Mobile 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.
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