NVIDIA SHIELD tablet and SHIELD wireless controller are announced, pre-orders begin today
1. aayupanday (Posts: 573; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Add the 64-bit Denver Chip, bump up the Resolution and rebrand it as the Nexus 9.
That thing Screams Volantis!
5. cezarepc (Posts: 714; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
This is what I'm really interested in though: NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming beta
Once the GRID becomes widely operational, you can play your games virtually anywhere with uniform experience. They'll start selling cheap hardware that only need to connect to the grid and viola - top notch gaming performance. This is possibly a silent revolution waiting to happen.
13. timepilot84 (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
It works great, too. You need a fast wireless network and a decent internet connection, but I play Tekken X Streetfighter on that and it works great.
18. brnkcv (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 May 2014)
I like "The Grid." Reminds me of "The OASIS." PS, I'm on the last 50 pages of Ready Player One. Loving it!
3. yep_its_ed (unregistered)
I know they're made to be used in different places and situations, but I'd still rather spend $399 on a PS4 than this. You could get the PS4 Destiny Bundle for $450, or this and the controller for $460. It seems like an obvious choice to me.
15. vincelongman (Posts: 3891; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
But can you take your PS4 & TV around with you, nope dont think so
17. yep_its_ed (unregistered)
That's why I said that I know they're made to use in different places and situations. Also, if you have a PS Vita you can basically take your PS4 anywhere as long as there's WiFi.
24. vincelongman (Posts: 3891; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Yea I guess its apples to oranges
With the Shield tablet you gain a tablet (usually wroth $300+) and the ability to stream from PC, but lose the PS Vita's ability to stream from PS4
28. dude9999 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)
i'd take the ability to stream PC games over PS4 games any day
29. dude9999 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)
Its $300 for the non LTE, 16gb version. I would just add a 16gb class 10 micro SD card for $13. You can't really compare the nvidia tablet to PS vita and ps4 because the added price for the ps4 and vita is around $660 . Using the PS vita as a standalone handset is fine too I guess but vs any tablet its a no brainer . I would definitely choose PC streaming vs PS4 streaming any day.
6. Busyboy (unregistered)
A gaming tablet with only 2gb of Ram? No thanks
21. joey_sfb (Posts: 5184; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Coming from NVIDIA. How much are you willing to pay?
NVIDIA is known to price their product on the higher price bracket.
2GB is fine for OpenGL ES 2.0 Android games but not for the upcoming OpenGL ES 3.1 ones.
7. refillable (Posts: 1023; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
I have a tough decision whether to prefer a more casual approach (AMD Tablet.http://www.techradar.com/revie
ws/pc-mac/tablets/amd-project-discovery-tablet-review-1212897/review) or a more sophisticated approach (this one). I am not interested on them actually, because I game on PCs. However I hope that they both will really sell.
9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
While it's interesting to see a tablet with a K1 chip, this "Shield" tablet doesn't really offer any unique value proposition. Maybe developers will buy this as a K1 development system, but the K1 doesn't appear to be a high volume chip, so the market will be narrow.
It's a better value than the Nexus 7, but doesn't offer updates to Android like the Nexus does. So this isn't really what many developers want.
Still, I hope I am wrong. Maybe Nvidia will start selling more "Shield" devices. The product line is still young.
10. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)
Make it available in India. I would buy this over xiaomi mi pad any day xD
11. Luuthian (Posts: 239; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Is the controller useable on non nVidia devices?
12. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
What's the deal about the battery -19.6 wh?
14. Darxicus (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)
That screen cover... Apple Smart Cover anyone?
16. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
What is the port beside the USB port? The one with the green line?
20. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
But it has a ridiculous 4:3 Aspect ratio, which isn't optimized for Android.
that means whenever you play a native 16:9 game you'll get that unsettling and ugly compressed look.
I wouldn't get this if I were you, save your money and wait for another Tegra K1 tablet that has an appropriate16:9 aspect ratio
25. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)
Well said. this shield tab is any day better than mipad. Considering this has dual speakers,16:9 ratio, stock android (which will get updates pretty quick) and that design. Dyaum. One sexy looking tab. Best tab I've ever seen & nvidia goddies.
23. swiekekodok (Posts: 58; Member since: 19 Jul 2014)
This is what we call a trully GAME.....
26. hamidreza-1997 (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)
great handy consul.Tegra K1 is even more powerful than Ps3 and Xbox 360.
27. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
can i play with full 8 hours without plugging it?