NVIDIA's powerful SHIELD Tablet is available now

NVIDIA's powerful SHIELD Tablet is available now
NVIDIA announced its SHIELD Tablet last week, at the same time starting taking pre-orders for the device. As of today, the new tablet is properly available to buy, and you have to pay $299 for the privilege of owning one. Mind you, this is the 16GB Wi-Fi-only version of the SHIELD Tablet. An LTE-capable model with 32GB of internal memory will be released sometime later, costing $399.

According to NVIDIA, the SHIELD Tablet is “the first with the muscle to handle the technologies that make PC gaming great” - thanks in no small part to the fact that it features a 2.2GHz Tegra K1 chipset with a 192-core Kepler GPU. The powerful CPU and GPU are complemented by 2GB of RAM, an 8-inch display with 1200 x 1920 pixels, stereo speakers, NVIDIA DirectStylus 2, 5MP rear and front-facing cameras, and Android KitKat.

NVIDIA is also offering a Shield Wireless Controller and a Shield Tablet Cover, but these are being sold separately, for $59.99 and $39.99, respectively.

Even if you’re not a hardcore gamer, the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet may interest you, since it’s not too expensive, while offering a set of pretty nice features. The new slate seems to be available only in the US for now, and you can get it via the source link below.


source: NVIDIA

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42 Comments

1. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Great design !

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

so when is the review coming phonearena?....

35. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

go to tom's hardware there was a review of it, 3hours of gaming 7hours of movie streaming....

4. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Same price as the iPad Mini? Lol.

5. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

yes, what the problem ? its a lot better than the ipad mini..

9. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Only at playing games..

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And raw pure A15 Cpu power, with no bogus garbage A7 Soc.

15. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

A7 "Cyclone" CPU is similar to Intel Ivy bridge, calling such advenced architecture "garbage" when talking about phones is amusing. Cortex A15 is at most a pure raw off shelf design from ARM.

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A7 Arm Cortex not the A7 cyclone

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A15 and A7 is by big - little, not A7 Cyclone.

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol please. I swear Apple fans are getting worse and worse

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Well check out the benchmarks for the K1, e.g. AnadTech review The K1 is destroying every other CPU, e.g. the 805/801 and A7

28. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

the question is how long you can play with it, this is intended for gaming, if it'll last half a day, they'll have my money. :D

13. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

the device even excel as a regular tablet.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

This is a great tablet want one with the LTE version good price too,what's the batt. Mah?.

14. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

around 5100mAh

42. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Mi Pad has 6000 mAh :)

34. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

3 hours of gaming, 7 hours of movie streaming, sad. :(

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is going to crush everything in benchmarks. If only the Note 4 can sport a K1 processor.

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

K1 is only 100 points faster than the Eyxnos 5433, but K1 clocked at 2.2Ghz vs 2.1Ghz E5433 with skin. It scored 48.000, due to no skins on Android. The S805 at 2.7ghz scores 37.000, without an overlay skin. But agree +1

27. ultrasound

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

Which version are you talking about Kepler the regular K1 or the 64 bit dual core K1 which is faster than the Kepler itself.

17. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yeah it's going to crush everything in benchmarks, but at what cost ? That chip is so power hungry and hot that nvidia put a slab of magnesium into this to cool it down. It's so hot it's downright impossible to put it into a phone like note.

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

9Air vents it has Titanium 4 Square inch inside and under the magnesium Another layer underneath the thermal helps, just like the Z2

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Check out the AnandTech review, it supposedly has better battery life for wifi web browsing than the iPad Air

8. Cynaraos

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

yet another portal to mobile gaming I cannot afford.

10. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Waiting for the LTE model. This has the best GPU of all mobile tablets. No hiccups and stutters.

21. ATInsider

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The specs look impressive. Not a fan of Nvidia, but I like there push to innovate. I would also not compare the iPad with this. The iPad falls quite short.

22. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

I think this just might replace my galaxy note 10.1!

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Same here, might consider selling my Tab Pro 10

26. ultrasound

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

Considering this is the Kepler and not even "Denver" which the dual core 64 bit processor which smoother and quicker. I'm quite impressed on what Nvidia has done here.There next processor is called "Logan" is even faatwr than the Denver version.The Nvidia K1 is equivalent in power and graphics, but perhaps even better.This is sure better than the Nexus 7 2013 version I'm using currently, there going in the right direction.This is best tablet to currently in gaming and possibly regular use. I'm hyped for the "Nexus 8 or 9" which is supposedly the start of Android Sliver program and going to be made BY HTC.

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