Nvidia today announced, its much anticipated SHIELD tablet. The tablet, priced at $299, is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor and comes with dual front audio spekers.

Delivering, what could be, the most breathtaking mobile gaming device ever, Nvidia today announced its SHIELD tablet. Priced reasonably at $299, SHIELD is powered by Nvidia’s high performance Tegra K1 processor.

It runs on 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU with 2GB of RAM, thus delivering, the most nerve wrecking gaming experience. The tablet comes in two versions, a 16 GB (only wifi) version, priced at $299, and a 32 GB (wifi + LTE) version, priced at $399.

Built exclusively for gaming, it also comes with an option to buy SHIELD wireless remote controller, thus making it a complete gaming package. The wireless controller, is available as an optional accessory.

Talking on the launch of SHIELD, Nvidia says,

Android games. PC games. Games streamed from distant servers. Games streamed from your nearby PC. Games streamed to your TV. We built the SHIELD tablet for gaming.

In an official launch post, Nvidia has also shared screenshots of 5, heavy duty games, which were played on the SHIELD tablet. The games were Trine 2: Complete Story, War Thunder, Talos Principle, Portal, and the people’s favourite for over a generation, Half-Life 2.

But, Nvidia has clearly mentioned that it plans to launch more and more games by July 29th. Here’s what Nvidia has to say :

These are just a start. Android games such as Pure Chess, Rochard, Anomaly 2, Flyhunter: Origins, Dungeon Defenders Eternity and Chuck’s Challenge 3D: Reloaded have all been optimized for Tegra K1 and will be available on July 29.

The tablet is currently available for pre-order.

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