NVIDIA unveiled the US$199 Tegra Note tablet back in September as a reference design tablet for its NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. With the announcement this week at CES 2014 for the new Tegra K1 processor, it should come as no surprise that NVIDIA now appears to have unveiled details to its partners of a new reference design called the Tegra K1 Reference Tablet.
Leveraging the Tegra Note 7 chassis, the Tegra K1 reference tablet improves upon its predecessor with a 7-inch WUXGA (1920×1200) display, 4GB of RAM and the aforementioned Tegra K1 processor. Given that the 32-bit version of the Tegra K1 will lmake its way into devices in the first half of the year, it is likely to be the processor found under the hood of this new tablet. NVIDIA could then follow it up with a 64-bit version later in the year.
It’s not clear whether the new tablet will support stylus input like its predecessor. The name suggests that it might not. At the same time, there is no real reason why NVIDIA would drop the feature except as a cost-saving measure in a bid to keep the price as low as possible.
A number of manufacturers, including Hewlett-Packard, released tablets based on the original NVIDIA Tegra Note. It remains to be seen if and when NVIDIA will formally announce its new reference design and let history repeat itself with models from different partners. Here’s hoping that we hear more about this tablet soon!
Source : Liliputing