Nanotech Entertainment is billing the Nuvola NP-1 as an ‘ultraHD media streamer’ in reference to its ability to stream 4K (4096×2160-pixel) video but it sounds as though it will also make a pretty decent mini PC, powered by Nvidia’s new Tegra 4 SoC CPU. The Tegra 4 is based on ARM’s newest Cortex A15 architecture delivering quad-core performance.
It’ll be accompanied by 2GB of DDR3 RAM but also a sizeable 16GB chunk of flash, preloaded with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. There’s a MicroSD card slot, but we’re not sure just how much per card it’ll support – we think it’ll be at least 32GB but could well be SDXC or 128GB. We’ll confirm when we know more.
The networking on this is about as good as we’ve seen with dual-band 802.11n MIMO plus Bluetooth 4.0. You’ll also get two USB ports, one of them USB3.0.
At this stage, we don’t have pricing or an official release date. However, Androidpc.es says you can pre-order it online for around €230 ($299) not including shipping, so it won’t be cheap. Nanotech says it expects shipments to begin next month.
|Model||Nanotech Nuvola NP-1|
|Processor||Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core Cortex A15|
|Clock||Up to TBC|
|GPU type||Nvidia ULV GeForce 72-core|
|Operating system||Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|External storage||MicroSD, up to 32GB (TBC)|
|Wi-Fi connectivity||Dual-band 802.11n 2×2 MIMO|
|No./type of USB ports||1 x USB2.0, 1 x USB3.0|
|HDMI form factor||v1.4|
|Announce Date||July 2013|
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