NVIDIA SHIELD Tegra K1 Tablet Now Official, Targets Gamers


Shortly after a series of photos showing the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet's specs, pricing and availability dates leaked via VideoCardz.com, NVIDIA has officially announced the SHIELD Tablet on its official blog site. Yes it is an Android tablet however it offers features and capabilities more than a usual Android device can offer. One of its aims is to be the gamers' tablet. And since gaming world is one of its main target consumer, this device comes with a Shield Wireless Controller for an extra charge of $59. It has the ability to stream videos being played from a TV or PC using an HDMI cable wire, plus games can also be streamed via Twitch.

This Shield Controller can we connected via Direct WiFi which boasts low-latency plus it features an integrated microphone so users can search without the need to type. It also comes with a Shield Cover or Stand which is only for $39. 

Just like the usual Android tablets it has access to apps over at Google Play and install Android games in it plus other advanced titles that are ported from PC. Speaking of PC, if you computer has Nvidia graphics card such as GeForce GTX 650 or higher, you can stream games from that PC to the Shield tablet which makes the gaming experience more comfortable and more portable.   Wacth the video below for more information about the NVIDIA Shield Tablet or visit blogs.nvidia.com.


NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Specs:

- 8" Full HD IPS Display
- 1920x1200 resolution
- 2.2GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU
- Nvidia Tegra K1 192-Core Kepler GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB+WiFi = $299
- 32GB+WiFi and LTE = $399
- Supports microSD card up to 128GB
- Comes with DirectStylus 2 with 3D Paint
- Front facing speakers
- Dual Bass reflex port with built-in microphones
- WiFi, LTE, Mini-HDMI output, Micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Micro-SIM (for LTE version)
- 5MP Rear camera with autofocus with HDR
- 5MP Front camera with HDR
- Android 4.4 Kitkat
- Shield Wireless Controller = $59
- Shield Cover/Stand = $39

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