Jan 07 AT 10:24 AM Taylor Wimberly 38 Comments

Vizio reveals world’s first Tegra 4 tablet, expected to ship 2H 2013


The Verge reports that Vizio will be one of the first companies to produce a tablet powered by NVIDIA’s new Tegra 4 chip. Details are limited at this time, but the device will feature a 10-inch display with 2560 x 1600 resolution, and it will run a “bone stock” version of Android 4.2 Jellybean. Other specs include 32GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, front and rear cameras and the standard set of connectivity ports.

Pricing was not revealed, but Vizio is known as a value brand. We would hope that Vizio would be able to match the $399 starting point of the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet, but we don’t know how Tegra 4 devices will be priced yet. Exact availability was not announced, but Nilay Patel of The Verge reports it should ship sometime in the second-half of 2013.

Matt McRae, Vizio CTO, says, “We looked at what people were buying and commenting on [...] and we came to the conclusion that the Android UI has come along far enough that the stock Android UI is [best for] a superior device.”

Vizio also revealed they would go head-to-head with the Nexus 7 and sell a 7-inch tablet that is powered by Tegra 3. Exact pricing and availability details for that device were not revealed.

We have seen Vizio produce a number of Android tablets in the past, but they featured an older version of Android with an ugly skin running on top. It will be interesting to see if Vizio can gain some traction this time around with a series of new devices powered by the latest version of stock Android.

Hit up the source link for additional hands-on pictures and a short video, and let us know what you think in the comments below. What would you be willing to pay for a high-end Android tablet powered by Tegra 4?

Via: The Verge

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