Nvidia announced the 8-inch Shield Tablet with Tegra chipset K1

Nvidia today officially announced the upcoming release of Shield Tablet expected. The tablet is designed specifically for gamers and is equipped with a very impressive 8-inch IPS LCD display (1920x1200) and advanced chipset Tegra K1.

The Technical stuff is impressive - 2.2 GHz 2-core processor Cortex A15, 2 GB of RAM and a 192-nuclear Kepler GP. This allows the Shield Tablet to play 4K video via the microHDMI port, as well as streaming games from GeForce GTX PCs with Nvidia GameStream.

Front and rear cameras on the tablets has 5 MP, while the battery provides 10 hours of HD video playback and 2-4 hours of play (depending on your graphics needs). The internal memory can be expanded up to 128GB thanks to a microSD slot.

Gaming tablet comes with a passive stylus Nvidia DirectStylus 2. The device has a GP-accelerator and allows you to draw with great accuracy thanks to the Nvidia Dabbler app.

That, unfortunately, is not included in the kit is a new wireless controller Shield. To buy it you will have to shell out an extra $59. The controller uses wifi Direct, not Bluetooth, to connect to the tablet (because of higher response). You can connect up to 4 controllers to one Shield tablet. It is noteworthy that the controller is provided with audio Jack. This way, every gamer can play in isolation and not bother anyone (being independent of a tablet).

Good news - tablet Shield Tablet can stream the heavy games directly to Twitch from the front camera and the running game. And all this without the involvement of third-party devices.

Shield Tablet comes in two versions - 16 GB Wi-Fi and 32GB Wi-Fi + 4G LTE at a price of $299 and $399, respectively. It is expected that the device will be available in the US in the near future, while Europe, the tablet will only appear in mid-August.

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