NVIDIA brings back Shield Tablet K1 Ultimate Tablet for Gamers: now Available for $199


The NVIDIA Shield tablet is back and it’s now called the Shield Tablet K1, the tablet arrives just in time for the lucrative holiday shopping season. The tablet still has an 8 inch full HD display with an NVIDA Tegra K1 processor under the hood coupled with 2GB RAM. It’s powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop but the company does say that it’s going to release Android 6.0 Marshmallow, update is coming in the next few months.

shield tablet k1The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1 is the ultimate tablet for gamers. It includes Wi-Fi connectivity and 16GB storage with microSD support (up to 128GB) — all at $199.99. Optional SHIELD controller retails for $59.99, SHIELD tablet K1 cover retails for $39.99, SHIELD DirectStylus 2 retails for $19.99 and SHIELD world charger with international compatibility retails for $29.99. SHIELD tablet K1 delivers incredible graphics, powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, which features a 192-core NVIDIA Kepler architecture GPU.


NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1 specifications:

Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1 192-core Kepler GPU,
2.2 GHz Quad Core CPU, 2GB RAM
Display 8-inch 1920×1200 multi-touch IPS display
Audio Integrated stereo speakers with built-in microphone
Storage 16GB
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n 2×2 Mimo 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Connectivity Wi-Fi
Mini-HDMI 1.4a output
Micro-USB 2.0 with host and device support
MicroSD Card, up to additional 128GB
3.5 mm stereo headphone jack with microphone support
Motion Sensors 9-axis (G-sensor, compass, gyro)
Audio Front-facing stereo speakers, dual bass reflex port
Gaming Features SHIELD controller compatible
GeForce NOW cloud gaming
Console Mode
NVIDIA ShadowPlay
Cameras Front: 5MP HDR; Back: 5MP auto focus HDR
Video Features 4K Ultra-HD Ready
Software Updates SHIELD software upgrades directly from NVIDIA
Battery 19.75 Watt hour Lithium ion
Weight and Size Weight: 13.7oz / 390g
Height: 8.8in / 221mm
Width: 5.0in / 126mm
Depth: 0.36in / 9.2mm
Operating System Android Lollipop OS
Software Google Play
NVIDIA Dabbler
Camera Awesome
Optional Accessories SHIELD tablet K1 cover
SHIELD controller
SHIELD world charger
SHIELD DirectStylus 2


Source: NVIDIA blog and ubergizmo

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