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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  • Morawka - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    arent those yoga 2's $1500 Reply
  • ddriver - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    And if you are really serious - use pen and paper. And if the environmental impact is a major factor - scan, ocr and recycle the paper ;)

    Nothing beats pen and paper, and especially not a glossy screen. It is mighty inconvenient to use a stylus on a glossy surface, it is just too damn slippery and does not have the nice grip of paper. I am looking to get some kind of a matte screen protector for my note 3, the pen feels much, much better on a matte surface, tested on my dell monitor, much more grip and much better control over the tip.
  • zodiacsoulmate - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    I use surface pro and it completely replaced paper(even math assignments). when i print the solution out, it looks the same as i wrote it on paper but cleaner. Reply
  • Krysto - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    What's wrong with the Note? Surface Pro also comes twice as much, and feels twice as heavy. That being said, I'd rather wait for Galaxy Note 12.2 if I was an artist. Reply
  • frostyfiredude - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    I've got a Pro 2. Couple things I can think of for getting a Surface Pro(2) over a Note:

    -I've yet to see a program that handles notes as well as OneNote does. The syncing, cross platform support, pressure sensitivity, drawing tools and little things like the print driver together are awesome.
    -Slightly bigger screen makes notes more comfortable, I find the Pro 2 to be barely big enough so even being 10% or so smaller the Note 10.1 will feel notably less comfortable to work with.
    -Looking at videos online, palm rejection is clearly better implemented with the Surface (Microsoft nailed this). This is a big deal for making the note taking process feel comfortable and natural.

    An artist has even more reason to go Pro, with all the powerful tools like Adobe CS, Corel's painting programs and their add ons. Android's tools are a massive compromise in comparison, the couple artists I know have been less than satisfied with their run-ins with the Android options thus far.
  • fbales - Sunday, December 01, 2013 - link

    Disagree. Sorry, but for less than 200 bucks it is not hands down for a Surface Pro 2. Not saying it's not a better tablet, what I'm saying this Tegra Note 7 is pretty hard to beat for the price. And don't be put off by the screen resolution. It's the same as the first Nexus 7 which reviewers raved about. Certainly not the best, but still very good. Reply
  • GrzegorzWidla - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    If stylus works that well, it baffles me why Microsoft has not brought that tech to Surface 2 RT.
    That would be a killer feature at half of Surface 2 Pro price. In fact, if Surface 2 had a active digitizer (or alternative technology that works well), I wouldn't need Pro at all.
  • BoneAT - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    Performance and price point is nice, but everything else is underwhelming, especially the screen.

    I hoped for the Nexus 5 review haha, but I guess y'all waiting for tomorrow's update?
  • Wade_Jensen - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - link

    Has Brian lost his nexus 5 or something? I'm starting to think it must benchmark boost to keep him quiet that long. Reply
  • ISwearImCool - Saturday, November 16, 2013 - link

    Or maybe, he really likes it. The HTC One review took like a month. He puts more time into things he likes. Compare HTC One vs S4 Reply

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