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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet (WiFi)

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  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor
  • 16GB Storage, 5MP Front and Rear facing cameras.
  • Display: 8-Inch 1920x1200 multi-touch Full HD display
  • Audio: Front facing stereo speakers, dual bass reflex port with built-in microphone
  • Ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop with OTA Update
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Processors tegra k1 2.2 GHz exynos 5 octa 5420 1.9 GHz tegra 3 0 1.3 GHz Tegra 2.2 GHz
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Screen Size8 inches
Screen Resolution1920x1200
Max Screen Resolution1920x1200 pixels
Processor2.2 GHz Tegra K1
RAM2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Hard Drive16 GB
Wireless Type802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8.23 hours
Brand NameNVIDIA
SeriesShield Tablet
Item model number940-81761-2500-000
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4 KitKat
Item Weight13.8 ounces
Item Dimensions L x W x H8.80 x 5 x 0.36 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandNVIDIA
Flash Memory Size16.0
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
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Best Sellers Rank #111 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJuly 22, 2014
  
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Product Description

The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet delivers the perfect mix of power, portability, and performance. Its NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor taps into the same Kepler architecture that drives the world's most extreme gaming PCs. Plus, it features NVIDIA GameStream technology that lets you take PC gaming everywhere. Unbelievable graphics and audio make every song, music, game, and podcast incredibly crisp and clear. Pair it with the optional SHIELD controller and discover a whole new level of gaming performance and control. Aspiring artists can even use the GPU-accelerated NVIDIA DirectStylus 2 to for great writing, or get creative with the NVIDIA Dabbler app’s hyper-realistic watercolor and 3D Paint.

From the Manufacturer

The UItimate Tablet For Gamers

Now Ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Built to Be Brilliant

The world’s fastest mobile processor. Unbeatable tablet graphics, video, and audio. The most advanced, responsive stylus. And the freedom to pair with the optional SHIELD controller for ultimate gaming control. The SHIELD tablet delivers everything you need to get the most from your games, movies, and apps.

Extreme Performance

The SHIELD tablet’s NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor taps into the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture that drives the world's most extreme gaming PCs. With a custom engineered thermal system, SHIELD tablet harnesses the full power of Tegra K1’s extreme performance.

Booming Front Facing Speakers

The SHIELD tablet’s front-facing stereo speakers and dual bass reflex port provide incredible audio that makes every song, movie, game, and podcast incredibly crisp and clear.

More Games to Game

Only NVIDIA SHIELD tablet gives you access to the new NVIDIA GRID gaming service, with more than 20 blockbuster PC games available for free, or stream games from your GeForce GTX-powered PC and play them on the SHIELD tablet with NVIDIA GameStream technology. Plug into your TV, switch to console mode, and play your games on the big screen. You can also seamlessly record your greatest gaming moments or stream your game action to Twitch as you play with NVIDIA ShadowPlay.

Features:

Impossibly Advanced Tegra K1 Mobile Processor

Tegra K1 is the first-ever console-class mobile processor, giving you full support for PC-class gaming technologies like DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, and tessellation. Plus, it's the first mobile processor to run Unreal Engine 4, Epic's latest game engine for powering next-gen games.

Make Your Mark

Aspiring artists designing the next game or fan art can use the GPU-accelerated NVIDIA DirectStylus 2 to capture the attitude of every stroke. Take notes with the integrated apps and handwriting recognition. Or get creative with the NVIDIA Dabbler app’s hyper-realistic watercolor and 3D Paint oil painting.

5 Megapixel Camera

With front and rear-facing 5 MP cameras, SHIELD tablet is great for capturing life’s big moments and sharing them with video chat. It also comes preloaded with the Camera Awesome app to give all your photos just the look you’re going for.

High-Fidelity Speaker

The SHIELD tablet takes mobile sound farther with front-facing stereo speakers, and dual bass reflex port provide incredible audio that makes every song, movie, game, and podcast incredibly crisp and clear.

Expanded Conectivity

Stay connected with 802.11n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi for fast PC game streaming. Includes a Mini-HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0, and Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack. Free up memory by moving your app and game files to an external microSD card.

NVIDIA Game Stream

Stream games from your GeForce GTX-enabled PC and play them on SHIELD tablet using the SHIELD controller with ultra-low latency.

NVIDIA Shadowplay

NVIDIA ShadowPlay seamlessly records your greatest gaming moments or streams your game action to Twitch as you play.

NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming

Service Preview - GRID is now a feature of SHIELD Hub and lets you stream popular PC games to your SHIELD, including Batman Arkham City in amazing graphics quality. The free preview is available now in North America with Western Europe coming soon.

Console Mode

Transform your SHIELD tablet into a full living room gaming and entertainment experience on your big-screen TV. Sync your new SHIELD controller and play your Android and PC games in HD.

NVIDIA Shield Hub

Get anytime access to your personal library of Android and PC games, search for the hottest SHIELD-optimized games, log in to rate and comment on games, and stay current with the latest SHIELD news.

4K Ultra-HD Media Ready

Play your favorite movie file formats like FLV, MKV—and even 4K media—on next-gen 4K TVs.

The Latest Android OS

The SHIELD tablet will fully support the new Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system from Google, which offers an all-new user interface and faster access to all your favorite applications and next generation Android games.

Customer Reviews

Overall I think this is one of the best tablets on the market today.
MrSlippery
The tablet would not respond to input, be it the side buttons or the touch screen.
Thomas Hilton
The front facing speakers produce excellent sound quality and volume.
Joshua A. Lane

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

170 of 183 people found the following review helpful By Mathlete TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 29, 2014
I liken the NVIDIA Shield like a souped up, 21st century Gameboy that allows adults who like to game carry a piece of hardware that doesn't look like a toy. Weighing just under 0.9 lbs, the NVIDIA Shield looks like any old tablet on the market today. however, when you look under the hood or turn it on to play your first game, you will realize this is not your run of the mill tablet.

Coming in at $299, you really need to ask yourself "what is my main purpose for buying a tablet?" This is not an iPad killer, nor does it try to be. it is not a Kindle Fire replacement, as it doesn't try to be that either. The NVIDIA Shield is a true gamer's tablet that tries to be the 2nd screen and portable alternative for those of us who are serious about gaming - and expect to have the same quality functions and features regardless of the platform.
Currently the selection of games optimized for the NVIDIA Shield are limited. However, you can still access popular titles from the Google Play store. And one of the better features is the NVIDIA Shield's ability to stream games from my home PC.

The NVIDIA Shield feels solid, looks simple, but carries a decent punch with its hardware. Running Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat, the Shield is powered by a Tegra K1(Quad ARM Cortex-A15 @ 2.2GHz) processor with graphics supported by a Kepler-based GPU with 192 shader ALUs. It's 8" IPS panel displays 1920x1200 resolution (283 PPI) and delivers a stunningly vivid visual gaming experience. It has 2GB of RAM with 16GB eMMC on-board storage. But no gaming tablet is complete without expandable storage as the Shield has a MicroSD slot capable of adding an additional 128GB of storage. Of course there is wireless connectivity with dual-band 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE (which was surprising to me).
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Wow is the Nvidia SHIELD is powerful. It's nearly twice as fast on the 3dMark benchmark tests as the Tegra 4 processor the SHIELD's new K1 chip replaces. It's also twice as fast as the iPad Air. The SHIELD essentially puts an Xbox 360 or a PS3 in the palm of your hand.

The SHIELD Tablet has a subtle industrial design, largely masking the amazing processor under the hood that makes this the ultimate handheld gaming device (at the moment).

It features an 8 inch 1920x1200 full HD display that is very responsive and accurate to touch with fantastic image quality. Its front facing onboard speakers also sound great.

The Nvidia SHIELD can be plugged into an HD television and placed into 'console mode' where it will turn off its internal display and function like a game console complete with its own interface and store. It works well, but I found exited games dumps me back to an Android desktop and not the easy to navigate menu I initially started with. I suspect it might work better if I use an Nvidia controller vs. the standard bluetooth one I was using.

There aren't many games written specifically for the new chip yet, but what is available is very impressive and a sign of many interesting things to come. The 'pack-in' game, Trine 2, looks beautiful on the display and on a 1080p television. It runs at a smooth framerate and is every bit as good as an Xbox 360 as far as its graphical capabilities are concerned.

The Reicast Dreamcast emulator runs beautifully at a nearly 60 frames per second. It almost feels as good as the original. It can deliver double the frame rate as a Tegra 4

Without question this is the ultimate gaming tablet at the moment. I am very impressed with its K1 processor's performance, especially just how much faster it is over the capable Tegra 4. We are in an exciting time for mobile development!
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111 of 127 people found the following review helpful By R. Voorhees on July 29, 2014
This is an incredible piece of hardware, although you can't necessarily tell that from its somewhat vanilla design. It's not particularly svelte either at about a third of an inch thick. But that's not the point. This baby was designed first and foremost as a gaming device, and despite earlier misgivings, it does this quite well, besides being a beast of a machine.

The screen is pretty great, with good viewing angles and a vivid display. It's not as amazing as the amoled displays on the Galaxy S series of tablets, but I'd say its comparable to the best displays next to that. Battery life is decent for general use, about 9-10 hours, but gaming eats the battery pretty fast...about 2-3 hours roughly. Maybe that will improve a bit after the battery recycles a few times. Anyway, you have three performance settings, and the good news is the Tegra K has so much raw power that it can run any current game at the lowest performance setting with ease, even those enhanced specifically for the tablet.

The sound is really pretty good, with a surprising amount of mids and even a bit of bass that you wouldn't expect from a tablet of this size. Watching movies is, for once, completely doable without headphones.

From a gaming standpoint, I think that if nVidia does this right and gets developers on board with some big name titles that take full advantage of the architecture, especially considering that it can handle the Unreal 4 engine in real time, we could see some amazing stuff. But in the meantime, the game streaming from compatible nVidia based PCs is completely awesome. And if you happen to live in the western U.S.
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