Nvidia Tegra Note is a 7-inch Android gaming tablet for £180

The Nvidia Tegra Note packs the company's latest mobile hardware and will only set you back £180. It's a real 7-inch rival to the new Nexus 7.

Take note, Android fans -- Nvidia has a gaming tablet for your consideration, and it's going to be impressively cheap.

The Nvidia Tegra Note packs the company's latest mobile hardware, it'll run the latest version of Android (4.3) at launch, and will only set you back £180. It's a real 7-inch rival to the new Nexus 7 .

Not to be confused with Samsung's line of the same name, the Note packs Nvidia's top of the line Tegra 4 chip, which has four cores and one extra low-power core for background processes, to save battery. Its 72-core GeForce GPU promise cutting-edge 3D graphics -- it's used in the bonkers Nvidia Shield gaming handheld.

Where the Note cuts corners to save money is the screen. Its 1,280x800-pixel isn't quite Full HD, which is the standard for the best 7-inch slates these days. It also only has 1GB of RAM, whereas 2GB is standard for quad-core gadgets.

By comparison, the new £199 Nexus 7 has a Full HD 1080p screen and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno graphics -- and 2GB of RAM. It'll be really interesting to see how they both run the latest Android blockbusters when we get themin for full reviews.

Other noteworthy features of the Tegra Note include 16GB of storage that's expandable with a microSD card, an HDMI connector for hooking up to your big telly, and front-facing speakers (which Nvidia claims have the widest frequency range in a tablet). There's also a stylus for making, um, notes, and a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 100 frame per second video. Its battery promises 10 hours of video playback.

You'll be able to buy the Tegra Note in the UK in October from Nvidia partners EVGA and Zotac, which are online retailers and not, as they may sound, anti-depression medicines.

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