Ah, there it is. The rumored NVIDIA Tab device
is the NVIDIA
Tegra Note--not a device per se
, but a platform. NVIDIA is essentially providing a reference platform other companies can use to released branded tablets. (This appears to be in the spirit of a continuation of NVIDIA’s Project KAI, which provided a reference design for Tegra 3 tablets, including the Google Nexus 7.)
The 7-inch (1280x800, IPS display) Tegra Note platform features a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4
processor with a 72-core GeForce
GPU, 16GB of onboard storage, rear 5MP camera and front webcam, front-facing stereo speakers, micro HDMI connector, and the latest Android OS.
The device purports to last 10 hours on a battery charge, and any software updates will come OTA from NVIDIA. With a Bluetooth connection, the device can be used as a game controller, and users get access to TegraZone.
One of the premiere features of the platform is the stylus; with a Digital Stylus Pro Pack, users get a writing implement with interchangeable tips, broader stroke control, and a handful of bundled apps.
Tablets built on the Tegra Note platform are coming in October from the likes of EVGA, PNY Technologies, Oysters, Zotac, Colorful, XOLO, Gigabyte, and more.