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NVIDIA launches the Shield Tablet gaming slate

Product Launch by Luke Jones on Tuesday July 22, 2014.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet
NVIDIA Shield Tablet

Just a few days after it leaked online, NVIDIA's new Shield Tablet has been made official and there is little surprise to see that it is a gaming slate. The 8-inch device come with solid specs and interesting software and while we doubt that it will come a true success, it is certainly good enough to find its own niche within the gaming tablet market.

In terms of design, the Shield Tablet looks a lot like other NVIDIA devices and even pays a passing resemblance to the original HTC One M7 smartphone from last year. The slate boasts speakers on both portrait bezels and those front facing speakers should help with open sound. As this is a gaming tablet (it doesn?t really offer anything other tablet do not) the Shield is a little larger than other products in this form factor.

Under the hood the Shield Tablet boasts some solid high end specs. In terms of the processor, NVIDIA is of course using its own chipset, in this case the 32-bit 2.2GHz quad-core CPU Tegra K1 and 192-core Kepler GPU paired with 2GB of RAM. There is also a 1080p Full HD LCD screen and 16GB and 32GB storage options. As for storage expansion, the Shield comes with a MicroSD card slot and a Mini-HDMI jack.

The Shield retains the stylus found with other NVIDIA products and also comes with the company's propriety notation software. There will also be a dedicated gaming controller sold separately that looks like a mash up between an Xbox 360 and SEGA Dreamcast game pad. The tablet will be solidly priced too, with the 16GB Wi-Fi version will cost $299 and the 32GB LTE version will come with a price tag of $399. The optional controller can be bought for $59, while the tablet will go on sale in Europe from August 14th before rolling out worldwide later on.

source: NVIDIA

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