NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet has begun shipping to customers today after going up for pre order last week. So if you’re one of those customers who pre ordered the device early, the tablet should be on its way.
The Shield Tablet is being considered a successor to the Shield handheld console which launched last year, although both have different form factors. However, the idea remains the same – to provide a powerful gaming oriented device with top of the line hardware.
The Shield Tablet can also be bundled with a gaming controller for $59 which comes with all the standard set of controls. But given the large 8 inch display on offer, users might not see the need for a controller. But if you plan on hooking up the tablet to an external monitor, the controller will certainly come in handy.
The design of the Shield Tablet is based on the recent line of Tegra Note tablets and even comes with a stylus. Its display packs a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and has a 5-megapixel front and rear facing camera. Handling the processing duties is the powerful 2.2 GHz dual core Tegra K1 SoC (ARM Cortex-A15) which also packs a 72 core GPU, making it one of the most powerful mobile chipsets in the market today. The pricing has been set at $299 for the 16GB model and $399 for the 32GB version.
Initial reviews have suggested that the tablet doesn’t fail to impress as far as gaming and performance is concerned, so we don’t think you can go wrong with one of these.
Have you placed an order for the Shield Tablet yet?