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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  • 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 of the Asus T100. The number seems to be mixed up with the graphics score.

    -Sorry for the double post- accidentally hit reply instead of posting a new comment.
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  • kishorshack - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    This review could have waited
    I was waiting for nexus review :(
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  • nedjinski - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    Why isn't the Kindle Fire HDX in this review? Reply
  • PC Perv - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    May I remind your bias, Mr. Klug?

    HTC One Display: http://anandtech.com/show/6747/htc-one-review/10
    Galaxy S4 Display: http://anandtech.com/show/6914/samsung-galaxy-s-4-...
    Galaxy Note 3 Display: http://anandtech.com/show/7376/samsung-galaxy-note...

    And yet for Shield and this Note copycat "Tegra Note," all you can say is "I am grateful for NVIDIA." Seriously? Where are all the rants (against Samsung) and lavish compliments (for HTC) along with detailed tables and color charts? How about some talk about accuracy of so-called sRGB mode that you are so grateful for?

    If you think "not lying" is enough, think again. Your readers are more intelligent than that. "Lying by omission" is as bad a sin as any in this business.
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  • quickbunnie - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    http://anandtech.com/Gallery/Album/3205 Reply
  • JoshHo - Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - link

    You're awfully angry over Nvidia's attempt to provide a calibrated screen mode.

    Obviously it's not great, but in all likelihood the cheaper display is the gating factor here, not the calibration setting. Samsung has no excuse when they're selling phones for 500+USD.
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  • SilthDraeth - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    I thought the original Nexus 7, and the successor had GPS, yet you left them off the comparison table. Reply
  • PC Perv - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    (OEM) Giving exclusives to bloggers guarantees some degree of positive reviews. (see also: "Shield" review) This is a sad reality where bloggers and corporations are shackled to the same food chain. Reply
  • tviceman - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    It really is a shame they couldn't go at least 1680x1050 on this tablet. Reply
  • Pirks - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    Preordered! Reply

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