BARCELONA, Spain -- Nvidia has debuted a new reference design for its Tegra Note 7 with LTE tablet. The additional features? A Tegra i500 modem and a new price of $299, which is $100 more than the Wi-Fi version. Look for it in late April.
Other than the new modem, everything else is identical to the Wi-Fi version. It still includes a stylus and a 7-inch IPS screen with 1,280x800 resolution. There are also Micro-USB and Micro-HDMI connections, and a microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB storage cards.
The LTE Tegra Note 7 will retail for $299. That feels a bit expensive to me, seeing as how the Wi-Fi version is $100 cheaper, but it pretty much aligns with typical cellular premiums on tablets.
I guess I feel that way since the Wi-Fi version offered so much value, I expected Nvidia to low-ball its pricing here, too. Given that, it makes me seriously question the value of a $300 Tegra Note 7, even with LTE. That's a question best left to the review, however.
Look for more information on the Tegra Note 7 LTE -- likely the EVGA version -- when it hits the market in April.