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NVIDIA Releases K1-Powered Shield Tablet & Controller

NVIDIA

Published on 22 July 2014 10:25 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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NVIDIA announced this morning their new Shield Tablet and Shield Controller. The new Shield Tablet is a $299 Android tablet that's great for gaming and is mighty powerful with using the Tegra K1 SoC.

With being powered by the Tegra K1, the CPU and graphics performance is mighty powerful for the tablet with its Kepler-based GPU and four Cortex-A15 processor cores. The Shield Tablet has an 8-inch, 1920 x 1200 display and the WiFi version with 16GB of storage is going to sell for $299 USD.

Also coming out today is the Shield wireless controller that uses low-latency WiFi connectivity. With using WiFi, audio can be streamed to the gamepad and NVIDIA promises a very responsive experience out of this controller. The Shield Controller will set you back $59 USD. Embedded below is a video about the Shield Tablet.


Find out more about this "ultimate gaming tablet" at NVIDIA.com.

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