Nvidia has officially launched a powerful gaming tab called the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. The table is already up for Pre-Order for US$ 299 and will go on sale in US and Canada starting July 29, 2014, while the Europe is expected to get the stocks from August 14, 2014.
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Features
Aimed at the gamers, the NVIDIA SHIELD Features one of the most powerful Chipset that assures lag free smooth gaming experience. The Tablet houses a 2.2GHz ARM Cortex-A15 NVIDIA Tegra K1 Mobile Processor coupled with 192 Core Kepler GPU. The Tegra K1 SOC is more than capable of delivering PC Class technologies like OpenGL 4.4, DirectX 12 and Tessellation. The Tablet has an 8-Inch Full HD Multi-touch display with 1920 x 1200 Pixels Resolution.
NVIDIA SHIELD Specs also include 2GB of RAM and an optional Micro SIM Slot that supports 4G-LTE networks. The tablet has two storage options of 16GB (Wi-Fi only) and 32GB (Wi-Fi + 4G-LTE) both with expandable storage option via MicroSD card slot. The tablet runs on Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS and gets all the software updates directly from NVIDIA. The Battery capacity is 19.75 Watt Hours.
The Tablet also has a 5 Mega Pixel Front camera with HDR along with a 5 Mega Pixel Snapper on the back with Auto Focus and HDR Capabilities. Connectivity options include 3G / 4G-LTE (optional), Wi-Fi 802.11n 2×2 Mimo (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth V4.0 LE, GPS / GLONASS, MicroUSB V2.0, Mini HDMI Port, Dual Bass reflex port, Front Speakers, 3.5mm audio Jack, Built-in Microphone etc. The device also comes with DirectStylus 2 with 3D Paint.
The SHIELD Tablet also supports NVIDIA Grid cloud gaming that allows users to stream PC games to the device. The Shadow play feature allows one to record special gaming moments or achievements along with streaming facility via GameStream. I has Console Mode, Gamepad Mapper and the device is compatible with SHIELD Wireless controller.
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Specifications
|Name||Nvidia Shield Tablet|
|Body||Dimensions||221 x 126 x 9.2 mm|
|SIM||Wi-Fi only / Wi-Fi + 4G-LTE, Optional, Micro SIM|
|WCDMA||850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz*|
|4G-LTE||700 / 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 MHz*|
|Technology||Capacitive Touch Screen|
|Resolution||1920 x 1200 Pixels Resolution|
|Chipset||CPU||2.2GHz ARM Cortex-A15 NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor|
|GPU||192 Core Kepler|
|Storage||Internal||16GB (Wi-Fi only) / 32GB (Wi-Fi / 4G-LTE)|
|Expandable||Expandable via MicroSD Card slot|
|Camera||Front||5 Mega Pixels, HDR|
|Rear||5 Mega Pixels|
|Camera Features||Auto Focus, HDR, 4K Ultra-HD Ready|
|Operating System||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Battery||Capacity||19.75 Watt Hours|
|Connectivity||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11n 2×2 Mimo (2.4GHz / 5GHz)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, V4.0 LE|
|Ports||Mini HDMI, Dual Bass Reflex|
|Audio Jack||Yes, 3.5 mm|
|Sensors||3-axis: Gyro, Compass, Accelerometer|
|Formats||Audio||WAV, AAC, AMR, MP3, MIDI, eAAC+|
|Video||3GP, MP4, AVI, H.264, H.263|
|Others||Built-in Microphone, Direct Stylus 2 with 3D Paint|