Display

At the front of Tegra Note 7 is a 7-inch 1280x800 IPS LCD. This is the same form factor as what we saw on the previous generation Nexus 7, and thanks to the FCC’s internal photos, we know the exact panel. It’s an LG LD070WX3 panel, interestingly enough same as the Kindle Fire HD, for comparison as far as I know the Nexus 7 of yesteryear used a Hydis panel.

Inside Display settings on the Tegra Note there’s a a color correction preset, which allows one to switch between sRGB and Native.

 

I’m grateful that NVIDIA is being upfront for users who want either sRGB calibration or the native properties of the panel. In addition NVIDIA is exposing a toggle under power for turning PRISM on or off, which some users disliked on the previous gen Nexus 7. I turned this off and the color mode to sRGB when testing.

Subjectively the display on Tegra Note is appealing, with no immediately visible superficial problems like light bleeding from the edges or a quick falloff in contrast at extreme viewing angles. I wish that the device had a high DPI panel like I’ve gotten used to with so many of the newer tablets, but otherwise the display is subjectively good enough.

Display Brightness - Black Level

Display Brightness - White Level

Display Contrast Ratio

CalMAN Display Performance - White Point Average

CalMAN Display Performance - Grayscale Average dE 2000

CalMAN Display Performance - Gamut Average dE 2000

CalMAN Display Performance - Saturations Average dE 2000

CalMAN Display Performance - Gretag Macbeth Average dE 2000

Color calibration is, you guessed it, better than the old Nexus 7, but not quite as good as the newer Nexus 7. It’s clear that NVIDIA placed some emphasis on getting the display close, but it could still be closer.

Performance - CPU, GPU, NAND WiFi, Camera, Speakers
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  • ddriver - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    Blame Java for that, it is one of the worst programming languages in terms of memory efficiency. And naturally, the lousy developers... heck, the skHype on my PC right now consumes 102 MB of ram, I'd say any developer who produces a simple messaging app that takes 100 mbs of ram idling should be fired out of a cannon into the sun. Reply
  • Dribble - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    nexus 5, 7 have 2GB, some android tablets now have 3GB.

    iPad/iPhone handle less ram better but that's because they don't really multi task, and even then they don't have enough - e.g. browsing web have a load of tabs open and it'll keep reloading pages if you switch between them loosing anything you had done in them. I wouldn't buy an iPad with 1GB either.
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  • BallGum - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    I would say wait for the Nexus 10 2013.
    It has a larger screen, that much we know for sure.

    A potential leak occurred a short while ago which I have detailed over at my blog here: http://theballofgum.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/nexus-1...

    I hope that information helps,
    BallGum
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  • ChanduG - Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - link

    1080P needs 2GB RAM otherwise you won't need 2GB. Reply
  • ESC2000 - Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - link

    Agree about the RAM.... really too bad esp RAM is crucial on Android. Course I don't need another tablet anyway bc I bought the nexus 7 2013 in July and got the Dell venue pro 8 in the awesome microsoft sale a few weeks back. Reply
  • lever_age - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    I don't really follow the tablet market. Is there anything with a similar price with similar GPU performance? Seems like it makes a strong case for the price as a gaming device, but do people actually play those 3D games on Android? I mean... touchscreen lag, controls... I don't even want to get started. You can use a controller, but that kills the portability unless maybe we're talking Shield. Reply
  • TraderHorn - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    Your 3d Mark physics score for the Asus T100 appears to be incorrect. I noticed the same thing in the initial review ofthe Asus T100. The number seems to mixed up with the graphics score. Reply
  • kdr9hu5 - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    And I stopped reading after the bit about the display resolution... For $30 just get the Nexus 7. Reply
  • Pirks - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    Tegra Note pwns Nexus 7 in game framerates, and it will pwn even next version of Nexus 7 judging by how poor Nexus 7 GPU showed off in on-screen benchmarks. If you are after gaming tablet, Tegra Note is light years ahead of competition right now. Reply
  • lmcd - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    On-screen means that the T4 was doing 2/3 or less of the work. Reply

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