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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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Would be interested in
By FITCamaro on 7/22/2014 10:57:27 AM , Rating: 2
An x86 + Windows version with K1.




RE: Would be interested in
By inighthawki on 7/22/2014 11:17:28 AM , Rating: 2
You do realize that the K1 is a CPU and GPU, right? I think what you really mean is that you want NVidia to license x86 and build an APU with a Kepler-based GPU built in. That's highly unlikely to happen anytime soon. Splitting the K1's GPU from the CPU and adding it in with an x86 CPU is nothing more than having a discrete GPU alongside an x86 CPU, which is never going to be ideal for mobile.


RE: Would be interested in
By FITCamaro on 7/22/2014 11:28:23 AM , Rating: 2
Yes. Just the GPU portion. And I think it'd be better than onboard Intel graphics. As power efficient, no. Better performance yes.


RE: Would be interested in
By FITCamaro on 7/22/2014 11:28:50 AM , Rating: 2
Like a Surface Pro with graphics switching where the dedicated GPU is this one.


RE: Would be interested in
By inighthawki on 7/22/2014 12:09:37 PM , Rating: 2
I wish, but dedicated graphics will always be a tough option in such a small amount of space, especially if you need a lot of cooling for it.


RE: Would be interested in
By xti on 7/23/2014 1:58:47 PM , Rating: 2
lenovo, razer, etc have very thin laptops with big graphics muscle.

we arent that far off. keep the demand up and they will build it.


RE: Would be interested in
By Manch on 7/22/2014 12:19:54 PM , Rating: 2
Half life 2 will play on high settings on a Surface pro and rarely dip below 60fps. You can also get them for less than $500 now. Much better deal than this tablet.


By callmeizzy on 7/22/2014 10:47:20 AM , Rating: 2
Hopefully it isn't their own. If it is, then power and performance will likely be lacking when using LTE.




This is...
By Demonhitman on 7/24/2014 1:06:39 AM , Rating: 2
This is my next tab!!!! I think the 32gb with lte can't be beat for the price.




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