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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:27

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Tegra K1 SoC packed in a gaming 8-inch tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the Tegra Note 7 was meant to take on the mainstream tablet market, the Nvidia Shield Tablet is a different beast, with the latest Tegra K1 SoC, an 8-inch 1920x1200 IPS screen and other features solely focused on gaming.

The new Nvidia Shield Tablet is an obvious move for Nvidia as it takes the best from both the earlier launched Tegra Note 7 tablet as well as the Nvidia Shield gaming console. You get a high resolution display, powerful Nvidia Tegra K1 quad-core SoC, included stylus with Nvidia DirectStylus 2 support, support for LTE (on the 32GB LTE version) and 802.11abgn WiFi 2x2 5GHz WiFi, which also is key for Nvidia GameStream support, as the high bandwidth allows you to stream games from a PC.

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Specifications and features


As noted earlier, the heart of the Nvidia Shield Tablet is the Tegra K1 SoC, with quad-core 2.2GHz clocked Cortex A15 based CPU and 192 core Kepler GPU, paired up with 2GB of DDR3L-1866 memory. It packs 16/32GB of storage space expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card slot.

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The Nvidia Shield Tablet is designed around an 8-inch 1920x1200 IPS LCD screen and its measures 221x126x9.2 mm and weighs 390 grams. It has a main rear 5-megapixel and 5-megapixel front cameras, packs 802.11abgn 2x2 MIMO 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi as well as Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS/GLONASS and 9-axis motion sensors.

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It also comes with front facing stereo speakers with dual bass reflex ports, features a stylus with DirectStylus 2 with 3D Paint support, features mini HDMI 1.4 output, micro USB 2.0 port with host and device support, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with microphone support and runs on 19.75Whr battery which should be enough for 10 hours of video playback, according to Nvidia.

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The Nvidia Shield Tablet will be available in two versions, 16GB WiFi-only version and the 32GB WiFi+LTE version with micro SIM card slot.

The full list of "gaming features" is quite long and includes compatibility wiht the new Shield Wireless Controller, support for Nvidia Gamestream, ShadowPlay and GRID Cloud Gaming Beta, support for the Console Mode, Gamepad Mapper and access to the Nvidia TegraZone. As explaind earlier, the most important are the Nvidia Gamestream and GRID Cloud Gaming Beta supports which allow you to stream PC games, either from your Geforce Kepler-equipped PC or Nvidia GRID gaming servers.


Accessories


In addition to the new Nvidia Shield Tablet, Nvidia has also launched a couple of accessories to go with the new tablet, including the new Shield Wireless Controller as and the Shield Tablet Cover.

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The new controller is a rather interesting device which uses WiFi Direct connectivity in order to minimize latency and increase data rate. The new Shield Wireless Controller will also bring voice support and will be supported by both the Nvidia Shield Tablet and the earlier released Shield hand-held console, in case you want to connect them to your favorite TV.

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The Shield Tablet Cover is self-explanatory and can double up as a stand for the Shield Tablet.

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Availability


The new Nvidia Shield Tablet will be available in US and Canada as of July 29th and in Europe on August 14th while more regions should follow in fall 2014. The price for the 16GB WiFi-only version is set at US $299 while the 32GB LTE version will sell for US $399. The Shield Wireless Controller will sell for US $59 and the Shield Cover for US $39.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:56

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