With the announcement of two new members of the SHIELD family, NVIDIA has introduced the world with the SHIELD tablet and Shield gaming controller. Full details after this break!
Officially, NVIDIA has taken the wraps off their latest gaming tablet, the NVIDIA SHIELD which we were hearing about from quite some time now. As the Tegra Note 7 successor, the SHIELD tablet along with a wireless controller release date, price and specs detailed.
Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s CEO said, “If you’re a gamer and you use a tablet, the Nvidia Shield tablet was created specifically for you,” which “It delivers exceptional tablet performance and unique gaming capabilities to keep even the most avid gamers deeply immersed, anywhere they play.”
Notably, the NVIDIA SHEILD tablet comes in various different models including Wi-Fi-only with added 4G LTE support, also with a choice of 16GB and 32GB storage variants.
The Nvidia SHEILD tablet features an 8-inch full HD display with a 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution screen. Powered by the new NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, which has 192 GPU cores. Runs Android 4.4 KitKat and weighs at 390g and is 9.2mm thick.
The Nvidia Shield will be available in 16GB Wi-Fi model only and 32GB built-in storage will also get 4G LTE support for mobile data. Although, the SHIELD tablet poses with a micro-SIM for this! The firm says that the device will receive over-the-air updates to bring new capabilities and improved performance.
Other specifications on the new Nvidia’s Shield tablet are a pair of front-facing speakers, and dual bass reflex port with a built-in microphone, and with mini-HDMI output.
The NVIDIA Shield Tablet is also equipped with a front-facing 5MP HDR camera, and a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and HDR. It will have access to apps and games from the Google Play Store.
The company however announced Shield wireless controller for gaming, will retail for $59.99. The tablet and accessories are available to pre-order now in the UK and will be released on 14 August. However, the 32GB model with LTE is ‘coming soon’.
Nvidia Shield Gaming Tab Specifications
Processor: Nvidia Tegra K1 192 core Kepler GPU, 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU with 2GB RAM
Display: 8-inch 1920×1200 multi-touch Full HD display
Audio: Front facing stereo speakers, dual bass reflex port with built-in microphone
Storage: 32 GB (WiFi+4G LTE) / 16 GB (WiFi-only)
Wireless: 802.11n 2×2 Mimo 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS / GLONASS
Connectivity: WiFi+4G LTE or WiFi-only, Mini-HDMI output, Micro-USB 2.0, MicroSD storage slot, 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack with microphone support
SIM Card: Micro-SIM
Motion Sensors: 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis compass
Gaming Features: Shield wireless controller compatible, Nvidia GameStream, Nvidia ShadowPlay, GRID Cloud Gaming Beta, Console Mode, Gamepad Mapper
Cameras: Front – 5Mp HDR; Back – 5Mp auto focus HDR
Video Features: 4K Ultra-HD Ready
Stylus: DirectStylus 2 with 3D Paint (Included)
Software Updates: Shield software upgrades directly from Nvidia
Battery: 19.75 Wh
Operating System: Android KitKat OS
Software: Google Play, Nvidia Shield app, Trine 2: Complete Story, Multi language Handwriting Recognition, NVIDIA Dabbler, JusWrite, Evernote, Adobe Reader, Camera Awesome
As per the company, the Nvidia Shield device will start at £239 (16GB WiFi only version of the Shield will retail for $299) and (the 32GB model with WiFi and LTE will retail for $399) the higher-end model will cost £299.
The Shield wireless controller and Shield tablet cover retail for £49 and £24 respectively.