NVIDIA named the service during CES 2013. And while we suspect many would have hoped for this news sooner, it looks like the first beta access is now available. Sadly though, that is limited to those in Northern California area at this time. Specifically, in the San Jose area.
NVIDIA is trying to further tempt those who have been considering picking up a SHIELD game system. For Black Friday, or more specifically, for the Black Friday weekend, NVIDIA has lowered the price and is also including a few extras. And just to clarify the weekend timeframe, the Black Friday SHIELD offer will come to a close at 11:59 PST on December 2nd, 2013.
NVIDIA announced the Tegra Note tablet platform back in September. That news was quickly followed by EVGA who unveiled a branded Tegra Note 7 tablet and mentioned that it would be available soon. Well, it appears as if the tablet has begun arriving with US retailers. So far we are seeing a listing with Newegg.
Tegra 4 tablet, with a decent stylus, and the promise of pure Android? NVIDIA's Tegra Note 7 platform, on sale from today, has plenty of Android aficionados talking, the $199 tablet arriving in the US with EVGA branding but really the brainchild of the chip manufacturer itself. So far Samsung has had the stylus market effectively in a stronghold, but NVIDIA wants to change all that using some Tegra 4 smarts.
NVIDIA dropped an official announcement for the Tegra Note tablet platform back in September. The key words here were tablet platform as NVIDIA will have partners selling the actual hardware. One partner example is ADVENT, who unveiled the Vega Tegra Note 7 last week. Regardless of the partner though, the hardware will remain the same and NVIDIA announced these with a price point of $199.
NVIDIA rolled out an update for the SHIELD a short time back. That one brought the system up to Android 4.3 and while that was a nice aspect, there were several other important aspects to the update. One of those others was something called GameStream. In the case of the NVIDIA SHIELD, GameStream mode means users can stream PC game to the handheld console.
ViewSonic has introduced the SonicSmart VSD241, which is a 24-inch display that is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Basically, this is touted as being an all-in-one smart display. The VSD241 sports a 1920 x 1080 resolution and in addition to Jelly Bean, the display will have access to the Google Play Store.