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NVIDIA launches tablet & controller combo for gamers

Posted by Tom July - 24 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Established graphics kings NVIDIA today launched the SHIELD tablet, which is built exclusively for gamers.

It runs on the powerful NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, which has 192 GPU cores.

The SHIELD has an 8-inch, full HD display, front-facing speakers and a cover/kick stand combo to protection and good viewing angles.

The SHIELD comes with a custom-built wireless controller, which promises precision and low latency, and the tablet supports up to four controllers at a time.

The controller also comes has a headphone socket for voice chat, a built-in touchpad, volume control and voice command capability.

The SHIELD also comes with a stylus, built on NVIDIA DirectStylus 2 technology, which enables the first GPU-accelerated 3D painting experience that allows pigment and paint mixing and bleed in real time.

Audio’s taken care of the by the cutting edge NVIDIA PureAudio technology, which helps the front-facing speakers and supports the dual-ported bass-reflex enclosure.

It’s not too pricey, either. The 16GB model (microSD-expandable up to 128GB) begins at $299. A 32GB model is also available.

The controller is priced at $59 and the cover is $39.

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First batch of NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet games revealed

Posted by wicked July - 23 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

NVIDIA is trying to make waves in the mobile gaming industry again by announcing the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet today. Although being an Android device, it has access to the entire treasury of Android games on Google Play Store and elsewhere, nothing says “high profile gaming device” than a portfolio made exclusively or at the very least optimized for this gaming tablet.

NVIDIA is announcing, as well as pre-announcing, a bunch of games that it says have been reworked to take full advantage of the Tegra K1 processor running in the SHIELD Tablet as well as add support for the SHIELD Controller, an optional accessory sold separately. Of these pioneers, Trine 2, originally a PC game, bears mentioning as the only one that is exclusively available for this new NVIDIA Tablet and nowhere else, even if it is actually up on Google Play Store instead of just on NVIDIA’s TegraZone listing. Of course, Half-Life 2 and Portal, which are also included in the list, are also NVIDIA exclusives, but they are also available on the older NVIDIA SHIELD, now called the SHIELD Portable, running on a Tegra 4 CPU.

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War Thunder is an interesting member of the roster, as it is one that is available on multiple platforms, such as PC, PlayStation 4, OS X, and even Linux. This World War II-themed MMO combat game will be coming this Fall on Google Play Store, though it is not yet known whether it will be exclusive to NVIDIA as well. Other games that are also voyaging from plain Android into the SHIELD realm are Pure Chess, Rochard, Anomaly 2, Flyhunter, Origins, Dungeon Defenders Eternity, and Chuck’s Challenge 3D: Reloaded, all arriving July 29. A completely new game is the first person puzzle game The Talos Principle, also available on Steam, which will still be coming sometime in Fall.

Many of these games don’t exactly come for free. Trine 2, for example, costs $16.99, while both Portal and Half-Life 2 cost $9.99 each. Add that to the $299 and $59 price tags of the SHIELD Tablet and Controller, respectively, you pretty much have the makings of a gaming device that could rival the likes of the PS Vita, not just in gaming but in business model as well.

SOURCE: NVIDIA

Tuesday Poll: Are You Going to Buy a SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller?

Posted by Tim-o-tato July - 22 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

Earlier this morning, NVIDIA announced the new SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller. These two devices are made specifically with gamers in mind, but the tablet itself should have any tech enthusiast most curious. Priced at $299 for the 16GB model, the SHIELD Tablet features a Tegra K1 processor with 2GB of RAM, a full 8″ HD display, as well as a complete stylus for any artists we may have among us.

Coupled with the SHIELD Controller, these units can provide an unparalleled mobile gaming experience, as well as a new way to play your PC games while hanging out on your couch, thanks to NVIDIA’s GameStream. The only downside to GameStream is that PC users will need a rig powered by an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, but if you are already into gaming on your computer, there is a high probability that your rig already features one.

While last year’s SHIELD Portable didn’t quite take off as NVIDIA might have hoped, given its niche market of buyers (hardcore mobile gamers), we think that by NVIDIA essentially splitting that device into two separate products, the Tablet and Controller, they could see quite a bit more success among regular Android lovers who can choose to purchase only the tablet if they so desire.

Below, answer the poll question, then give us your take on the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller. Was NVIDIA smart to introduce two separate products instead of an all-in-one, or should we hope that they also have plans for a “SHIELD 2″?

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NVIDIA announces the Shield Tablet and Shield Wireless Controller, pre-orders start now

Posted by wicked July - 22 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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As expected, NVIDIA took the wraps off of the Shield Tablet and Shield Wireless Controller. Let’s start with the tablet. It sports an 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200) IPS display, a Tegra K1 processor (with 192 GPU cores), 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up to an additional 128 GB of storage, 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, front-facing stereo speakers, HDMI 1.4a out, Bluetooth 4.0, and LTE / HSPA+ (compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile). What’s also interesting is that the tablet supports 4K out to your TV, but in order to keep the pricing competitive, they opted for a 1080p display on the actual tablet.

So what makes the Shield Tablet so special? For starters, it’s pretty much the most powerful tablet on earth. It not only plays Android games, but you can also stream games from a NVIDIA GeForce GTX powered PC desktop or notebook using NVIDIA GameStream. It can also stream games from the cloud using NVIDIA Grid. You will also find support for real-time streaming to Twitch and a Gaming Console Mode that makes it a full living-room gaming experience. Lastly, it includes a stylus, dubbed DirectStylus 2, which is twice as responsive as its predecessor.

The tablet is going for $299 and you can pre-order now. The controller is wireless and costs $59. No word on if you can utilize the controller with other tablets like the MOGA series. They are also offering a tablet cover that doubles as a stand for $39.

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Nvidia launches Tegra K1-powered Shield tablet, starting at $299      

Posted by wicked July - 22 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Following an exhaustive leak last week, Nvidia has today made official the new Shield tablet, an 8-inch device powered by the Tegra K1 processor, targeted primarily at gamers.

The Shield tablet follows the Shield handheld console, released at CES last year, and packs some of the same gaming features, including GameStream technology, which works with select Nvidia GPUs and, in limited beta, with Nvidia’s cloud streaming service.

The Shield features an 8-inch Full HD IPS LCD display and comes with a built-in stylus that works with Nvidia’s new DirectStylus 2 tech, which includes “a new capability where pigment and paint mix and bleed physically, in real time, and the palette is naturally illuminated in 3D as the user adjusts the light source.”

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The Tegra K1 SoC features 192 Kepler-based GPU cores that support some desktop class graphics features, such as tessellation, and a quad-core Cortex A15 processor spinning at 2.2GHz, as well as 2GB of RAM. The device comes in two versions, one with Wi-Fi only and 16GB of built-in storage, and one with LTE and 32GB of storage. Both options feature an expansion card for up to 128GB of additional storage space.

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The dual front speakers with dual bass reflex enclosure should provide a rich soundtrack to your gaming exploits. Speaking of which, Nvidia boasts over 400 games that are optimized for the Shield at launch, though you will naturally be able to load up any app or game from the Play Store.

In addition to cloud streaming and local PC streaming, the Nvidia Shield features Console Mode, which turns the device into a console that gamers can connect to a TV and control with the optional Shield controller accessory.

The Nvidia Shield will become available for pre-order today and will begin shipping in North America on July 9, Europe on August 4, and in other regions this fall. The 16GB/Wi-Fi model will cost $299, while the 32GB/LTE model will go for $399. The optional Shield controller will retail for $59, and Nvidia is also offering a case with a built-in stand for $39.

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NVIDIA Launches World’s First Tablet Built for Gamers

SHIELD Family Expands as World’s Most Advanced Mobile Processor, 192-Core Tegra K1, Serves Up Unmatched Tablet Experience, Amazing Gaming

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — July 22, 2014 — NVIDIA today launched the newest members of the NVIDIA® SHIELDTM family — the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD wireless controller.

Designed and built by NVIDIA, SHIELD Tablet is the ultimate tablet for gamers, delivering unparalleled gaming performance made possible by the world’s most powerful mobile processor, the NVIDIA Tegra® K1, and frequent software updates that bring new features and improved performance.

The SHIELD tablet is built for gaming, featuring a bright, 8-inch, full HD display, booming front- facing speakers with rich sound, and an optional cover that both protects the screen and can be used as a stand to support the device. To transform the tablet form factor into a serious gaming machine, NVIDIA has built the SHIELD wireless controller, which provides the precision, low latency and ergonomics that serious gamers demand.

The SHIELD tablet offers optional LTE for gamers to take their online gaming anywhere. And to ensure the device delivers the richest gaming experience, NVIDIA will provide regular, over-the- air software updates.

“If you’re a gamer and you use a tablet, the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet was created specifically for you,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer at NVIDIA. “The SHIELD tablet delivers unique gaming capabilities to keep even the most avid gamer deeply immersed, anywhere they play.”

As with the original member of the SHIELD family, the original SHIELD portable, the SHIELD tablet is the portal to compelling content that gamers will love, including over 400 SHIELD- optimized Android games, as well as the ability to wirelessly stream users’ PC gaming libraries.

The SHIELD tablet’s gaming capabilities are powered by its Tegra K1 mobile processor, with a 192-core GPU that taps into the same NVIDIA KeplerTM architecture that drives the most extreme gaming PCs.

String of World Firsts

The SHIELD tablet provides a range of firsts for a tablet:

  • PC Streaming: First to stream games from a PC desktop or notebook, from anywhere in the home – using NVIDIA GameStreamTM technology to stream from systems powered by an NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 6xx series or greater GPU.
  • Cloud Streaming: First to stream PC games from the cloud. Gamers can access the NVIDIA GRIDTM cloud gaming beta, available exclusively to SHIELD owners in Northern California, to instantly stream a library of high-quality PC games, and then save them in the cloud.
  • Twitch and NVIDIA ShadowPlayTM: First to feature Twitch – the leading video platform and community for gamers – which is also integrated with ShadowPlay, an advanced game-capture tool that lets users save and stream their greatest gaming moments. Gamers can stream titles from the SHIELD tablet to friends and foes worldwide. SHIELD Tablet also includes a 5MP front camera to enhance the image of the gamer overlaid on the Twitch gamecast.
  • Console Mode: First to feature NVIDIA Console Mode, which takes your tablet gameplay to your big screen TV. Console Mode transforms the device into a full living-room gaming and entertainment experience. Gamers can set up their SHIELD wireless controller, sit back on their couch and play Android games, browse the web and watch their favorite movies — all in native 1080p HD.

Controller for Serious Gamers, with Ultra-Low Latency Wi-Fi

The SHIELD wireless controller is the most advanced device of its kind, allowing gamers to boost performance with ultra-low latency Wi-Fi Direct connectivity with up to four wireless controllers to game along with friends. It is the first precision controller designed for both PC gaming and Android, and features a gaming headset jack, built-in touch pad, volume control and revolutionary voice command and search.

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A stylus allows tablet experiences that touch-only tablets can’t match, and the NVIDIA DirectStylusTM 2 technology on the SHIELD tablet is a game-changer. Twice as responsive as its predecessor, DirectStylus 2 technology enables the first GPU-accelerated 3D painting experience, a new capability where pigment and paint mix and bleed physically, in real time, and the palette is naturally illuminated in 3D as the user adjusts the light source.

Aspiring artists can use DirectStylus 2 to capture the attitude of every stroke on the SHIELD tablet, take notes with the integrated apps and handwriting recognition, or get creative with the NVIDIA DabblerTM app’s hyper-realistic watercolor and 3D Paint oil painting.

Dynamic Sound

Ensuring that every game, song and podcast sounds incredibly crisp and clear, NVIDIA PureAudioTM technology delivers dynamic sound through front-facing stereo speakers and a dual-ported bass-reflex enclosure.

Versatile Cover

The sturdy, optional SHIELD tablet cover does more than just protect the tablet. It offers a variety of flexible stand positions to make gaming and entertainment more enjoyable.

Preloaded with NVIDIA SHIELD Hub and Trine 2

The SHIELD tablet comes preloaded with the NVIDIA SHIELD Hub app, the center of the gamer’s SHIELD experience. The app offers one-touch access to over 400 SHIELD-optimized Android game titles, along with Google Play, where gamers can download thousands of apps, including Netflix, Pandora and more.

Also bundled is the popular Frostbyte game Trine 2: Complete Story. Originally a huge hit on PlayStation, Xbox and Steam, the game is now optimized for great gameplay and graphics on the Tegra K1 processor.

Pricing, Availability and Accessories

The SHIELD tablet comes with either Wi-Fi connectivity, or Wi-Fi and LTE. It’s available in 16- and 32GB, with MicroSD (up to 128GB), starting at $299. The SHIELD wireless controller retails for $59. The SHIELD tablet cover retails for $39.

The SHIELD tablet, wireless controller and tablet cover are now available for preorder in the United States, Canada and select European countries. Preorders in the United States are available at shield.nvidia.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, GameStop, Micro Center, Newegg and Tiger Direct, and in Canada at Canada Computers, Memory Express, NCIX and ThinkGeek.

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet is the next step in Android/PC gaming

Posted by wicked July - 22 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

What if the NVIDIA SHIELD were different? The portable gaming device turned heads on launch, and continued to do so well into its lifespan, supporting PC gaming as well as Android. The latest iteration of SHIELD takes it one step further, bringing you a tablet and controller that work together, but aren’t joined at the hip.


The SHILED Tablet and SHIELD Controller are meant to work together, but also don’t have to. The tablet itself is a robust performer, running things with the NVIDIA K1 chipset, which has 192 GPU cores. The 8-inch display is full HD with a 1920 x 1200 resolution. Front-facing speakers house NVIDA’s Pure Sound technology and a dual bass reflex port. The 16 or 32GB internal storage is upgradable to 128GB via micro SD card, And two 5MP cameras will keep you shooting pics as well as on-screen enemies.

The tablet also has a stylus — and a good one at that. NVIDIA says theirs is the first GPU accelerated stylus, which will be great for artists. Blending colors and altering light sources are the name of the game here, and don’t worry about losing track of the stylus; like any good digital pen, it has a place in the tablet.

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The controller is much like you find with the current SHIELD — responsive, stylish, and a pleasure to game with. NVIDIA is using WiFi to couple the controller with your tablet, which they say has two-times lower latency than Bluetooth. If you have a favorite controller, Bluetooth or wired, you can use that as well — it just won’t be as good as the controller NVIDIA has. Android enthusiasts will like that the controller has voice capabilities; just hold down the home button, and ask it to launch a game or perform a search!

Gaming remains the focus for NVIDIA and their SHIELD lineup, and the SHIELD Tablet is the best and brightest for this. The SHIELD Tablet is the first to offer Gamestream, which is the backbone of what NVIDIA accomplishes here. You can play PC or Android games, and stream (get it?) them to your TV. Perhaps better, you can join up to four controllers at once to play multi-player games with your SHIELD Tablet.

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Of course, you’ll get access to SHIELD Hub, which is your jumping-off point for NVIDIA gaming. For those interested in sharing their gaming experience, NVIDIA is also allowing Twitch streaming. When you’re gaming on the tablet, the NVIDIA SHIELD cover lets you acheive the optimal screen angle — no matter what that is for you.

An 8-inch tablet with a blazing fast processor, WiFi or LTE, a stellar controller, groundbreaking stylus, Android and PC gaming, and the ability to both stream games to your TV and play with friends — what more could you want? How about a price-point that starts at $299, and a controller that sets you back $59? The SHIELD Tablet will be available later this year, but pre-orders are currently being accepted via the SHIELD page, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, GameStop, Micro Center, NewEgg, Tiger Direct, Memory Express, NCIX, ThinkGeek, or Canada Computers.

NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller, Ultimate Portable Gaming for $299

Posted by Tim-o-tato July - 22 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

We have two new gaming toys from NVIDIA this morning, the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller. Both devices are part of the newly-named “SHIELD Family,” which also includes last year’s SHIELD, which will now be known as SHIELD Portable.

The SHIELD Tablet and Controller have been specifically designed for gamers, allowing players the best performance and gaming experience they could ever hope for while not on their gaming rig at home. Ultimately, NVIDIA wants to allow gamers to play mobile games, as well as PC games, in a way which was not possible before. 

Powered by the Tegra K1 processor, with its 192 core Kepler GPU, the SHIELD Tablet is every gamer’s dream slate. With an 8″ Full HD display, games will look crisp, run smoothly, and sound phenomenal with the dual front-facing stereo speakers. However, as all serious mobile gamers might know, a few games aren’t that fun with on-screen controls. This is where SHIELD Controller comes in handy.

Made to play like a high-grade console controller, the SHIELD Controller seamlessly syncs to your SHIELD Tablet via WiFi Direct, which allows you to play your games virtually lag free. The controller features a built-in microphone, rechargeable Li-ion battery, a full button arrangement including a D pad, bumpers, triggers, A/B/X/Y buttons, topped off by a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with voice chat support.

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Given this is NVIDIA, the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller are compatible with GameStream, which is a platform designed to allow gamers to play their favorite PC games on SHIELD mobile devices. While hooked up to your home network, players can stream games via Steam to the SHIELD Tablet, and control the gameplay with SHIELD Controller. It’s quite the process, but once hooked up and booted, having tried it myself, it’s a great gaming experience. Keep in mind, though, that using GameStream does require a PC powered by a GeForce graphics card.

One feature that stands above the rest in my eyes is “Stream to Twitch.” When enabled, users can stream directly from the SHIELD Tablet to Twitch for anyone to watch live, and can also overlay a direct video feed from the Tablet’s built-in front-facing camera. To give you an example of this feature, I could stream Call of Duty: Ghosts from my PC via Steam to the SHIELD Tablet, while at the same time, stream my gameplay and video footage to Twitch for anyone to watch in realtime. The SHIELD Tablet is the first device on the market to allow for this feature.

Let’s talk pricing and availability. The SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller will be made available beginning July 29, starting at the price of $299. The SHIELD Tablet with 16GB of storage with WiFi will be available for $299, while the SHIELD Tablet with 4G LTE connectivity and 32GB of storage will retail for $399. The SHIELD Controller is priced at $59. A cover/stand made specifically for SHIELD Tablet is priced at $39.

We will soon have a full hands-on and impressions post with the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller, followed by a complete gaming review, but until then, check out the spec list and NVIDIA’s video below. As always, we want to know what you think of these new devices, so head on into the comments section below to drop your opinion of NVIDIA’s newest devices made especially for gamers.

SHIELD Tablet Specs

  • 8″ Full HD IPS LCD (1920 x 1200) display
  • Tegra K1 2.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 192 core Kepler GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • DirectStylus 2
  • 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage
  • microSD slot up to 128GB
  • Front-facing dual stereo speakers
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 5MP rear-facing camera
  • 802.11a/b/g/n 2×2 MIMO (2.4GHz and 5GHz) WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Micro-SIM on 4G LTE model
  • 10 hour HD video playback battery life
  • OTA updates direct from NVIDIA

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NVIDIA will announce the Shield Tablet on July 22nd alongside a wireless controller

Posted by wicked July - 19 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

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We know an NVIDIA Shield tablet is on the way, and it looks like it’ll be announced sooner rather than later. A set of leaked images and information points towards the gaming tablet being announced on July 22nd in time for a late summer/early fall rollout to consumers.

According to the images, the Shield Tablet will indeed be a powerful tablet paired with a wireless controller instead of the all-in-one package we got with the original Shield device. The tablet sports an NVIDIA K1 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 1920 x 1200 8-inch screen, and a 5 megapixel front-facing cam. The 16 GB model with WiFi only will run $299, and the 32 GB, LTE-enabled version will cost $399. Either option should be more than capable of handling even the most demanding games available on Android.

Aside from the tablet, NVIDIA is going to push the wireless controller accessory to complement playing games on the device. The controller will cost $59 and is supposedly significantly more responsive than typical Bluetooth controllers, so it may not be a universal Bluetooth accessory. That’s a bummer if you were planning on getting just the controller for another device.

With an announcement on the 22nd and a rollout slated to begin on July 29th in the US and Canada, you can expect more official news on the Shield tablet soon.

source: Videocardz

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Controller leaked in full glory

Posted by wicked July - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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NVIDIA is getting ready to announce its new Shield products, but it seems they just can’t stay away from leaksters’ hands. A new set of slides has hit the internet with all the details you could ever ask for. The second-generation Shield launch is rumored to include a Shield Tablet and Shield Controller.

The processor manufacturer was not the most successful at launching the NVIDIA Shield handheld gaming device. This could have triggered their desire to alter the form factor and strategy. Instead of a handheld gaming platform, the new NVIDIA Shield set-up consists of two pieces. The tablet could work as a standalone device, designed for both gaming and daily tasks. Meanwhile, the controller will be available when you are ready for game time.

Let’s start by taking a look at the rumored 8-inch pad. The NVIDIA Shield Tablet is said to come with 1080p display, a powerful Tegra K1 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16-32 GB of internal storage, 5 MP cameras (both), Bluetooth 4.0 and a microSD slot. There will be WiFi and WiFi+LTE versions, priced at $299 and $399 accordingly.

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The interesting part here is the remote, which is now completely unattached to the Shield gaming device. It’s quite an interesting concept, and we must say it’s not a bad idea. After all, this could make for a much more flexible experience. Having to carry and deal with the controller at all times is simply not the most convenient way to go about things.

The controller will cost only $59 and feature WiFi Direct connectivity, ensuring a strong and speedy connection. It also comes packed with a microphone and all the buttons and joysticks you can expect on a good gaming pad. In essence, it looks much like the controller we saw in the NVIDIA Shield, but unattached and with what looks like a much more ergonomic build.

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Both devices are rumored to go on sale this July 29th, so we probably won’t be waiting much longer for the official announcement. Europeans may have to wait a bit more, though, with a release date rumored to be set on August 14th. The rollout will continue in other markets throughout the Fall.

Do keep in mind these are all rumors and leaks. Nothing is official until it is announced, no matter how credible and consistent the leaks are. We will be sure to let you know all the details as soon as they come!

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller Details Leaked, Available July 29 for $299+

Posted by Tim-o-tato July - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

More information is beginning to leak from NVIDIA, as it appears the company has two upcoming product launches, the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller. Part of a new “SHIELD Family,” these two devices will fit alongside the original SHIELD gaming system, in a lineup of mobile devices built specifically for the hardcore gamers out there.

Slides have leaked with pretty much any information you could ask for regarding the new SHIELD Tablet and Controller. For starters, let’s go over what it looks like we should expect from the SHIELD Tablet. 

The device features an 8″ Full HD display (1920 x 1200), Tegra K1 processor with 192 CUDA cores, 2GB of RAM, a DirectStylus as seen in the Tegra Note tablet, 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage, WiFi or WiFi+LTE connectivity depending on the model you purchase, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD slot for up to 128GB of storage, 5MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, will receive OTA updates direct from NVIDIA, and should run Android 4.4+ out of the box. As mentioned, there are two models, one with only WiFi and one with WiFi+LTE. The 16GB WiFi model is priced at $299, while the WiFi+LTE 32GB model is priced at $399. For a luxury tablet specifically built for gaming madness, those prices seem great.

NVIDIA looks to have built a standalone controller as well, most likely intended to connect to your SHIELD Tablet. Specs include WiFi Direct connectivity (should significantly cut back on any lag), a headphone jack and microphone, joysticks, triggers, full D-pad, numbers, and a great looking build quality. We assume it will feel much like a SHIELD controller, but minus the built-in display and could be much slimmer. The SHIELD Controller is priced at just $59.

A slide for availability and pricing leaked, with the SHIELD Tablet and Controller set to go on sale in the US starting July 29. Europeans can pick up the package beginning August 14, while the rest of the world will need to wait until the Fall season.

While the tablet is priced at just $299 (WiFi-only), $399 for WiFi+LTE, and the controller is $59, this seems like quite the little gaming package. Seeing as how this is NVIDIA, you can expect more GRID action (cloud-based gaming), Steam compatibility, and a whole bunch of other goodies. For more details, we will need to wait for NVIDIA to make their official announcement.

What are your thoughts so far? We’d love to hear them below.

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