NVIDIA Introduces The SHIELD Tablet

NVIDIA Introduces The SHIELD Tablet
July 25 15:30 2014 Print This Article

SHIELD TabletWhen the first laptops came out, they were geared towards office use and increased productivity through portable computing. But as the technology around them advanced, laptops became more powerful and even better equipped than some desktops, they also begin to change in terms of usability with improved performance. Soon enough, gamers were eyeing them as alternative gaming rigs because of their portability. And as demand grew, gaming laptops soon began to enter into the market. Today, these gaming laptops have become part of the general market. The same thing is happening to tablet with NVIDIA introducing the new SHIELD Tablet.

The SHIELD Tablet is designed as a mobile gaming rig for gamers who just cannot get enough of playing their favorite video games. The SHIELD Tablet features NVIDIA’s powerful Tegra K1mobile GPU designed to run some of today’s powerful gaming PC’s. It also comes with a 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU with 2GB RAM. Its 8-inch multi-touchscreen can display video in Full 1080p HD quality, making it an ideal tablet for playing games and watching movies. It also features front-facing speakers and dual bass reflex port to provide audio quality that complements the high-end visuals. Other features include the NVIDIA DirectStylus 2 and 5MP front and rear cameras.

The SHIELD Tablet works with the SHIELD wireless controller to provide gamers with a unique gaming experience on a tablet. It also supports the NVIDIA GameStream technology that allows gamers to stream games from the GeForce GTX-powered PC to the gaming tablet. Gamers can also have the option to connect the tablet to a TV, switch into console mode and play the games on the big screen. The SHIELD Tablet is preloaded with the NVIDIA SHIELD Hub, providing gamers with access to over 200 SHIELD optimized game titles aside from game apps from Google Play. The SHIELD Tablet will be available in 16GB WiFi only models and the 32GB WiFi and 4G LTE models. The SHIELD Tablet 16GB model is currently available for pre-order at $299. The 32GB model will be following suit for around $399.

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