Nvidia unveils Tegra Note 7-inch tablet for $199

In an effort to continue expanding its hardware offerings beyond GPUs, chipmaker Nvidia finally unveils its 7-inch Android tablet, the Tegra Note.

Nvidia's Tegra Note 7-inch tablet contains the chip-maker's Tegra 4 processor and comes with a $199 price tag. Nvidia

Nvidia's much rumored 7-inch tablet is finally here. Called the Tegra Note, the stylus-supported Android tablet sports the chipmaker's Tegra 4 processor. With a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU, that makes the gaming-oriented device "the world's fastest 7-inch tablet," Nvidia claims.

While not a far cry from the Tegra Tab title many had bestowed upon the mysterious device when more of its specs were gleaned from FCC filings last week, the Tegra Note's full capacity is now ready to be dissected.

For $199, users get the only tablet with the speedy Tegra 4 -- currently benchmarked as the fastest mobile processor on the market -- alongside an alleged battery life that supports 10 hours of HD video playback. The Note also has a 1,280x800-pixel IPS display, a front-facing HD camera, and a 5-megapixel rear camera capable of 100 fps video playback. It will run a near-stock version of Android Jelly Bean.

The Note will also support Nvidia's DirectStylus technology, first demoed in June at Computex when the device was still referred to as the Tegra Tab.

Rounding out Nvidia's new tablet is a region-focused platform that offers accessories and related features from various Nvidia partners. "Among them are EVGA and PNY Technologies in North America; EVGA, Oysters, and ZOTAC in Europe; Colorful, Shenzhen Homecare Technology and ZOTAC in Asia-Pacific; and XOLO in India," Nvidia writes in its official Tegra Note press release.

Nvidia did not specify a release date for the device, but claims that it will be bringing it to market in the next few months.

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