Tablet Shield Announced: a Monster for Those Who Like to Play

The  NVIDIA   has just announced the launch of a new-and exciting-tablet  for those passionate about games. This is the Shield, which has Android operating system and a special wireless controller to ensure much easier in matches. Virtually everything on the tablet is optimized for gaming enthusiasts-and this is seen in several details.

In addition to the powerful hardware and capable of running any game with maximum detail, it still has a very interesting design, created with features to ensure better heat dissipation-which is vital for system maintenance, even when it is operating at Very high speeds. Not to mention the wireless controller, which guarantees the best for any player and can still be used on computers-it must be said that it will be sold separately.

More than the controller, another accessory that will be sold in integration with the tablet is NVIDIA DirectStylus 2-a special pen to ensure better results in annotations and interactions with applications and games. There are still some powerful configurations inside the Shield Tablet, but the highlight is the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor-which has 192 colors dedicated to graphics.

This new tablet will be sold in two different versions. One of them has Wi-Fi connectivity and 16 GB of storage memory and is sold for $ 299. The most powerful WiFi and 4G LTE also has 32GB capacity. This most powerful version costs $ 399 in the North American market. Both support up to 128 GB with expansion cards and come with the game Trine 2: Complete Story. It is worth saying that the controller is not part of the tablet kit, with each unit sold for $ 59.99. DirectStylus 2 pens cost $ 19.99.

Pre-sales have already begun in the United States, but there is still no forecast for launch in Brazil. Here are some highlights of the device, as released by NVIDIA:

  • Streaming PC games : Like the first SHIELD, the tablet comes equipped with NVIDIA’s GameStream technology, allowing you to stream your computer games to any corner of your home. From there, you choose whether you prefer to play on the tablet’s screen or turn it on in console mode on a television. To use the feature, you must have a PC with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 6xx series or higher graphics card.
  • Cloud Streaming: In  addition to streaming games directly from your PC, the SHIELD tablet also provides connection to the cloud, so the buyer can play titles made available from the manufacturer’s servers. The appeal, however, should work well only for those who live in the United States.
  • Twitch and Shadow Play:  The live streaming platform comes integrated with the tablet system, allowing players around the world to record and re-broadcast their best starting moments online. With the 5MP camera, the device promises even overlapping images at play time.
  • Console mode: The NVIDIA Shield tablet can be connected directly to your television. Operating in this way, it turns into a video game, and then you just have to connect your control to the device, sit on the couch and enjoy the matches with all the comfort.
  • NVIDIA DirectStylus 2:  the second generation of the NVIDIA stylus promises twice the response when using the device. Some apps will make more advanced use of the feature, allowing for advanced ink simulation drawings-even with graphical acceleration from the tablet’s GPU.

Technical specifications

  • Operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Screen: 8 inches
  • Resolution: 1920×1200 pixels
  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra K1
  • Processing clock: 2.2 GHz
  • Memory RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage Memory: 16GB(WiFi), 32GB(4G LTE)
  • Memory Expansion: up to 128 GB
  • Built-in Camera: 5 MP
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS
  • Video Output: HDMI
  • Accessories: NVIDIA DirectStylus 2, Special Controller
  • Dimensions: 4.25 “x 5.5”-Large enough for any message.
  • Thickness: 0,92 cm
  • Weight: 390 g
  • Price(US): US $ 299(WiFi), US $ 399(4G LTE)