Nvidia’s Shield lineup gets a new addition today. A gaming tablet featuring the Tegra K1 processor and 192 GPU cores.

The Nvidia Shield Tablet is being marketed as a high-performance tablet. Besides the features mentioned above, the tablet comes with an 8-inch full HD display, front-facing speakers, DirectStylus 2 technology and an optional cover that doubles as a kickstand.

The tablet also comes with LTE connectivity.

You won’t struggle for games on the Shield tablet. Besides all the Android games on Google Play, there are more than 400 Shield-optimized games plus another 11 specifically optimized for the Tegra 1 processor.

Need more games? You can stream games from a PC or laptop using Nvidia’s GameStreamTM technology. Nvidia’s GRID Cloud streaming is also an option if your internet is up to the task.

“If you’re a gamer and you use a tablet, the Nvidia Shield tablet was created specifically for you,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s co-founder and CEO. “It delivers exceptional tablet performance and unique gaming capabilities to keep even the most avid gamers deeply immersed, anywhere they play.”

There’s a few different options when purchasing the Shield tablet. It comes with Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi and LTE. There’s 16GB and 32GB versions with microSD support up to 128GB. Prices start at $299 and you can pre-order it right now.

Also, the Shield wireless controller costs $59 and the cover costs $39. Something to keep in mind if you’re interested in purchasing the Shield tablet.


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