Say hello to the Toshiba REGZA AT703, the world’s first Tegra 4 based smart device (tablet) to go on sale.
Looks like Toshiba beat everyone to the (non-existent) race of releasing a Tegra 4 powered product, a tablet in this case, to the market. The Toshiba REGZA AT703 tablet packs Nvidia’s (failed) Tegra 4 SoC. The four ARM Cortex A15 cores are clocked at 1.8 GHz, a far cry from the 2 GHz+ core clock speeds that Cortex A15 products were initially planned to be (they turned out to be major power hogs). Enough with the rant, Toshiba wasn’t actually the first company to announce a Tegra 4 based product. HP beat competition by announcing a Tegra 4 based tablet from its own stable, but Toshiba managed to put their own product into the market, at least in Japan, before anybody else.
Toshiba REGZA AT703 specifications:
- Nvidia Tegra 4 Chipset
- 1.8 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex A15 GPU
- 72-core GeForce GPU
- 2 GB RAM
- 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Display
- 8 MP Rear, 1.3 MP Front Camera
- 32 GB Internal Storage, Micro SD Card Slot
- Electrostatic Touch Stylus
- Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
- Dimensions: 60.7 x 178.9 x 10.5mm
- Weight: 671 Grams
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Did we mention that the tablet comes with an electrostatic touch stylus? Sweet huh!
While the tablet weight and thickness won’t beat the sexy Sony Xperia Z tablet, this 10.1-inch monster comes with an insane 2560 x 1600 resolution display. Thankfully, the 72-core GeForce GPU should take care of gaming even at this ultra high resolution. We fail to understand why tablets have such a powerful rear camera, a 5 MP front camera would do more good instead. Oh well, the trend is catching up with Smartphones, so I guess tablets are next. Sadly, there’s no word on the battery rating. Given the power hog that Tegra 4 reportedly is, we sure hope it’s north of 6000 mAh (would explain the 10.5mm thickness).
Toshiba REGZA AT703 Gallery
The Toshiba REGZA AT703 tablet is now on sale in Japan for a price of JPY 89,800 (about $918, i.e. insane). We eagerly await the launch of the first global Tegra 4 based device, as well as the first Tegra 4 based phones (we still think that’s very far away).