NVIDIA Unveils 7-Inch Tegra Note 7

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On the same day that Apple announced the availability of its much-anticipated Retina iPad mini, NVIDIA and its U.S. partner EVGA unveiled its own 7-inch Android tablet called the EVGA Tegra Note 7.

Equipped with a Tegra 4 quad-core processor, a 1280×800 display, micro HDMI to connect to HD televisions, 16GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera (along with a front-facing webcam), the $199 device offers a strong Android tablet alternative to the pricier Nexus 7 and Galaxy Note 8.

EVGA claims that the device has the world’s first HDR camera in a tablet, a feature that could draw interest from those looking to use the Tegra Note 7 as their primary photo-taking device, rather than a smartphone or a standalone camera.

Aside from its speedy processor and budget-friendly price, NVIDIA is focused on showing off the power of its stylus device. In an elaborate demonstration video, NVIDIA compares the sensitivity and accuracy of its DirectStylus device with the stylus options available for theNexus 7 and the Galaxy Note 8.

As of Tuesday, e-retailer Newegg had the Tegra Note 7 available for pre-order. It will officially go on sale starting Nov. 19.

Mike