Nvidia Tegra Note announced, the 'complete tablet platform': 7-inch, Tegra 4, stylus and £180

Nvidia has lifted the lid on its "complete tablet platform", the much-rumoured Tegra Note.

Utilising the company's Tegra 4 mobile chipset, including a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU with a fifth battery-saver core, it's certainly spec'ed high enough to go head-to-head with Google's latest Nexus 7. Nvidia even claims that it is faster.

The screen size is the same, featuring a 7-inch 1280 x 800 HD IPS LCD display, but the Note also adds a stylus to the mix, which comes with chisel and brush tips for natural writing and broad strokes combined. Nvidia DirectStylus technology is employed and dedicated apps are pre-installed.

Other features include Nvidia PureAudio technology, with the company boasting that it provides the widest frequency range in a tablet. The Note comes with front-facing stereo speakers and a separate bass-reflex port.

There are two cameras, front and rear, 5-megapixels and 0.3-megapixels respectively. Storage will be 16GB from the box with a microSD card slot capable of expansion by up to an additional 32GB. And there's a Micro HDMI connector for connection to an external display.

Nvidia hasn't revealed which version of Android it will ship with but hints at Android 4.3. "Latest version of the OS," it says. It will be 100 per cent Android, so there will be no skin or layer on top.

Battery life is quoted as 10 hours for HD video playback.

The Nvidia Tegra Note will cost £179.99 in the UK on launch, which will happen "in the next few months".