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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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ProcessorChipsetNVIDIA® Tegra® 4
CPUNVIDIA Tegra 4 – 1.8 GHz Quad + 1 Cortex A15
Graphics CoreMake72 core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU
MemoryRAM1 GB DDR3L, 12.8 GB/s
Internal Memory16 GB eMMC
Micro SD slot for up to additional 32GB storage
DisplayDisplay Size7 inches
Resolution800 x 1280px
216 PPI
Display TechnologyHD IPS Display with LED Backlight
CameraRear camera5 MP AF Instant HDR
Front cameraVGA
AudioAudio codecs supportedAll popular formats
NVIDIA PureAudio™ — Surround Sound effect on front-facing stereo speakers with Bass Boost
TouchHigh-speed 10-point capacitive DirectTouch
StylusChisel TipNVIDIA DirectStylus™ Technology
CommunicationsUSBv2.0
Bluetoothv4.0 LE
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
WLAN supportYes
GPS / GLONASSYes
SensorsDirection SensorYes
G – SensorYes
Proximity SensorYes
Light SensorYes
E- CompassYes
Gyro SensorYes
Linear Acceleration SensorYes
Rotation vector SensorYes
Peripheral InterfacesHDMIUp to Ultra HD 4K display support
USBUSB2.0 with host and device support
Audio Jack3.5 mm audio jack with mic support
MicFront mic for chat and voice commands
PowerUSB charger 5V, 2A
Operating SystemAndroid™ v4.2.2 (Upgrades will be available)
VideoVideo playback1080p
Video codecs supportedMPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GP, DivX
BatteryBattery capacity4100 mAh
Total Charging Time3 Hours
Video Plaback (720p, 4 Mbps HP H.264)Up to 8 Hrs
Dimensions190mm x 120mm x 9.4mm
Weight320 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