NVIDIA / EVGA Tegra Note 7 goes up for pre-order for $199; launches Nov 19th at Newegg


NVIDIA and EVGA have just announced their Tegra Note 7, one of the first tablets based on the NVIDIA Tegra Note reference platform. This platform promises powerful Tegra 4 tablets for as little as $200, and that’s exactly where the two have priced this rendition.

The Tegra Note 7 — available for pre-order today and launching November 19th at — doesn’t house many game changing internals or features, but you are getting a decent buy for just $200. Aside from the aforementioned Tegra 4 processor, the Tegra Note 7 comes with something NVIDIA’s calling an “active stylus” experience, giving you palm rejection and the ability to switch between fine point and broad strokes. It doesn’t sound like a Galaxy Note-level stylus experience, but it’s not bad for $200.

NVIDIA’s also highlighting the camera capabilities thanks to the Tegra 4’s Chimera chip for enhanced video and photo taking. For video,users can record at up to 120 frames per second, giving you the ability to record silky smooth slow motion video. They also mentioned that a software update will soon enable HDR mode, which can be enabled as an “always on” experience.

While NVIDIA wasn’t interested in highlighting many other specs in this particular release, we’ve already been let in on the details about what else lies under the hood. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Tegra 4 Cortex-A15 with 72-core GeForce GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 7-inch 1280 x 800 display
  • 5 megapixel rear camera w/ VGA front camera
  • 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot
  • Front-facing “HD audio” stereo speakers
  • A Stylus with tips for chiseling and brushing
  • microHDMI
  • Full stock Android (latest version)
  • Over-the-air software updates from NVIDIA
  • 10 hours of battery

Not too shabby for $200, I’d say. Kick your gear into high and head to Newegg’s site if you want in on what could become one of the best gift ideas for the forthcoming holiday season.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Are they seriously touting camera capabilities on a tablet? Come on! No wonder people are walking around snapping shots with theses things.

    Also, when they refer to the “latest” version on Android, are they referring to KitKat? If so, this is very enticing.

    1. The tablet will shipping with android 4.2.2. From the review they mention it will get 4.3 update in december (together with always on HDR since the function is not available in current 4.2.2 built) and currently nvidia are working 4.4 as well for future update

  2. 1GB of ram was a pretty bad decision though

    1. The display is the first thing I look for in a tablet.
      So this I pass without a second glance.

      1. What non-Apple tablet has the best display, in your opinion?

        1. Nexus 10?
          Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition?

    2. true but the price reflects it, hey the new ipad mini has 512mb of ram lol.

  3. A stylus with a tablet named Note 7 not by Samsung? Lawsuit?

  4. When trying to compete with the Nexus 7, I wish someone would’ve told Nvidia that the bezel doesn’t count :P

  5. maybe next version will get it right! resolution, ram and look.
    performance and price is there but is that enough today with so many other options.

  6. so it’s not the same resolution as the 2013 nexus 7, but is the processor really the fastest one? if so, i think that would be a good reason to go with this one. i just want my webpages to load up fast, it’s really annoying. that being said, i just ordered the nexus 7 2012 refurbished for $79 and i can’t really justify spending the $200+ for the nexus 7 2013. none of the latest phones/tablets wowed me this year. if the galaxy note 3 had a better camera w/ ois, i would have sprung for it

    1. I’ve had the Shield for awhile, and i actually love browing the web with it. really fast loading web pages. both the stock browser and chrome browser. I’d expect the same from this.

    2. I have the Shield, Ausus TF701T (both Tegra 4), a Nexus 7 2012 (Tegra 3), a Nexus 4 (SnapDragon S4 Pro), a Galaxy Nexus (TI OMAP4460) and a Toshiba Thrive (Tegra 2). My T4 devices provide by far the fastest web browsing experience, rivaling and sometimes surpassing lower-end laptops and Chromebooks. Check out, around 3:42 where they compare browser speed. The Note 7 smokes the iPhone5 and the Samsung Note 8, and is nearly as fast as an iMac desktop.

      Some people claim the T4 runs hot, and they are right only if the the device is poorly engineered, as with the Toshiba Write. In my experience, the Nexus 4 (SnapDragon S4 Pro) is the only device where I have seen any thermal shutdown — way too frequently, in fact. I have yet to have any problem with the Shield — not surprising, as it is designed for 100% load and has active cooling — or the TF701T which is passively cooled.

      1. i’ll get my nexus 7 2012 tomorrow and see if it’s adequate. i plan to mostly use it for video on the go and some other things as i gave up my note 2 for an iphone 5 because i needed a reliable phone but i miss android dearly. i’m hoping that next year’s phones like the note 4, lg g3, and others can pull it all together and have great battery life, exceptional cameras, and blazing fast speed. i bought and quickly sold the nexus 5 which was nice but the camera was a dealbreaker for me. thanks for the input, does anyone know of a website that compares tablet performance? i have shied away from tablets because they are just so slow loading webpages but the tegra 4 seems to be slowly bridging that gap…

        1. Tom’s hardware has a really good performance review. And yes, this tablet out paces just about everything including tablets at over twice the price. It also pretty much confirms nVidia’s “world’s fastest 7 inch tablet” claim, at least for now :-),3668.html

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