EVGA Tegra Note 7 Android 4.3 Tablet Review
Introduction and Specifications
NVIDIA officially took the wraps off of its Tegra Note mobile platform a few weeks back, though rumors had been circulating for months that the company was designing its own tablet. If you’re unfamiliar with the Tegra Note, it’s a 7”, Android-based tablet, powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 SoC. Beyond that, the Tegra Note also marks NVIDIA’s second foray into the consumer electronics market, with an in-house designed product; NVIDIA's SHIELD was the first. With the Tegra Note 7, however, NVIDIA is following a similar model to its graphics card business. NVIDIA designed the Tegra Note reference platform, but it is up to its retail partners to market, sell and support the devices.
We’ve got a retail-ready EVGA Tegra Note 7 in house and will give you the goods on the pages ahead. Unlike some earlier previews you may have seen already, however, we’ve updated the device to the just-released, official Android 4.3 OTA, so what you see on the pages ahead is exactly what you can expect should you pick up one of these tablets when they become available again (the first batch sold out right away)...
|EVGA Tegra Note 7
The EVGA Tegra Note 7 doesn’t ship with many accessories in its box. Included with the tablet itself (which has its stylus attached), you’ll find a basic quick start guide and a micro-USB charger. There is no case or pouch included, or any NVIDIA specific values add-ons. Considering the Note 7’s sub-$200 price point, however, we weren’t expecting much to see many bundled items thrown in, really.
EVGA does offer a couple of accessories for the Note 7. There is a smart cover available for $29.99 and a pro stylus for $19.99. The smart cover doubles as a stand and the pro stylus offers a 2mm tip, variable stroke thickness, an eraser feature.