Menu
Nvidia adds Tegra Note 7 with LTE for $299

Nvidia adds Tegra Note 7 with LTE for $299

The Tegra Note 7 with LTE will be available in the second quarter

Nvidia Tegra Note 7 tablet

Nvidia Tegra Note 7 tablet

Nvidia will soon ship a new model of the Tegra Note 7 tablet with LTE wireless connectivity and Android 4.4.2 OS code-named KitKat, with the device priced at US$299.

The tablet has a quad-core Tegra 4 processor and 16GB of storage. The tablet will become available worldwide in the second quarter, Nvidia said in a blog entry on Friday.

Tablets with LTE are largely sold through wireless carriers, but the Tegra Note 7 will be available without a contract.

The tablet is priced favorably to Google's Nexus 7, which has 32GB storage and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and is sold through T-Mobile and AT&T for $349.

The Tegra Note 7 with LTE has a run time of 10 hours on a battery charge, according to Nvidia's measurements. It has a 1280 x 800-pixel screen, 5-megapixel rear camera, 720p front camera, micro-SD slot and micro-HDMI port.

The tablet will work on the 700MHz, 850MHz, 1700MHz, 1900MHz, 2600MHz frequencies in the U.S., and the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum in Europe. The tablet uses a software-defined modem based on technology from Icera, which Nvidia acquired in 2011.

Nvidia is offering the Tegra Note 7 tablet as a way to highlight its Tegra 4 processor, which has not been considered a success. The chip has appeared in a few tablets like Microsoft's Surface 2 and Hewlett-Packard's SlateBook X2, and the company last week reported that Tegra revenue in the most recent fiscal quarter was down 37 percent year-over-year.

The strong graphics capabilities stand out in Tegra 4, but can also be a drawback. There is a demand for longer battery life in mobile devices, and heavy graphics can consume a lot of power. Nvidia last month announced the successor to Tegra 4 with the Tegra K1, which will appear in mobile devices in the second half of this year. The first mobile devices with Tegra 4i, which has an integrated software-defined LTE modem, will be announced this quarter.

Nvidia also upgraded its $199 non-LTE Tegra Note 7 tablet to KitKat, with updates being delivered over the Internet.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags hardware systemstabletsnvidia

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments