NVIDIA Shield Tablet: ‘ultimate gaming tablet’ made official

NVIDIA Shield Tablet: ‘ultimate gaming tablet’ made officialMobile gaming is an increasingly interesting sector, and I reckon it’ll continue to grow as accessories like controllers become more prevalent.

Arguably ahead of the game (pun intended), NVIDIA has officially followed up the original Shield with – as rumoured – the Shield Tablet, hailed by NVIDIA as the “ultimate gaming tablet”. Sounds tasty.

While the NVIDIA Shield came with a built-in controller, the Shield Tablet opts to make the controller component a separate thing, and that’s something you’ll definitely want to pick up if you choose to stream PC games.

As before, you can play Android games, too, on the NVIDIA Shield Tablet, and now throw them onto your TV through the mini-HDMI connection.

As for NVIDIA Shield Tablet specs, the headline feature is easily the Tegra K1 processor, this being NVIDIA’s first Tegra K1 device. It’s backed up by 2GB of RAM, while the display measures 8in diagonally with a resolution of 1920 x 1200.

Other NVIDIA Shield Tablet specs include front facing stereo speakers, 32GB storage (with LTE)/16GB storage (Wi-Fi only), 5MP front and rear cameras, 4K video capability, and Android KitKat.

Fancy it? NVIDIA Shield Tablet price comes in at £239 (16GB) or £299 (32GB), while the controller and cover cost a further £49 and £24 respectively. It'll be available in the UK from August 14.

Niche device? The future of gaming? By all means, sound off below.

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Stelph  Jul. 24, 2014 at 11:13

Its certainly one of the only tablets around that would make me consider switching off my iPad mini, well priced and with a stylus and HDMI out/micro SD slot its fully specced at least, plus you have to hand it to Nvidia they are certainly good at updating their tablets and their drive to bring full PC games to Work natively on android is certainly producing some impressive results with full PC games being ported to android (Half life 2, portal, mount and blade).

I do think its a shame that they havent continued with original shield design with a K1 version though, its good that they have now a traditional tablet version for people who want to do more that just game on it, but the original design was better for people who just wanted to game on to go, or game whilst the other half watched TV

shuwaz  Jul. 27, 2014 at 02:43

Has anyone told Agent Nick Fury about this?

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