The first shield portable Tablet was launched last year at the price of 299 euro, had an 8-inch display and was specifically dedicated to gaming, even if he could conduct any other activities suited to a conventional tablet (Internet browsing, video playback / music, reading and so on). In short, Shield Tablet was (and still is for those who have) a powerful device for gamers (and others) on the move. Seemed to spin smoothly, until last summer almost exactly one year since its launch, Santa Clara recalled all units to problems of overheating of the battery.
Today the tablet is back, just in time for Christmas shopping, has a new name and a sale price lower. It’s called NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 and costs 199 EUR (VAT included) to make everyone happy gamers who will find in the tablet a constant companion to play with the maximum of all the titles of the last generation.
Like its predecessor, shield portable Tablet K1 comes with a nice 8-inch display IPS Full HD and WiFi connectivity. E ‘equipped with an Nvidia Tegra SoC K1, not the last chip launched yet powerful enough with 192 cores and Nvidia Kepler, backed by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM expandable with a microSD card slot. The tablet has stereo speakers and front, support for WiFi 802.11n dual-band, micro USB 2.0 and mini HDMI 1.4a. In the frame, which measures 22.4 x 12.7 x 0.9 cm and weighs 354 grams, it has integrated a 4-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and a front-facing 5-megapixel camera with fixed focus. It has a battery from 19.75 Wh. It therefore seems to miss the 4G-LTE 32GB version.
In addition to supporting thousands of Android games, the tablet Nvidia has some exclusive gaming technologies, including Gamestrem, which harnesses the power of GeForce GTX to broadcast games from your PC to tablet Shield, and GeForce Shadowplay, which lets you record and share the most exciting moments of the games. For all owners of devices Shield, then it puts Nvidia GeForce Now available with the ability to play streaming to numerous titles for the PC to only EUR 9.99 per month (free the first 3 months). Additional options are available for Tablet K1 Shield Shield Wireless Controller (59.99 euro including VAT) and the coordinated custody (EUR 29.99 including VAT). The stylus, DirectStylus 2, to write and draw on the screen is instead sold at a price of 19 euro.
Nvidia will sell Shield Tablet K1 with Android 5.1 Lollipop, but the company has assured the update to Android 6.0 in the coming months Marshmallow