Nvidia Shield rides again
Nvidia’s first tablet harnesses Tegra K1 power for gaming goodness
The Tegra K1-powered tablet puts extreme gaming power at your fingertips
BuiltUNASHAMEDLYforgamers,this8-inch1080p tablet spin-off from Nvidia’s odd-but-great Shield handheld shaves off the curio’s console joypad for a sleeker, more mass-market sell. Most importantly, though, it’s upped its innards, as the Android-fuelled Shield Tablet is the first to pack the chip firm’s Tegra K1 processor.
This mobile powerhouse utilises 192 graphics cores squeezed on to quad-core architecture to hit a maximum clock speed of 2.3Ghz. In gaming speak, that means the finest fluidity you’ll see on a tab and the ability to stream games from your desktop. There’s even Nvidia ShadowPlay, which lets you stream your gaming out on Twitch, too, while LTE functionality also means it isn’t limited to your Wi-Fi.
There’s a choice of 16 or 32GB storage and the tab works wirelessly with Nvidia’s Xbox-like controller, if you yearn to go “full gamer”. FROM US$299, contro ller US$60, nvidia.com, out now