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NVIDIA JETSON TK1 DEVELOPMENT KIT: Tegra K1 SOC, Kepler GPU w/ 192 Cores, NVIDIA 4-Plus-1 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, 2GB Mem, 16GB eMMC
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: * Fast, HQ graphics with the best OGL drivers in existance.
* Faster than AMD AM1 processors for most benchmarks at 1/5 the board power (36W vs 7W)
* Surprisingly good Linux support - Gimp, LibreOffice, HPLIP, printers, USB Webcam (Logitech C610) all worked with minimal fuss
* Max power draw I've seen has been < 12W DC
* Tools from NVidia like Vision Works promises great opportunities

Cons: * Fan is a little noisy
* Beta GPU driver needs stability fixes
* RAM is shared with GPU, so 2GB is not enough for desktop + memory intensive apps.
* 16GB storage is a hassle. 32GB would have been better.

Other Thoughts: If you live on the bleeding edge, get this board. Nothing else ships with the K1, and it is surprisingly competitive with the Core i3 and AMD AM1 parts.

I have been using this board as my only home desktop for weeks. If seems to run faster than my $1500 Core i7 laptop - probably because its graphics are faster than the HD4000 in the i7; also possibly due to shared memory.

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ASUS TF701T-B1-GR NVIDIA Tegra 4 2GB Memory 32GB Flash 10.1
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: @ Yianni G.:

The screen flicker is a known software bug. Here is how to FIX it :). It was driving me crazy too!

1. Go to settings -> power settings
2. Toggle the dynamic savings on and off, ending with Off. It doesn't matter if the setting is off to start - turn it on, wait a few seconds, then turn it off again.

This fixes the flicker until the next reboot.

Cons: It comes with a flicker bug

Other Thoughts: Once I figured out the flicker solution (shown on YouTube by Franklin) I too was getting increasingly annoyed. But a few months ago, I found this solution and it works completely for me. Now this is my go-to tablet!

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EVGA TEGRA NOTE 7 Tablet - 16GB Flash, 1GB RAM Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra 4
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Second time is the charm 12/14/2013

This review is from: EVGA TEGRA NOTE 7 Tablet - 16GB Flash, 1GB RAM Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra 4

Pros: * The precise and responsive stylus is a game changer. Using it with a 7" tablet is more accurate and satisfying than using a finger on a 10" tablet. Much easier to "click" on small web elements for example. Also, keeps the screen clean when eating a pastrami sandwich.
* Surprisingly effective pressure/width sensitivity with stylus.
* Awesome graphics. No lag or stutter. Tegra effects like cloth, reflections, dynamic lighting, particles, and rag doll physics.
* Fast. Really, really, fast. It beats the 2.3Ghz S800 Note 3 in Antutu - for $500 less.
* Great, near-stock Android experience. The few tweaks they did make - like power saving and screen adjustments - are very useful.
* Works great with the cover accessory. Really handy to pull out the stylus, set it at an angle, and then proceed with afore mentioned pastrami sandwich over lunch while fast-browsing the internet. The tablet turns on/off when you open/close the cover.
* Front-mounted speakers sound great! Nice and loud, with satisfying mid-range and even some bass. It is great to be able to hear a car coming up from your left rear when playing a racing game instead of having to cup your hand around the back to hear anything.
* SD Card expansion - I currently popped in a Class 10 32GB card which cost me $25. This is almost as fast as internal storage, yet $175 less than what Apple charges. I hate that Nexus and iDevices don't have SD slots. I expect the move-to-SD feature from the Shield is coming to this tablet, and I know from experience that it works great. This is effectively a 48GB device. I want to try a 64GB card next!
* HDMI out. Hey, Google and Apple, are you listening?
* Surprisingly good build quality
* Screen is better than 2012 N7, and quite bright (~420nits).
* Rear camera is actually quite good - good colors, and better than the 2013 N7. See laptop mag for a comparison.
* Great price

Cons: * I have been spoiled by a 300PPI ASUS TF701T, so this screen at 213PPI is noticeably less sharp. But I'd keep the three-times-the-nexus-7-2 frame rates than have a higher resolution.
* The stylus can "skip" on occasion. There you are, sketching beautifully, and then suddenly your line just stops and restarts. Hopefully this can be fixed in upcoming OTA updates.

Other Thoughts: I had to return my first unit, as it was defective. Then NewEgg cancelled my replacement and issued a refund. So I got to order again.

Apparently I got a unit from the 3rd or 4th lot that NewEgg received. This unit is seems much better assembled with better fit and finish. It doesn't have any flex at all, and it doesn't gets very warm even after hours of 3D gaming.

The only thing that bothers me is the stylus skip noted in the cons; hopefully that will be fixed in an OTA update.

I am certainly much happier with this than I would have been with anything else. Now many of my friends want one.

If you do get this, *do* get the protective cover. It will save the glass [it's not saphire, folks] and it adds a lot of utility.

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Display Name: Michael M.

Date Joined: 10/04/03

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 06/13/12
  • Last Review: 05/13/14
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