NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller Announced for $299

NVIDIA this morning announced, the most awaited SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller. Both devices are part of the newly-named “SHIELD Family,” which also includes last year’s SHIELD, which will now be known as SHIELD Portable.
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller Price and Specs
The SHIELD Tablet and Controller have been specifically designed for gamers, allowing them the best performance and gaming experience they could ever imagine. Ultimately, NVIDIA wants to allow gamers to play mobile games, as well as PC games, in a way which was not possible before.

The SHIELD tablet powered by Tegra K1‘s 192 dedicated graphics cores which have the same Kepler graphics cores that NVIDIA built into their GeForce GTX graphics cards and Tesla supercomputer accelerators.With an 8″ Full HD display, games will look crisp, run smoothly, and sound phenomenal with the dual front-facing stereo speakers. However, as all serious mobile gamers might know, a few games aren’t that fun with on-screen controls. This is where SHIELD Controller comes in handy.

SHIELD tablet is 100% powered by Android. It has expandable storage with a microSD slot supporting cards with up to 128GB. It gets over-the-air updates directly from NVIDIA. And it runs your favorite mobile apps from Google Play. For road warriors, the SHIELD tablet comes with an LTE option.

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Specification

  • 8″ Full HD IPS LCD (1920 x 1200) display
  • Tegra K1 2.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 192 core Kepler GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • DirectStylus 2
  • 32 GB (WiFi+4G LTE) / 16 GB (WiFi-only)
  • microSD slot up to 128GB
  • Front facing stereo speakers, dual bass reflex port with built-in microphone
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 5MP rear-facing camera
  • 802.11a/b/g/n 2×2 MIMO (2.4GHz and 5GHz) WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Micro-SIM on 4G LTE model
  • 10 hour HD video playback battery life
  • OTA updates direct from NVIDIA

The SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller will be made available beginning July 29, starting at the price of $299. The SHIELD Tablet with 16GB of storage with WiFi will be available for $299, while the SHIELD Tablet with 4G LTE connectivity and 32GB of storage will retail for $399. The SHIELD Controller is priced at $59. A cover/stand made specifically for SHIELD Tablet is priced at $39. If you want to buy SHIELD Tablet, pre-order starts and you can order from official NVIDIA online Shop.


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