The Nvidia Tegra Note 7 gets LTE, a price hike, and nothing else (hands-on)

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/ Updated: March 4, 2014 1:44 PM PST

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 Tegra Note 7 with LTE is simply the original Tegra Note with an i500 modem, giving it the powers of LTE. Sarah Tew/CNET

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.

Sarah Tew/CNET

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.

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