Nvidia launched their new SHIELD Tablet specially made for gaming purpose. It features NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC, 8-inch “Full HD” screen (1,920 x 1,200, IPS LCD display), Front-facing stereo speakers, 5MP front- and rear-facing cameras, Direct Stylus 2, 16/32GB of internal storage, expandable by up to 128GB via microSD, 802.11a/b/g/n, optional LTE and 19.75 Watt-hour Lithium-ion battery.
Nvidia SHIELD Tablet Short Review
Nvidia SHIELD Tablet is the perfect choice for gamers, who wants unlimited performance on entertainment. The tablet offer perfect mixing of power and performance. You can now preorder this tablet via the official website of Nvidia for just $299.
Processor, GPU and RAM
Nvidia SHIELD Tablet is a wonder product with world’s fastest mobile processor. Enjoy the colorful world of tablet graphics, video, and audio with this tablet. It is packed with advanced, responsive stylus and SHIELD wireless controller. It is packed with NVIDIA Tegra K1 192 core Kepler GPU, 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU with 2GB RAM.
Display and Audio
The tablet performs almost equal to the world’s most extreme gaming PCs. It is integrated with the custom engineered thermal system. It gets front-facing stereo speakers and dual bass reflex port for perfect voice and video combination. It gets 8-inch 1920×1200 multi-touch Full HD display.
The hot feature of this tablet GPU-accelerated NVIDIA DirectStylus 2 offers response to each minute strokes. It is incorporated with integrated apps and handwriting recognition, makes easy for taking notes. Explore your creativity with its NVIDIA Dabbler app’s hyper-realistic watercolor and 3D Paint oil painting.
Storage and Variants
SHIELD tablet cover protects and offers flexible stand positions. You can Plug into your TV and enjoy games on the big screen. Recording of gaming is also available. Nvidia SHIELD Tablet available in two models – 32 GB (WiFi+4G LTE) and 16 GB (WiFi-only) model. You can choose based on your need and budget.
Data and Connectivity
Wireless features embedded in this tab are 802.11n 2×2 Mimo 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and GPS / GLONASS. For connectivity you can use WiFi+4G LTE or WiFi-only, Mini-HDMI output, Micro-USB 2.0, MicroSD storage slot and 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack with microphone support based on variant.
SIM, Sensors and Gaming features
Micro-SIM card is supported in 32 GB model. The tablet offers 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis compass sensors. Gaming features of this tab includes SHIELD wireless controller compatible, NVIDIA GameStream, NVIDIA ShadowPlay, GRID Cloud Gaming Beta, Console Mode and Gamepad Mapper.
Camera and Battery
About the cameras in SHIELD tablet, Front gets 5MP HDR; Back equipped with 5MP auto focus HDR. Video features 4K Ultra-HD Ready. The tab comes with DirectStylus 2 with 3D Paint (Included) and powered by 19.75 Watt Hours battery.
Dimensions and Apps
In terms of dimensions Nvidia SHIELD Tablet measures Weight: 13.7oz / 390g, Height: 8.8in / 221mm, Width: 5.0in /126mm and Depth: 0.36in / 9.2mm. Android KitKat OS powers this tablet. This supports Google Play, NVIDIA SHIELD app, Trine 2: Complete Story, Multi language Handwriting Recognition, NVIDIA Dabbler, JusWrite, Evernote, Adobe Reader, Camera Awesome etc.
Nvidia SHIELD Tablet Key Features
- Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) OS
- 8 Inches capacitive touch screen
- 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 processor
- 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage variants
- Expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
- 5MP rear and 5MP front camera
- HDMI Port for TV connectivity
- 5300mAh Li-Ion battery
Nvidia SHIELD Tablet Specifications
Nvidia SHIELD Tablet
|Operating System (OS)||Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) OS|
|Processor||2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15|
|Chipset||NVIDIA Tegra K1|
|GPU||192 core Kepler|
|RAM||2 GB LPDDR3|
|Sensors||Proximity, accelerometer, gyro, compass|
|Screen Size & Resolutions||8 Inches, 1920×1200 Pixels resolutions|
|Display Technology||Full HD IPS capacitive touch screen|
|Rear camera||5 MP|
|Front camera||5 MP|
|Camera features||Autofocus, digital zoom, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR|
|Inbuilt Capacity||16/32 GB variants|
|Expandable Capacity||Expandable up to 32GB via microSD card|
|Mobile Network (With 32GB Model Only)|
|Mobile Network Support||2G: GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|3G: WCDMA 2100, 1900, 1700, 850 MHz|
|4G: LTE 2100, 1800, 2600, 800 MHz|
|GPRS/EDGE (Class 12)|
|SIM Card Type||Micro SIM|
|Internet Speed||HSDPA, 42 Mbps (LTE model); HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps (3G model); HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 n, Dual Band, Wi-Fi Hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.0 with LE Profile|
|3.5mm audio jack||Yes|
|GPS||A-GPS with GLONASS|
|Audio & Video|
|Audio Playback Formats||MP3, AMR, AAC, WMA, MIDI|
|Video Playback Formats||3GP, MP4, WMV, XviD, MOV, FLV|
|Battery||5300mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Dimensions & Weight|