NVIDIA has today confirmed that they are not giving up on the portable gaming world, unveiling their latest device, the Nvidia Shield Tablet.
Designed to be portable, yet powerful, the Nvidia Shield Tablet is the first tablet to utilise Nvidia’s recently announced Tegra K1 processor, which has a massive 192-core Kepler GPU, and is backed up by 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage, alongside up to 128GB of extra storage via a microSD card.
There’s also an 8 inch 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS LCD display, with front-facing speakers, a dual bass reflex port, output of up to 4K resolution video via its mini HDMI port, two 5 megapixel camera on the back and front, WiFi, and the option to add LTE 4G connections.
Nvidia also says that the tablet has a battery life that can last up to 10 hours on HD video playback, and around 2-4 hours whilst playing a game.
The tablet will also be bundled with Trine 2, as well as software that allows it to live stream footage from the game and from the camera to Twitch, and can even stream a number of PC games over a 4G connection.
The Nvidia Shield tablet is now available to pre-order in the US where it is available for $299 for the Wi-Fi only model, and £399 for the LTE model. Users must buy the Shield controller separately if they want it, costing $59.
The tablet will also be available in the UK and Europe from mid-August, where it is said that the WiFi only version will be available for £229.