Nvidia Shield Tablet With 8-Inch Display Launched Finally

By | July 23, 2014

The US based Chip maker Nvidia has finally announced the Nvidia Shield Tablet. The main aim of this tablet at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device. The older portable game console is still available, and is now called the Nvidia Shield Portable.

It is a 8 inch Tablet which has a 1920×1200 p resolution display, “was built specifically for gamers,” according to the California companyThe Nvidia Shield Tablet is powered by an Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset, with a 192-core Kepler GPU, and a 4+1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU clocked at 2.2GHz. The processor is coupled with 2 GB of RAM. It operates on the latest Android 4.4 operating system and also allow you to play and download the games from the Google Play Store.


The Nvidia is also touting a Shield Hub app which covered over 400 optimized games. And Finally, its ShadowPlay gameplay recording technology, the Nvidia has also announced Twitch integration that will let players record or broadcast gameplay to the streaming service.

“If you’re a gamer and you use a tablet, the Nvidia Shield Tablet was created specifically for you,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s co-founder and chief executive officer.”It delivers exceptional tablet performance and unique gaming capabilities to keep even the most avid gamers deeply immersed, anywhere they play.”

The Shield tablet is now available for pre-order. The tablet is available in two price segment starting at $299 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi only variant. It has an optional $39 cover which can be used as a kickstand. Whereas  the other variant has 32 GB built-in storage with Wi-Fi/LTE version and it is near about $399, whilst both the variants  Nvidia Shield Tablet storage expansion support via microSD card up to 128 GB.