The SHIELD Tablet is all about gaming

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet was leaked in all its glory yesterday, but the tablet was officially revealed to the public this morning. As we reported yesterday, the Shield Tablet includes an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM 8” 1920x1200 IPS display, and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage (plus a microSD slot for storage expansion). The device is priced at $299 for 16GB/Wi-Fi and $399 for 32GB/Wi-Fi+LTE. A Wi-Fi Direct-enabled controller is available for $59.
Now on to things that are “new to us” with the official launch. The SHIELD Tablet incorporates ShadowPlay technology, which allows it to become the first mobile device with the ability to stream games in real-time to Twitch. According to NVIDIA, “virtually any Android game” can be streamed to Twitch.

NVIDIA touts that its new tablet is coming to the market with over 400 SHIELD-optimized games available (in addition the vast library of existing Android game titles). NVIDIA also adds that it has 11 games specifically tailored for the Tegra K1 processor that powers the SHIELD Tablet including Portal, Trine 2: Complete Story, War Thunder, Talos Principle, and Half Life 2.

The SHIELD Tablet also supports GRID cloud gaming and the ability to stream gamed from your PC (as long as it’s equipped with a GeForce GTX 600 series or higher GPU).
To learn more about the SHIELD Tablet, NVIDIA has three videos that give an overview of its features.


Sources: NVIDIA [1], [2], [3]

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