Nvidia Shield Gaming Tablet Announced

Following on from the release of its portable gaming device last July, Nvidia has today announced a new 8″ gaming tablet and separate controller. The tablet allows users to play Android games and stream supported PC games from their desktop using Nvidia’s GameStream service.

The  Tablet will also support connection to a television in ‘Console Mode’, allowing a wireless controller be used to play games in a living room setup. Also included are a mic / headphone jack, a rechargeable battery, and connectivity via Wi-Fi direct—up to four controllers can be synced to a single tablet. 

The Shield Tablet runs  Android 4.4 KitKat, complete with access to the Google Play store and will be updated to Android L when it is available.

Specs

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)

 

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The Shield Tablet will cost from $299/£229 for a version of the tablet with 16 gigabytes of storage, and $399/£299 for a 32GB 4G LTE version. The wireless controller costs $59.99/£49.99 and and can be pre-ordered from the Nvidia website http://shield.nvidia.co.uk/gaming-tablet

 

 

Source: Nvidia & MVC

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