NVIDIA has launched 8 inch SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD wireless controller, which is specifically built for gamers at a price that starts from $299.
Powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1, with 192 GPU cores, SHIELD tablet is provided with regular, over-the-air software upgrades that bring new capabilities and levels of performance.
The tablet with 8-inch full HD display has features such as front facing speakers and an optional cover that protects the screen, which can be used to kick-stand to prop up the device at the best viewing angle.
SIELD wireless controller provides precision, low latency and ergonomics that gamers demand. The tablet also offers optional LTE for gamers to take their online gaming anywhere.
“If you’re a gamer and you use a tablet, the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet was created specifically for you. It delivers exceptional tablet performance and unique gaming capabilities to keep even the most avid gamers deeply immersed, anywhere they play,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder NVIDIA.
The tablet has additional features such as PC streaming, which enable the user to stream games from a PC desktop or notebook using NVIDIA GameStream technology. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA GRID Coud Streaming helps users access the GRID cloud gaming beta available to SHIELD owners in North California.
The device also has features such as Twitch and NVIDIA ShadowPlay, in which ShadowPlay enables users to capture the gaming moments and save it on Twitch platform. Console Mode allows users to take tablet gameplay to big-screen TVs.
The device comes preloaded with NVIDIA SHIELD Hub and Trine 2, in which Hub offers one touch access to a curated shop of the best FHIELD-optimized Android games.
In addition to these, the tablet offers full access to Google Play. The wireless controller and tablet cover are now available for preorder in the United States, Canada and select European countries.