Nvidia Announces 8-inch Shield Tablet With Tegra K1 Chipset

By 08:08 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 Comments

Nvidia officially announced today its long-awaited Shield Tablet. The slate is geared towards gamers and packs quite a punch with an 8" IPS Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and the company's monster Tegra K1 chipset.

It's comprised of a 2.2Giga Hertz (GHz) dual-core Cortex A15 CPU, 2GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and a 192-core Kepler GPU. This allows the Shield Tablet to output 4K videos through its microHDMI port as well as stream games from a GeForce GTX-powered Personal Computer (PC) through the Nvidia GameStream technology.

The front and rear cameras of the tablet are both 5MP, while the battery is quoted to endure 10 hours of HD video playback and 2-4 hours of gaming (depends on the graphics intensity). The internal storage can be expanded by up to 128GB thanks to the microSD card slot.

The gaming slate comes with Nvidia's DirectStylus 2 passive stylus which is GPU-accelerated and allows for cool drawings thanks to the Nvidia Dabbler app.

What's not included in the package though, is the company's recent Shield wireless controller. It costs extra $59 and uses Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) Direct rather than Bluetooth to connect to the tablet becautilize of the lower latency.

Up to four controllers can be connected to the Shield Tablet, which can stream to Twitch from both the front-facing capturing camera and the game you're playing.

The Shield Tablet comes in a 16GB Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and 32GB Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) + 4G LTE flavors and costs $299 and $399, respectively. Expect it to hit the US in the coming weeks, while the Europe and the UK customers can order one from mid-August.

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