NVIDIA Shield Tablet with 8-inch display, Tegra K1 processor officially announced along with Shield Controller

Friday, July 25, 2014

/ by Ritij Khurana
Earlier this week, on Tuesday, NVIDIA officially took the wraps off the tablet focussed on gamers with the moniker of NVIDIA Shield Tablet. The highlight of the package is the Tegra K1 processor that blows the competition out of the water. The tablet comes with an 8-inch display with a Full HD resolution. It will come with support for Ultra HD games with 4K resolution.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet

The tablet has been priced at $299 for the 16GB variant (WiFi only) and $399 for the 32GB WiFi+LTE variant and is the ultimate gamer’s delight. According to NVIDIA, the tablet will be available in US and Canada starting July 29th, which will be followed by Europe on August 14th.

Along with NVIDIA Shield Tablet, the company has also launched a wireless gaming controller, which can be paired with the Shield Tablet using WiFi-Direct for low latency. NVIDIA has priced priced the Shield Controller at $59 and is sold separately.

Joining hands with the 2.2GHz quad core Tegra K1 processor coupled with 192-core Keplar GPU is a 2GB RAM. It comes with 5MP front as well as rear cameras. It comes with 16GB and 32GB internal storage options which can further be expanded by another 128GB with a microSD card. It runs on Anndroid 4.4 KitKat with optimisation from NVIDIA.

The tablet also comes with front facing stereo speakers and dual bass reflex port with built-in microphone for an enhanced experience. It comes bundled with NVIDIA’s DirectStylus 2 device which looks pretty useful too. A 19.75 Wh battery powers it which will last for about 10 hours.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet

"If you're a gamer and you use a tablet, the NVIDIA Shield Tablet was created specifically for you," said Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia's co-founder and CEO. "It delivers exceptional tablet performance and unique gaming capabilities to keep even the most avid gamers deeply immersed, anywhere they play." 
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