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XOLO today launched its new tablet ‘XOLO Play Tegra Note’, powered with NVIDIA Tegra  4 processor & Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, – claiming to be the world’s fastest tablet ever. I can’t wait it to reach here for review because; the hardware specification on paper looks very good.

The price of INR 17,999/- for this tablet looks good considering it ships with the NVIDIA DirectStylus™ technology. However, it now competes with Amazon Kindle HDX tablets which have similar specs minus the stylus. So if someone is not keen on getting stylus may consider Kindle HDX (not launched in India yet) or Nexus 7 2013 Edition, considering the brands.

Having said that, I will certainly take a look XOLO Play Tegra Note, before I decide to buy one (Yes, the name is difficult to keep up with). The design of this tablet looks stunning & the tablet is powered with 72-core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU, 1.8 GHz Quad core Cortex A15 (with a battery saver core) processor & NVIDIA PureAudio™ — Surround Sound like audio on front-facing stereo speakers with Bass Boost.

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XOLO Tegra Note – Key Features

  • XOLO Tegra Note offers a stylus based on NVIDIA Direct Stylus technology with pressure sensitive finer point
  • Advanced camera powered with ‘NVIDIA Chimera Computational Photography Architecture’ that uses the full potential of Tegra 4’s power
  • NVIDIA PureAudio™ that offers surround sound like audio with bass-reflex port

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XOLO Play Tegra Note – Hardware Specifications

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Processor Chipset NVIDIA® Tegra® 4
CPU NVIDIA Tegra 4 – 1.8 GHz Quad + 1 Cortex A15
Graphics Core Make 72 core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU
Memory RAM 1 GB DDR3L, 12.8 GB/s
Internal Memory 16 GB eMMC
Micro SD slot for up to additional 32GB storage
Display Display Size 7 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280px
216 PPI
Display Technology HD IPS Display with LED Backlight
Camera Rear camera 5 MP AF Instant HDR
Front camera VGA
Audio Audio codecs supported All popular formats
NVIDIA PureAudio™ — Surround Sound effect on front-facing stereo speakers with Bass Boost
Touch High-speed 10-point capacitive DirectTouch
Stylus Chisel Tip NVIDIA DirectStylus™ Technology
Communications USB v2.0
Bluetooth v4.0 LE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
WLAN support Yes
GPS / GLONASS Yes
Sensors Direction Sensor Yes
G – Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Light Sensor Yes
E- Compass Yes
Gyro Sensor Yes
Linear Acceleration Sensor Yes
Rotation vector Sensor Yes
Peripheral Interfaces HDMI Up to Ultra HD 4K display support
USB USB2.0 with host and device support
Audio Jack 3.5 mm audio jack with mic support
Mic Front mic for chat and voice commands
Power USB charger 5V, 2A
Operating System Android™ v4.2.2 (Upgrades will be available)
Video Video playback 1080p
Video codecs supported MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GP, DivX
Battery Battery capacity 4100 mAh
Total Charging Time 3 Hours
Video Plaback (720p, 4 Mbps HP H.264) Up to 8 Hrs
Dimensions 190mm x 120mm x 9.4mm
Weight 320 gm
Accessories (Purchased separately) Slide Cover, DirectStylus Pro Pack

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There are certain specs which I think are not with the current standard for tablet hardware such as; it doesn’t have USB 3.0 which would have given a better throughput, the battery power seems on a lower side despite the fact that it uses a battery saver core in Tegra processor, display resolution seems on a lower side.

Though, 1GB RAM is also not a standard in latest offerings & 2GB should have been there, but, with one of the fastest processors & solid GPU – 1GB should suffice for this device to offer better performance. We’ll get it here soon & will share the ‘XOLO Play Tegra Note’ un-boxing, hands-on video review on our YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel at YouTube.com/TechZoomOrg. If you have any questions about this device, let us know in the comments

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