Note 7 Technical Specifications

  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4-up to 1.8 GHz quad+1 Cortex A15, 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, 1080p video decode, encord/record
  • System Memory: 1 GB DDR3L-1600, 12.8 GB/s
  • Display: 7” HD IPS LCD with LED backlight (1280×800)
  • Camera: 5 MP AF HDR rear, VGA front webcam
  • Storage: 16 GB e.MMC, Micro SD slot for up to additional 32 GB storage
  • Touch: High-speed 10-point capacitive NVIDIA DirectTouch
  • Stylus: Included, chisel tip
  • Communications: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS/GLONASS
  • Sensors: 9-axis (gyro, accelerometer, compass), Ambient light sensor for backlight control
  • Battery: 4100 mAh for up to 8 hours HD video playback
  • Dimensions: 200 x 120 x 9.4 mm, 320g

The Gigabyte Tegra Note 7 is touted as being faster in everything. This makes it a great device to have for those who are into Android gaming or those who constantly work on multimedia apps.

The included stylus means that consumers will be more productive when using this device. This model makes use of the NVIDIA DirectStylus pen which can create smooth fine lines and broader strokes that is hard to accomplish in ordinary tablets. Users can easily edit PDF files, grab and share images, draw pictures, or even take notes easily with the use of the stylus.

This device also makes use of HDR technology which captures the perfect shots even in the most challenging lighting conditions. Pictures will come out the way you see it in real life.

Another great feature of this tablet is its amazing audio quality. Its stereo front speakers make use of NVIDIA PureAudio technology that enhances the sound of any movie or game.

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ADVENT Unveils Vega Tegra Note 7 a Powerful Budget Tablet

It’s no secret that there is an abundance of Android smartphones and tablets in the market, with manufacturers pushing the envelope designing lightweight, narrow, big screened and powerful gadgets.  ADVENT is the newest entrant in the Android market as it launched a new 7 incher with a twist today.  The ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7, as the name hints, is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra processor, the same chip that powers HP’s Slate 21 and Microsoft Surface 2.  Compared to these two in pricing, it is safe to say this is a powerhouse at a budget.

ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7

The Specs

The Vegas Tegra Note 7 boasts of a 7 inch 1280 x 800 (215 ppi) display that promises a mesmerizing display and performance although it is not a full HD display thanks to the 72-core GeForce GPU in the SoC.  It comes with NVIDIA’s Cortex-A15 Tegra 4 processor, effectively making it the fastest 7 inch tablet in the market.  The tablet has 1 GB RAM (I feel for such a processor it should have been 2 GB), 16 GB internal storage, 5 megapixels rear and 2 megapixels front cameras and the standard connectivity features including Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, microHDMI and microUSB.  One more notable feature is the inclusion of the DirectStylus by NVIDIA, something that most tablets do not come with.

Advent’s 7 inch tablet will launch with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system and will have other bonus resources including NVIDIA’s PureAudio that pairs with the dual front-facing stereo speakers, a battery that promises up to 10+ hours of HD video playback as well as TegraZone gaming.  According to the folks at Android Community, this tablet is also likely to bring Camera Awesome for Android, but this is unclear.

Advent and the Android Market

The Android device market is becoming saturated but it is still competitive as tablets gradually edge out laptops from the scene.  This release, however, is limited to customers in the UK via PC World and Currys but there is a high chance that the manufacturer will get it to other markets, including North America, in the near future.

The Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 is an impressive device that is fairly priced at £179.99 (about $290) considering that the 16 GB version of the refurbished Nexus 7 sells for £199.  I think if or when Advent decides to join the Chinese in conquering the US Android market, this should be the first gadget they should launch.

via Trusted Reviews and Android Community