The Nvidia Shield tablet, priced at $299 (16GB, Wi-Fi) and $399 (32GB, Wi-Fi + LTE), will go on sale on July 29th.
Are you a hard-core gamer that’s looking for a PC gaming experience in a more mobile hardware form? Look no further than the Nvidia shield tablet.
Nvidia’s new PC gaming tablet has been rumored in the news, but we’ve now got a photo to give an idea of what the tablet will look like when it’s released. The new photos comes courtesy of @evleaks and it shows one feature that many gamers may find enjoyable: dual front-facing speakers.
The tablet looks more like what we’d expect the HTC Nexus 9 “Volantis” tablet to look like (if Google allows HTC to rock its trademark design on the device; this is in doubt, however), but it’s devoted to PC gaming – as you can see by the “My PC Games” section that comes right after the “My Android Games” section. Of course, the mobile tablet will run Android (that’s never been a question), but so do a ton of other mobile tablets. The Nvidia tablet’ll stand out because it runs PC games in addition to Android ones.
From previous rumors, we’ve heard that the Nvidia tablet will come with 16GB of internal memory storage, a Tegra K1 processor, the same one Google’s utilized in its Project Tango tablet, and 2GB of random access memory (RAM) alongside of a 2.2Ghz quad-core A15 processor. The Nvidia tablet will boast an 8-inch IPS liquid crystal display (LCD) with a Full HD screen resolution of 1920 x 1200p, a 5MP front-facing camera with high dynamic range (HDR). The back camera will be the same with HDR alongside of autofocus. You can expect 10 hours of video game playback with HD resolution, so it’ll certainly compete with the best gaming tablets on the market.
As for the price, you can get the 16GB Nvidia Shield tablet for $299 (Wi-Fi only) and $399 for the 32GB Nvidia tablet (includes LTE). The 32GB LTE Nvidia Shield will only be available in the US through carriers AT&T and T-Mobile, but we have no word on what Canadian or international carriers will sell the device. A Shield Cover and wireless controller (priced at $59) will be available for separate purchase, and US and Canada customers can expect to see the Nvidia gaming tablet made available for sale on July 29th.