NVIDIA's Tegra Note 7 LTE and Tegra 4i Devices: Hands Onby Anand Lal Shimpi on February 26, 2014 2:48 AM EST
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Yesterday I spent some time with NVIDIA where I played with the newly announced Tegra Note 7 LTE. Internally the $299 Note 7 LTE is identical to the WiFi-only version, but with the inclusion of a NVIDIA i500 mini PCIe card.
As many of you noticed in our announcement post of the Tegra Note 7 LTE, there is an increase in weight for the LTE version. It turns out the added weight is because the Note 7 LTE actually gets a slightly redesigned chassis that's a bit more structurally sound. The main visual change is on the back cover which now looks more 2013 Nexus 7-like.
The Tegra Note 7 LTE was able to connect and transact data on a live LTE network. NVIDIA tells me that devices will be available sometime in Q2 and will ship fully unlocked. NVIDIA did add that the final list of bands supported might change.
NVIDIA also had the Wiko WAX, which is one of the first (if not the first) retail Tegra 4i device. The WAX features a 4.7" 720p display, 8MP rear facing camera and obviously NVIDIA's Tegra 4i. NVIDIA expects availability in Europe beginning in April.
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deltatux - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkWith Nvidia already in the tablet game, what's to stop them from creating like the Tegra Note 5 and have a reference platform for their partners to manufacture? It's the GPU model for consumer electronics! I would love to see that happen, but I'm currently super disappointed that there's no AWS HSPA support which is a deal breaker for me...
ddriver - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkA friendly advice to nvidia - next time they make a "note" product, be sure it can actually be used to take notes with the stylus. Otherwise... what's the point?
fzkl - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkIt has a stylus.
ddriver - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkI did not say it doesn't have a "stylus", I just said it is not applicable for note taking any more than using your finger or a 2$ DIY capacitive pen.
SteveNYC - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkYeah, I don't get this comment either. It has a stylus? What doesn't it do? Is it that you don't like the capabilities of their implementation? Most of the comments I've seen have been fairly positive to what they did.
ddriver - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkIt has a stylus but it is not precise enough, it is regular capacitive stylus, just enabled to work with finer tip, but it is still capacitive much like using your finger. On the tegra note you cannot write as you can on paper, maybe if you use really big characters, but normal script handwriting is a no-go. A far cry from wacom enabled digitizers found in the samsung note series, which actually can be used for writing normally.
pseudo7 - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkBrian didn't find any problem with it:
Seems good to me
ddriver - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkThat seems good to you?
Who knows, that could be his actual handwriting, although I doubt it, unless he is 4 years old or suffers from some physical disability. Still don't see the problem? Perhaps you have problems with your vision?
hero4hire - Thursday, February 27, 2014 - linkGot it. You're a troll.
Anders CT - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkIt is fine for note taking. Did you try it out?
It might be a regular capacitive stylus, but the digitizer signal processing is far from regular. In my experience the Tegra Note 7 stylus has less lag, equal accuracy, poorer pressure sensitivity, and no hover, compared to a wacom equipped tablet like the Galaxy Note 8. It is definately not like using your finger or a 2$ stylus.