Nvidia -the Graphics card manufacturer has announced its most awaited slate, called it Shield Tablet. The slate is available in two storage variant, 16GB (WiFi) and 32GB (WiFi & 4G Lte). This Nvidia Gadget (16 GB variant) can be your starting at $299 (Approx Rs 18,000) for pre-order. However, 32 GB variant is priced at $399 (Approx 24,000) with notify me button.

Nvidia Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 chipset For Gamers
Nvidia Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 chipset For Gamers

Nvidia Shield – the ultimate tablet for gamers, features 8-inch (1920×1200 pixel) multi-touch Full HD display. It is powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1 192 core Kepler GPU, 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU with 2GB RAM.

The slate comes with front facing stereo speakers, dual bass reflex port with built-in microphone. It is available in two variant storage model, 32 GB (WiFi+4G LTE) / 16 GB (WiFi-only).

802.11n 2×2 Mimo 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Mini-HDMI output, Micro-USB 2.0, memory card slot, microSIM and GPS / GLONASS are main connectivity options in Nvidia Shield Tablet.

Its motion sensor is features with 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis compass. The slate talks about gaming features of SHIELD wireless controller compatible, NVIDIA GameStream, NVIDIA ShadowPlay, GRID Cloud Gaming Beta, Console Mode and Gamepad Mapper.

Nvidia Shield Tablet houses 5 MP rear camera with auto focus HDR, and also a 5 MegaPixel frontal camera with HDR. It supports 4K Ultra-HD Ready video.

Device measurement is Weight: 13.7oz / 390g, Height: 8.8in / 221mm, Width: 5.0in / 126mm and Depth: 0.36in / 9.2mm. The best part of this slate is it comes with latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS, also also support SHIELD software upgrades directly from NVIDIA.

The handset comes with preinstalled softwares like Google Play, NVIDIA SHIELD app, Trine 2: Complete Story, Multi language Handwriting Recognition, NVIDIA Dabbler, JusWrite, Evernote, Adobe Reader and Camera Awesome.

It handset comes pre-unlocked and can be used with AT&T and TMobile networks in North America. It features LTE, HSPA+, 3G, 2G, GSM, EDGE networks all over the world. It supports LTE: Bands 2,4,5,7,17 (1900, 1700, 850, 2600, 700) and HSPA+: Bands 1,2,4,5 (2100, 1900, 1700, 850) in North America, however, outside it supports LTE: Bands 1,3,7,20 (2100/1800/2600/800)
HSPA+: Bands 1,2,5,8 (2100/1900/850/900) operating frequency. The firm also focus that in certain regions band 1 and voice support is enabled.

The main specifications of Nvidia Shield Tablet :

  1. Processor : 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU
  2. RAM : 2GB
  3. GPU : NVIDIA Tegra K1 192 core Kepler
  4. Screen : 8-inch 1920×1200 multi-touch Full HD display
  5. Audio : Front facing stereo speakers, dual bass reflex port with built-in microphone
  6. ROM : 32 GB (WiFi+4G LTE) / 16 GB (WiFi-only)
  7. Camera : Front – 5MP HDR; Back – 5MP auto focus HDR
  8. Operating System : Android 4.4 KitKat
  9. Other specs : Unlocked