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LG Odin Chip Will Soon Enter Mass Production

In the mobile world the most common chips that you will hear are the Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, MediaTek, or the NVIDIA Tegra just to name a few. LG wants a piece of this market as it announced last year its plans of releasing the LG Odin System on Chip (SoC) which is an octa-core chip that is based on based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture and uses four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores. We learned recently from the South Korean media that this chip is expected to enter into mass production soon.

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It was previously rumored that the LG Odin would be used by the Optimus G, then the G2, and even the G Pad 8.3. Unfortunately this did not materialize as the chip was not ready yet. The reason for the delay in its production is that LG was having issues with its final design. The company wanted to come up with its own development process instead of basing it on the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Now that it is ready for mass production it looks like the company has already solved this issue.

LG is partnering with chip maker TSMC in manufacturing the Odin. This is the same chip maker that is working on Apple’s A8 processor. There’s not much information as of now as to what the specifications of the chip will be. What we know right now is that it will have a clock speed of 2.2GHz per core. Since it will be using a big.LITTLE configuration then it will be power efficient. There will also be a quad-core version of this chip which will use an ARM Mali-T604 GPU and will be used in the company’s Smart TV products.

Previously we learned that the LG Odin chip will be used in the company’s high end models. It seems like this plan has changed as reports indicate that the company is keen on using it on its lower end smartphones first such as its L Series. This will serve as a testing ground and if everything operates smoothly then it will be used on its higher end models. This means that the upcoming LG G3 won’t be using the Odin yet.

The possibility of the Odin being used in the company’s lower end smartphones will stir up the competition in this market segment. It will give the company an advantage over other competing brands and might even increase is sales.

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NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 LTE hands-on

Along with the Tegra 4i powered Wiko WAX smartphone, NVIDIA was also showing the Tegra Note 7 LTE here at Mobile World Congress. The LTE equipped version of the Tegra Note 7 was announced earlier in the week. While the tablet now has LTE, it is largely the same in terms of overall style.

That is to say a black casing, with landscape orientation. The orientation bit plays to the speakers, which sit on opposite sides of the display. In this case, the display remains at 7-inches. The back of the tablet also sports a bit of a different look, but it retains the Tegra Note branding running through the middle.

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There is also another, much smaller physical difference, though given the addition of LTE support — an important difference. The Tegra Note 7 LTE has a SIM card slot. As you’ll see from the image here in the post, the SIM card sits behind a flip out trap door cover. Those looking for a bit more in terms of the Tegra Note 7 should check our earlier published review.

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To clarify, that review was for the EVGA model which we reviewed back in December. Also important to keep in mind when referring to the Tegra Note 7 — these tablets are reference by NVIDIA, but will have different branding based on market. The EVGA model is the one that arrived for those in the US.

Otherwise, some of the key features here play to the NVIDIA side, which comes in part to the Tegra 4 processor. There is also the gaming side, which comes from the pre-loaded TegraZone access for Tegra optimized games. The Tegra Note 7 also pairs nicely with Bluetooth controllers. The other unique addition here was the stylus. Or more specifically the DirectStylus which is capacitive and further paired with a few custom apps.

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Hands-on with the Tegra 4i powered Wiko WAX smartphone

NVIDIA has been showing the Tegra 4i powered Wiko WAX smartphone here in Barcelona. The availability has been announced for Europe at this time, however we remain hopeful that it will spread to other markets in time. Not to mention, it is a device we are hopeful to spend a bit more time playing with in the future.

While a long term review isn’t on the table at this moment, we can provide some images and some initial first impressions from the time we spent checking it out. Overall it seems like a solid device, certainly one with some potential. Plus, the tight NVIDIA integration here makes it that much more appealing to us.

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Thanks to the Tegra 4i the handset appears to run rather smoothly. Gaming should also be good given the easy (and default) access to the TegraZone for optimized games. In terms of the processor, NVIDIA touts the Tegra 4i as having 60 GPU cores along with a quad-core CPU and fifth battery saver core.

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As for the specs, those begin with a 4.7-inch 720p display. While 1080p may have been nicer to see, we couldn’t really find anything to complain about during our hands-on time. Otherwise, there is also an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera on the back.

All that having been said, make sure to hit the gallery below for a few additional images, and also keep an eye out for more MWC 2014 coverage.

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LG Pre-Announces The G2 Mini With A Weaker Processor, 4.7-Inch 540×960 Display, 8MP Camera, And Android 4.4

G2Mini-ThumbLG teased the G2 Mini a week ago, announcing that more information would come on on February 24th at Mobile World Congress. Well, the company has gotten ahead of itself, pre-announcing the device and confirming a few specs. The “small” version of LG’s flagship, unfortunately, won’t match its power, screen quality, or camera. The G2 Mini will ship with either a Snapdragon 400 or Nvidia Tegra 4i chip, a 4-7-inch 540×960 display, an 8MP camera, a 2440mAh battery, and just 8GB of internal memory (alleviated somewhat by a microSD card slot).

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NVIDIA Tegra Note spotted with K1 processor

NVIDIA announced the Tegra Note tablet platform back in September of last year. As the ‘platform’ portion suggests, this is more of a reference, and since then we have seen models from Advent and EVGA, amongst others. The initial release had the Tegra Note tablet powered by Tegra 4, however it looks like an upgrade is currently in the works.

This naturally goes to the NVIDIA announcement we saw coming out of CES, for the K1. Anyway, it seems some AnTuTu benchmarks have surfaced and they are detailing the NVIDIA Tegra Note P1761. The processor is shown as being a Tegra K1 (4 Core + 1 Core). There was also mention of Kepler graphics.

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Otherwise, other spec related details coming from the benchmarks show the device as having 16GB of storage space, 2GB of RAM, and running Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat. There was mention of the display sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1200, however a display size was listed as being unknown. Looking at the benchmark scores (seen above), and we are seeing a device that is being compared to the original Tegra Note and the K1 reference device.

The benchmarks are certainly interesting to see, but we must remember these are early results. Not to mention, early results that are based on a leak. Looking back, there was also a set of Tegra K1 benchmarks that appeared in January, not long after the CES announcement. Basically, we are looking forward to the time when we see something a bit more official.

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Nvidia Tegra to concentrate on ‘superphones’

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According the Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia is not interested in normal smartphones and will instead focus their Tegra efforts on tablets and what is being dubbed “superphones”. Nvidia is mainly interested in devices that can take full advantage of the Tegra’s graphics capabilities such as gaming systems. Nvidia is also very interested in cars in which a demand for visual components are growing.

Nvidia briefly entered the budget smartphone market with their Tegra 3, which was in a number of devices from companies like HTC, Lenovo and Motorola. The chip that came after the Tegra 3, the Tegra 4, was a disappointing product, and hence Nvidia lost their hold on the market.

Nvidia is no longer willing to compete in the budget market with companies like MediaTek taking the lead. They’re also unwilling to compete in markets with single or dual core chips because the company can’t afford lower returns.

The revenue from the Tegra in the 4th quarter was $131 million, down 37 percent. Despite this, the company expects the Tegra 4i and K1 to be much more successful.

Source: PC World

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NVIDIA TegraZone App Now Available For All Android Devices

The NVIDIA TegraZone service is a place where games that are optimized for Tegra processors could be downloaded from. Initially, only devices that have an NVIDIA Tegra processor inside could access the service but right now NVIDIA has made it available for all Android devices whatever the processor being used.

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TegraZone allows consumers to easily search game titles that are optimized for the Tegra platform. Choosing a game is as easy as clicking on it which will then bring up the Google Play Store link of the title.

A new update of the TegraZone App over at the Google Play Store now allows it to be installed on all Android devices running on at least Android 2.2. Aside from exploring the various game titles available users will also be able to get the latest news on their favorite games as well as reviews on various game titles.

The app is being described by the developers as “TegraZone is not intended to replace the purchase, download, or functionality of Google Play, but rather to compliment it by providing a selection of premium games that developers believe will offer an exceptional experience for users of Tegra-powered phones and tablets.”

Some of the features of version 2.9.0 of this app include

  • Supports Google Play Game Services – achievements for downloading games, submitting reviews/ratings, and spreading the word about TegraZone games
  • Uses Google+ login to personalize your TegraZone experience
  • TegraZone Collections will allow highlighting of special interest groups of games by feature, genre, or publisher
  • Support for NVIDIA SHIELD and MadCatz MOJO
  • Enabled for users of non-Tegra devices so they can learn about Tegra and great Android games
  • Minor bug fixes

While this is definitely a good idea for Tegra equipped devices I’m not sure if it will work for other devices. The game experience will not be the same as some CPUs and GPUs may be able to provide a smooth experience while others may not.

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Acer brings Android to the desktop with Acer TA272 HUL all-in-one device

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Acer announced today the launch of the Acer TA272 HUL Android all-in-one device. The TA272 HUL is a 27-inch 2K display unit powered by an NVIDIA Tegra processor running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device also comes with 16GB of internal storage and support for 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The stand for the device is made of a clear material to give the impression the unit is floating in the air. Acer has included USB 3.0, HDMI and DisplayPort connections so the unit can serve as an external display for other devices. Acer indicates the device includes their Acer Open Platform which can be used to easily Build Your Own Cloud for access to files from other devices.

The Acer TA272 HUL is now shipping around the globe. The suggested retail price is $1,099. Hit the break to view the full press release from Acer.

Acer Introduces Acer TA272 HUL Android All-in-One With WQHD Resolution for a Visually Stunning Home Computing Experience

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Editors’ Summary:

  • Android OS for the Android experience on a big screen — ideal for home entertainment, browsing and sharing
  • 27-inch WQHD high resolution, wide-viewing angles and 10-point capacitive touch
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® quad-core processor for smooth multi-tasking and amazing performance
  • Dolby surround sound effect
  • Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™) for creating reliable, more secure and easy-to-use self-built clouds

Acer today launched the Acer TA272 HUL Android all-in-one (“AIO”) that combines an ultra-high resolution 27-inch display, powerful NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor and premium chassis design.

The Acer TA272 HUL brings stunning visuals to home entertainment. It is equipped with a WQHD display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution that is four times sharper than HD, providing users incredibly crisp visuals for all their discerning entertainment needs. In addition, it also offers wide-viewing angles without color difference and a high contrast ratio, ideal for sharing and collaborating with friends and family. Featuring a 10-point touchscreen, users are provided a convenient, intuitive experience for apps and widgets.

The Acer TA272 HUL possesses the necessary performance for smooth multitasking, daily computing, gaming and applications. The system comes fitted with an NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor, 16G internal memory and dual-band 802.11 abgn wireless. Running Android OS 4.2 Jellybean, users can take advantage of millions of free apps and enjoy the Android experience afforded by mobile devices on a big screen.

The Acer TA272 HUL sports a premium design that incorporates a transparent base and asymmetric stand that makes the AIO appear it is floating and an edge-to-edge glass design for a seamless and minimalistic look. The stand allows the frame to be easily positioned from 30 to 80 degrees tilt, allowing users to set the most comfortable viewing angles. The Acer TA272HUL is also outfitted with two front-facing Dolby surround sound speakers for superb audio and a 2MP webcam.

Excellent connectivity is afforded including a USB 3.0 port for attaching game controllers and other peripherals. HDMI and DisplayPort permit the display to be used as an external monitor for other devices, and Windows 8 certification permits smooth touch control when the Acer TA272 HUL is used to project devices with Windows OS as well.

Acer PCs can be seamlessly integrated for accessing data anytime, anywhere through Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™) 1. It enables users to build their own cloud on their devices, such as music, photos and other types of clouds. These self-built clouds, based on an Acer Open Platform, are reliable, more secure, easy to use and provide users convenient access to their information and content anytime, anywhere.

Pricing and availability

The Acer TA272 HUL all-in-one is already shipping worldwide with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$1,099. For details about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer or see www.acer.com.

About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 3 for notebooks globally,2 Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2012 revenues reached US$14.7 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

© 2014 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners.

1. Acer BYOC available on Acer PCs with Windows and Android.
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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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BEST DEALS: Advent Vega Note 7 down to £99

The still really quite new update of the Advent Vega tablet line has been discounted by the Dixons group, with the Nvidia Tegra 4 powered Android device now available through the likes of Currys for just £99. For that, you get the powerful Tegra 4 chipset sitting alongside 1GB of RAM, with the only negative point being a slightly low-ish 1280 x 800 resolution display.

Still, for £99 that’s a great deal, AND…

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…using the code ACC10 gets you an extra 10 percent off at checkout, perhaps taking the price down to just £89 if you order online. Check it out here.

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Unannounced Barnes & Noble BNTV800 Nook Tablet Spotted at GFX Bench with Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC

It’s no secret Barnes & Noble is in a similar financial pickle to BlackBerry when it comes to its hardware manufacturing division, as the Nook line of e-readers and tablets seems but a paltry rival for Amazon’s Kindles at the box-office.

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B&N has struggled greatly to clear Nook HD and Nook HD+ inventory in recent months, appealing to numerous promotions, discounts and so-called special offers in a desperate attempt to become relevant in an ever-competitive tablet landscape.

Only nothing’s worked so far, which is why the news of the book retailer looking to outsource upcoming Nook gizmos caught essentially no one off guard. But then B&N had a sudden and quite inexplicable change of heart, the brand new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight e-reader saw daylight and now a full-fledged fresh Nook tab is pretty much confirmed as well.

No idea how this thing is to be called, but its ties with previous Nook generations are made crystal clear by the BNTV800 model number. Mind you, last year’s Nook HD is internally known as BNTV400, whereas the Nook HD+ is numbered BNTV600. Hence, monikers such as Nook HDX (a la Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX), Nook HD Ultra or Nook HD Plus Plus (I’m going a little overboard, I know) are likely in the cards.

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The question of “when” (as in when will it start selling) should be on everyone’s lips, not “if”, as the BNTV800 is surely real and coming soon, since someone bothered to take it for a quick benchmarking spin through GFX Bench.

As usual, the test’s database is generous with inside information, revealing the no doubt skinned version of Android running on the fourth-gen Nook tab will be based on 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Even more importantly, there seems to be a quad-core 1.8 GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 CPU beneath the hood, increasing the thing’s raw speed over 2012 Nooks by leaps and bounds.

Remember, the 7-inch Nook HD came packing a modest and now no longer in production dual-core 1.3 GHz TI OMAP 4470 SoC, and the 9-inch HD+ touted the same mediocre chip, only running at a slightly higher 1.5 GHz clock speed.

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As for the still somewhat nichey Tegra 4 platform, try to keep in mind that, while it’s a little hard on battery life, it’s pretty much as chipper as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 CPU, found inside the latest Kindle Fire, not to mention light years ahead of the S4 Pro powering the Nexus 7 2013.

Then again, it’s not fair to pit the BNTV800 against the N7 2013 yet, as Barnes & Noble’s size preferences remain a mystery. There’s a good shot the 7-inch Nook will get a direct heir, but I wouldn’t rule out the new tab being a 9-incher either. Or maybe there are two versions in the works again.

In any case, GFX Bench’s screen resolution listing can’t really clear the air, being an odd 1,620 x 1,008 pixels. Could that be UXGA (1,600 x 1,200) with on-screen buttons? Possibly, but be sure to take it with a pinch of salt.

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EVGA Tegra Note 7 tablet arriving with US retailers

NVIDIA announced the Tegra Note tablet platform back in September. That news was quickly followed by EVGA who unveiled a branded Tegra Note 7 tablet and mentioned that it would be available soon. Well, it appears as if the tablet has begun arriving with US retailers. So far we are seeing a listing with Newegg.

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The tablet has arrived at the expected price point, which is to say it is selling for $199.99. And otherwise, there wasn’t any surprise when it comes to the specs either. The EVGA Tegra Note 7 feature set includes a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. There is also a GeForce 72-core GPU and as the ‘Note’ in the name would suggest, the tablet also has an included stylus.

In this case, that would be the NVIDIA DirectStylus which brings the promise of 3x faster stylus performance with finer point and broader stroke control. Other hardware specs for the tablet include 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM and a 4100 mAh battery. There is also HDMI-out and Bluetooth for those looking to connect to a television and pair the tablet with a game controller.

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With that in mind, the Tegra Note 7 also features TegraZone access for Android games and arrives with the promise of any future over-the-air updates coming direct from NVIDIA. For now the tablet is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Remaining hardware includes WiFi and GPS/GLONASS as well as a VGA quality front-facing camera and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.

All said and done, the EVGA Tegra Note 7 appears to be a nice mix of price and specs. As to how the Tegra Note 7 stands up with real world use, those curious should head over and check out our full written review.

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NVIDIA Tegra Note video released

NVIDIA is showcasing the features of the NVIDIA Tegra Note in a new teaser video in an attempt to fuel excitement for the tablet.

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The teaser video underscores the NVIDIA Tegra Note’s ultra-fast mobile processor, the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4. This processor, according to the manufacturer’s claim, makes the slate the fastest 7-inch tablet in the world.

It also draws attention to the NVIDIA DirectStylus, which is said to be up to three times faster than the styluses that come with other tablets. This stylus boasts of a special system that provides the better control. It demonstrates the DirectStylus in action as it is used in the creation of a digital artwork with both fine points and broad strokes. The same stylus also claims to give better handwriting results due to its precision and flexibility that is shown to be able to mimic the experience of taking notes using a real pen.

Meanwhile, the NVIDIA PureAudio is touted as having the richest sound as well as the widest frequency range among the tablets available today, promising an immersive sound experience.

Compared to more expensive tablets, the NVIDIA Tegra Note says that it is able to provide as much as 50% faster web browsing.

Another notable feature is tap-to-track, which ensures good photos as it automatically tracks, focuses, and decides on the proper exposure.

NVIDIA also reminds consumers of the name it has made for itself in the gaming industry due to its capability to provide top-quality graphics. The manufacturer promises to bring such knowledge to its tablets, and make the devices truly powerful in the graphics department. This makes the Tegra Note highly suitable for gaming, as demonstrated in the video. In particular, it highlights the games that work best with the device, as they are optimized for NVIDIA Tegra. Among these are Hamilton’s Great Adventure, and Chuck Challenge 3D.

Gamers will be happy to know that the Tegra Note also supports the use of a Bluetooth controller for a gaming experience that is likened to that delivered by a console.

Lastly, the video shows the optional Slide Cover, which protects the Tegra Note. This slide cover is capable of three ways of positioning the device to provide maximum comfort to the user.

Be sure to check out this post to find out more about the specifications of the Tegra Note.

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NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 tablet to go on sale starting November 19th

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Buyers looking for an NVIDIA powered tablet will be able to buy a Tegra Note 7 tablet beginning November 19th for $199 with pre-orders starting today. The Tegra Note 7 was announced this past September as a partnership between NVIDIA and EVGA to bring an in-house branded tablet device sporting a stylus to market. At the $199 price point, the Tegra Note 7 is slightly less expensive than some other competitors like the Nexus 7 (2013) or the Kindle Fire HDX. However, users do give up some screen resolution as the Tegra Note 7 is only capable of a 1280×800 resolution. Perhaps taking a cue from Google, NVIDIA is shipping the Tegra Note 7 with a “pure” version of Android Jelly Bean. The Tegra Note 7 comes with a stylus that NVIDIA indicates has different “tips” that expand the functionality. You can check out how the stylus works after the break in a couple videos released by NVIDIA in conjunction with the announced availability of the device.

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NVIDIA DirectStylus Demo

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ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 unveiled with Tegra 4 and 7″ display

ADVENT has unveiled the Vega Tegra Note 7 this morning, which as the name would suggest, this is a 7-inch tablet powered by an NVIDIA Tegra processor. For now it looks like the release is limited to those in the UK and by way of retailers to include Currys and PC World. Availability aside, the Vega Tegra Note 7 will be sporting a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 (215 ppi) and arrive powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor.

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The Tegra 4 has a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU with the fifth battery-saver core. According to details coming from ADVENT, this makes the Vega Tegra Note 7 the “world’s fastest 7-inch Android tablet.” This tablet will also be one to arrive with a stylus. Specifically, the NVIDIA DirectStylus.

The tablet will be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean at launch and arriving with other hardware to include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. There will also be WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB and microHDMI.

Other details of the tablet have it landing with NVIDIA PureAudio which will be paired with the front-facing stereo speakers (complete with a bass-reflex port), a battery life that is said to be good for “10-plus hours of HD video playback” and TegraZone gaming. This tablet also looks like it will bring the Android release of Camera Awesome.

SmugMug has said the Camera Awesome app was heading to Android in the past, however they have always been quiet on the date. While SmugMug has yet to offer a general Camera Awesome release date, we do know the Vega Tegra Note 7 will be launching in the UK on November 15th. The tablet will be priced at £179.99 and pre-orders will begin on November 7th.

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HP Slate 7 Plus To Arrive This Holiday Season

HP is one of the major brands in the PC market but when it comes to tablets it is still finding its mark. The company previously released a low cost Android tablet called the HP Slate 7 which came with decent specs. A successor to this model is already in the works and is expected to hit the market this holiday season. The HP Slate 7 Plus is expected to become available in Europe first and has similar specs to the first generation Google Nexus 7.

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 HP Slate 7 Plus Technical Specifications

  • Operating system: Android  4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Display: 7-inch HD LED widescreen, multi-touch capable (1280 x 800)
  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Front Camera: VGA
  • Rear Camera: 5 MP autofocus with omnidirectional microphone on the back (720p)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, GPS, eCompass, gyroscope
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 (Compatible with Miracast),
  • Pre-installed software: HP ePrint, Skype, HP Photo Connected, File Manager HP, TegraZone
  • Battery: 4000mAh

The German HP website is has listed the price of this device at € 149.00 which is about US$205.

The HP Slate 7 plus is definitely one of the company’s powerful tablets as it comes with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor. This makes it able to easily handle any intensive multimedia tasks. It’s also able to provide console-like quality games which can be downloaded from the pre-installed TegraZone.

We previously said that this device was similar to the original Google Nexus 7. The only difference is that the HP model has a microSD slot which can be used to further expand its storage. Then there’s also the availability of a front and rear camera.

HP is quite active lately in releasing Android tablets in the market. Just last month the company introduced the HP Slate 7 HD and HP Slate 7 Extreme which is expected to hit the market this coming November. The HP Slate 7 HD is a low cost tablet using a Marvell PXA986 processor while the HP Slate 7 Extreme is priced higher and uses an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core chip.

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Xiaomi MI3 With Tegra 4 Gets October 15 Release Date

A month ago Xiaomi announced its upcoming flagship smartphone called the Xiaomi MI3 which is expected to not only be released in China but the global market as well. The company is known for making high quality Android devices and offering them at low prices. They are also known for their MIUI custom Android interface that has even been ported to other devices.

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Company co-founder Liwan Jiang announced recently that the Xiaomi MI3 will go on sale this coming October 15. This will however be the Nvidia Tegra 4 variant which is specifically made to run on China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G network.

There’s still no announcement yet as to when the variant using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset will be out. This is the WCDMA variant that can be used on most networks worldwide. Mass production for this version hasn’t started yet since Xiaomi has opted to use the latest MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800 and not the MSM8974 which is commonly found in most high end smartphones today. The delay may be in Qualcomm’s side as there is still no smartphone using the MSM8974AB chip out in the market today. Rumors however suggest that it may become available late November or early 2014.

Xiaomi MI3 with Nvidia Tegra 4 Technical Specifications

  • Nvidia Tegr a4 quad-core 1.8GHz
  • 1080P IPS display with ultra-sensitive touch
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 16GB or 64GB eMMC4.5 flash memory
  • SONY 13 MP Exmor RS CMOS back camera
  • 2MP BSI front camera
  • NFC & 2.4/5G Wi-Fi support
  • 3050 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 114mm×72mm×8.1mm
  • Weight: 145g

The device has high end specs that enable it to compete against some of the best flagship models out in the market today. An initial AnTuTu benchmark test conducted on the device reveals a score of 28,794 which is already pretty impressive.

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ZTE Geek with NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC officially announced in Beijing

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Roughly two months ago, we stumbled across the ZTE Geek smartphone which was allegedly going to be the world’s first handset with the NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC. And the smartphone has now gone official, although its hardware and features were no secret. ZTE announced the smartphone at the International Telecommunication Exhibition being held in Beijing. The hardware remains unchanged from previous leaks, but here’s a refresher anyways.

The ZTE Geek U988S packs a decent 5 inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, 13MP camera on the back accompanied by a 2MP front camera, a 1.8 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 chipset, a paltry 2,300 mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The smartphone is only available in China for the time being through China Mobile and appears to be incompatible with global 3G networks. Pricing has been set at 1,888 Chinese Yuan or $308, which is pretty impressive considering the hardware it packs.

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NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 SoC hasn’t received enough support from manufacturers as Qualcomm currently dominates the mobile chipset industry with its Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 800 line of chipsets. NVIDIA’s Tegra Note and the NVIDIA Shield handheld gaming console feature the Tegra 4 SoC though.

Source: WeiPhone (Translated)

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HP announces four new Android tablets

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HP has just unveiled four new Android tablets called the Slate 7 HD, Slate 7 Extreme, Slate 8 Pro and the Slate 10 HD. The most interesting of the four tablets is the Slate 7 Extreme as it packs specs similar to the NVIDIA Tegra Note which broke cover yesterday. It sports a stylus, frontal speakers with bass reflex along with NVIDIA’s PureAudio technology and the Tegra 4 SoC. It also comes with a 1280×800 resolution display, cameras on the front and back and a relatively stock version of Android.

The Slate 7 HD is the upgraded version of the HP Slate 7 which broke cover earlier this year in April. It packs a 1280×800 resolution display, a dual core processor, dual cameras and Beats Audio tech. The tablet will apparently feature support for T-Mobile’s cellular networks.

The Slate 8 Pro is much better equipped out of the four with an 8 inch 1600×1200 resolution display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It also sports an 8MP camera on the back with a 2MP front facing camera and a quad core Tegra 4 chipset. The tablet comes with a microSD card slot as well as a micro HDMI port for content mirroring.

The last of the HP’s Android tablets, the Slate 10 HD packs a massive 10.1 inch display with a sub-par resolution of 1280×800. The tablet also comes with cellular support like the Slate 7 HD and features front and rear cameras. HP hasn’t given out pricing or availability details on the tablets just yet, but a holiday season launch is expected.

Source: HP

Via: Engadget

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eVGA Tegra NOTE 7 tablet announced, coming soon

This morning NVIDIA announced some pretty major news that they’ll be supplying tons of manufacturers with an entire Android tablet platform. That being their often leaked 7-inch Tegra Tab. Instead though, this will be called the Tegra Note and sold from many 3rd party suppliers they use today in their GeForce PC lineup. eVGA, PNY, Zotac and more. We won’t see watercooled tablets, but you can bet they’ll still perform quite well.

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Hot on the heels of NVIDIA announcing the new Tegra Note platform, the folks from eVGA took the opportunity to mirror the announcement with their own. We aren’t getting any additional details at this point, and they’ve basically used the same graphic is NVIDIA, only they tossed the all familiar eVGA logo on it. The best in the GeForce graphics business is about to come to Android.

From my eVGA GeForce 8800GT, to SLI GTX 260′s, all the way to my watercooled eVGA GTX 580, they’ve been my go to brand for a dedicated graphics card in my gaming computer. And now we’re happy to confirm they’ll be selling awesome Android tablets starting at $199.

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The NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 (sold by and branded under eVGA) will sport a 7-inch HD display (likely 720p) and the quad-core Tegra 4 processor with 2GB of RAM. While exact specifics aren’t fully known yet, previously leaked images revealed micro-SD support for all those TegraHD games you’ll be playing, HDMI out to stream to the big screen, and NVIDIA’s PureAudio technology with front facing speakers.

We’re expecting to see a few different Tegra Note tablets hit the market in the next 30 days, so stay tuned for more details.

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NVIDIA Tegra Note Stops by FCC Revealing More Specs

Barely a week ago, leaked images and details of NVIDIA’s Tegra Tablet passing through a Taiwanese device certification site was the final confirmation that the popular chip and graphics modules maker may be venturing fully into the retail market with a new 7 inch tablet running on their most recent family of processors – Tegra 4.  NVIDIA has not really been manufacturing devices, but the NVIDIA Tegra Shield, the company’s first tablet and also one of the few Android Tablets designed for gaming, is what thrust the company name into the dais of Tablet manufacturers.

NVIDIA Tegra Note Tablet

Clear images of NVIDIA’s Tegra Note 7 inch tablet leaked and were published a couple of days ago and today, we get to know that NVIDIA’s new baby will certainly be coming to the US market as the device made a stop at FCC today.  This could be a sign that the company is looking to venture into the smartphone and tablets market to claim a portion of the tablet market.  Today, we get to know the most important specs of NVIDIA’s tablet, and it is quite an impressive device.

The specs

NVIDIA’s Tegra Note is still the same device that was leaked named NVIDIA Tegra Tab.  Apparently, the device has both two names at the moment, we are not sure which name the device will end up with or the manufacturer intends to release two models – an NVIDIA Tegra Tab and NVIDIA Tegra Note with slightly different hardware or software features.  For now, we know it’s a single device and here are its core specs according to documents supplied to FCC.

Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Processor: 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 (A new variant)

Display: 7 inch 1280x736p IPS screen

Memory: 2GB RAM, unknown internal memory but with a microSD card slot (Premium models only)

Cameras: 5 megapixels rear with AutoFocus, HD front cameras

Battery: 3200 or 4100 mAh

Others: MicroUSB, 3.5mm audio jack, microHDMI

The tablet comes with stylus support, a protective smart cover (shell) that is foldable in three dimensions just like iPad’s, dual front speakers (just like HTC One) and it has no physical navigational buttons on the front, just sides.

This document doesn’t reveal all the details of the tablet but from what we can see, this is very likely a mid-range tablet designed for affordability and possibly to reach as many buyers as possible as the company possibly prepares for bigger things ahead.  There are many mini-tablets in the market today, especially devices running on Android, and NVIDIA will not have a smooth landing in a market dominated by such names as Samsung Galaxy and, ASUS Nexus.

NVIDIA Tegra Note

Interestingly, NVIDIA seems to be drifting further back in the processor competition, letting Qualcomm have most of the fun.  This tablet, and possibly other devices to follow, could be NVIDIA’s way to make a fairly-priced gaming tablet to further prove that its tablets are better at that, but we cannot know till we know more about the NVIDIA Tegra Note or Tab.  The specs are at this point not surprising, so the specific details of the processor (and graphics) or software could be what will make the tablet a big success.

Pricing and availability details are still unknown but the tablet could be announced during the 2013 IFA in Berlin.

Source: FCC via Slash Gear Images courtesy of ChinaDIY.com.cn

 

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NVIDIA Tegra Note (Tab?) Stops by the FCC – 7″ HD Display, Tegra 4 Chipset, Stylus

The Tegra Note from NVIDIA stopped by the FCC recently, showing off its pretty exterior and listing out its internals for the world to know. Before we jump into specs, we should touch on the device’s name. According to some reports, this tablet will be marketed as the Tegra Tab, but from the FCC filing, […]
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NVIDIA Tegra Note Tablet Showcased in China, Specs Revealed

This year, NVIDIA has been working on a reference tablet to market to its partners, which had been previously leaked before as the Tegra Tab. This time, we are getting some really-detailed pictures and even some specifications to go along with them. According to the report, this device, labeled the Tegra Note, will be shopped around […]
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[IFA 2013] ASUS Re-Announces Transformer Pad Infinity TF701T – 2560×1600 10.1-Inch IPS Display, Nvidia Tegra 4, And Android 4.2

TF701TASUS gave us an early look at the Transformer Pad Infinity TF701T back at Computex, but now the device has been announced again in a bit more detail. The TF701T will be the Tegra 4-powered successor to the original Infinity. It bumps all the specs to fit nicely into the top tier of Android slates.

TF701T

The specs and design are locked down now, so here’s what ASUS has in store for tablet buyers:

  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40X quad-core
  • Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA, 300ppi)
  • LED-backlit with IPS with 10-point capacitive multi-touch
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB onboard storage with microSDXC (tablet) & SDXC (dock) slots
  • Cameras: 5MP F/2.4 rear camera, 1.2MP front camera with 720p HD video recording
  • Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n (dual-band) with Miracast, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR
  • Connectivity: Micro-HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack – Dock: USB 3.0 port, microSDXC card slot
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light, e-compass, gyroscope
  • Audio Tablet: Speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology, microphone
  • Battery Tablet: 31Wh lithium polymer with up to 13 hours battery life – Dock: 16Wh lithium polymer with up to 4 hours battery life
  • Color: Dark gray
  • Size & weight – Tablet: 263 x 180.8 x 8.9mm, 585g – Dock: 263 x 180.8 x 7mm, 570g

ASUS says the Transformer Pad Infinity TF701T will get a combined 17 hours of battery life when plugged into the dock, so it could last through two full work days.

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ZTE U988S to pack NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, set for China release soon

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It’s been nearly 8 months since NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor has been released, and just now we’re seeing the first mobile device using the technology. ZTE’s U988S will reportedly have the Tegra 4 packed inside, and is rumored to cost approximately 1,999 yuan, or $326 USD. A really nice price, considering how great the specs are. The ZTE U988S will include a 5-inch 1080p full HD touchscreen, a 13 MP rear shooter, 2 GB RAM, Dolby sound, and will ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

It’s going to be China Mobile-branded, so it most likely won’t make its way over to North America— it would probably do ZTE some good to make it available over here as well, though.

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ZTE U988S to pack NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, set for China release soon

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It’s been nearly 8 months since NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor has been released, and just now we’re seeing the first mobile device using the technology. ZTE’s U988S will reportedly have the Tegra 4 packed inside, and is rumored to cost approximately 1,999 yuan, or $326 USD. A really nice price, considering how great the specs are. The ZTE U988S will include a 5-inch 1080p full HD touchscreen, a 13 MP rear shooter, 2 GB RAM, Dolby sound, and will ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

It’s going to be China Mobile-branded, so it most likely won’t make its way over to North America— it would probably do ZTE some good to make it available over here as well, though.

Source: Unwired

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ZTE U988S Nears Release Date, Priced At $326

Last month we announced that ZTE will be releasing a smartphone that’s going to use Nvidia’s Tegra 4 processor. This processor is based on ARM’s Cortex-A15 architecture and was announced last January. So far only a few tablets are using this processor with no smartphone model having it. This is about to change as ZTE is making its final preparations to launch the ZTE U988S which if all goes well will have the distinction of becoming the world’s first Tegra 4 smartphone.

zte U988S

ZTE has been working on the U988S for quite some time now and have already started handing out review units to select Chinese media. This means that a release date is soon to be expected. The company has also revealed that the device will cost 1,999 Yuan which converts to roughly $326.

The price is very competitive and with its amazing specs a lot of people will definitely be tempted to buy it.

ZTE U988S Technical Specifications

  • Android Jellybean 4.2.1
  • 1.8GHz of Quad Core processor,
  • 5 inched Display and 1280 x 720p Display,
  • 2GB of RAM,
  • Front Facing Camera with 2MP,
  • 8MP of Rear Facing Camera,
  • Jellybean 4.2.1 Firmware Version,
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS

The device sports a full HD display which makes images on the screen appear lifelike. The use of a quad core Tegra 4 processor combined with 2 GB of RAM makes it perform faster. As far as its specs goes, this model could very well be the next flagship device of ZTE.

What’s so special about the Nvidia Tegra 4 chip anyway? Listed below are some of its features

  • NVIDIA GPU with up to 72 custom cores
  • Quad-Core ARM Processor
  • Variable SMP – All four cores can be used at maximum boost when needed
  • Computational Photography Camera
  • NVIDIA i500 LTE Modem

As of now we know that this model will work on China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network. There’s no information yet as to when a variant will be released that can be used by the international market.

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Apple Beware, Asus Has A Tegra 4-Powered Tablet With ‘Retina’ Display In The Pipeline

As passionate as we all are about all things Android and as much as we’d like to claim our favorite OS is closing the gap against Apple in the tablet arena, we have to admit Google is still a long way from winning that battle.

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But solid, budget-conscious slates such as the Nexus 7 are at least keeping our hopes alive and maybe, just maybe there will be a couple of 10-inch, top-notch contenders around in a few months or so. We know of at least one suspect starting today, a mystery Asus Eee Pad benchmarked over at GFX Bench not long ago.

Aside from being a part of the Eee Pad family, this fellow doesn’t really have a name yet, though a cryptic “Taurus” moniker seems to be in the cards. If I were to speculate, I’d say there’s a good chance we’re looking at a Transformer Pad Infinity 700 follow-up, but that’s not really of major importance right now.

What’s much more relevant is the presence of an Nvidia Tegra 4 chip beneath the tab’s hood and most of all the display’s “Retina” resolution. I know what you’re thinking. “Retina” is a marketing term coined by Apple, so Asus won’t be able to use it once this thing is out and about. For now however, it’s a good, albeit sneaky, way of building some hype.

Asus Eee Pad

The Eee Pad’s “Retina” panel is apparently boasting a stunning 2,560 x 1,504 pixels resolution, which will technically translate into 2,560 x 1,600 when adding the on-screen buttons in the equation. That’s a breathtaking 299 ppi pixel density (assuming the display is a 10.1-inch unit), which is far superior to that of the fourth-gen Apple iPad and on-par with the Nexus 10.

Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro is another fella that packs a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, although the resulting ppi is well below Asus’ 299. Shall I go on about how awesome this tab’s display should be? Let’s not.

Meanwhile, it’s interesting to see that, despite gloomy projections, Nvidia’s Tegra 4 platform seems to be grabbing more and more headlines. In this particular case, we’re dealing with a CPU powering four cores (duh!) and running at a clock speed of 1.9 GHz.

The only other detail known at the moment about the Asus Eee Pad “Taurus” is it runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Of course, considering the leak’s timing, we expect the gizmo to become official next month, during IFA, so be sure to check back with us in due time. Oh, and a little message for Cupertino. Be afraid! Be very afraid!

Via [GFX Bench]

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HP Slate 8 Pro shows up in GFX Bench with NVIDIA Tegra 4

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A new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered device showed up on the GFX Bench site from HP. Going by the codename “Bodhi” the device looks like it will be named the HP Slate 8 Pro when it hits the market. However, it is still not clear whether the number 8 in the name refers to a screen size of 8 inches or whether it is just an incremental model increase to replace the HP Slate 7.

The NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip will be running at 1.8GHz, much better than what HP did with the dual-core Cortex A9 found in the Slate 7. With NVIDIA’s newest chip, the device should be able to run in a nice, snappy manner and be able to keep up with some of the newer devices from Samsung or the new Nexus 7. It appears the device will come with a 1600×1200 resolution display, 2GB of RAM, a 5,000 mAh batter, a microSD card slot, and will run Android 4.2.2.

This hardware should help HP step up in the market some compared to the budget-shopper targeted Slate 7.

source: GFX Bench
via: Android Authority

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HP Slate 8 Pro shows up in GFX Bench with NVIDIA Tegra 4

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A new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered device showed up on the GFX Bench site from HP. Going by the codename “Bodhi” the device looks like it will be named the HP Slate 8 Pro when it hits the market. However, it is still not clear whether the number 8 in the name refers to a screen size of 8 inches or whether it is just an incremental model increase to replace the HP Slate 7.

The NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip will be running at 1.8GHz, much better than what HP did with the dual-core Cortex A9 found in the Slate 7. With NVIDIA’s newest chip, the device should be able to run in a nice, snappy manner and be able to keep up with some of the newer devices from Samsung or the new Nexus 7. It appears the device will come with a 1600×1200 resolution display, 2GB of RAM, a 5,000 mAh batter, a microSD card slot, and will run Android 4.2.2.

This hardware should help HP step up in the market some compared to the budget-shopper targeted Slate 7.

source: GFX Bench
via: Android Authority

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