The Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 Is A Gamer’s Dream That Won’t Break The Bank

What in case you’re a gamer at coronary heart and need a pill? The newest iPads have been highly effective tablets with some nice games. However Nvidia has been making an attempt to go one step additional with its Shield Tablet, a device particularly made for players. The firm is updating its Shield Tablet K1 with a new cheaper price tag.

At $ 199, Nvidia’s pill is rather a lot cheaper than the newest iPad mini, which begins $ 399. In comparison with different $ 199 Android tablets, the Shield Tablet is meant to pack fairly a wallop. It comes with a strong Nvidia system-on-a-chip.

The firm hasn’t up to date the chip although. It comes with final yr’s Tegra K1, however it’s nonetheless quicker than some other Android pill on the market. It comes with 16GB of storage, a mini-HDMI port and a microSD slot. At 13.7oz (390g), it’s a bit heavier than your common pill.

The pill features an 8-inch 1080p display, two front-facing audio system. You can even purchase Nvidia’s version of the smart cowl — it may additionally acts as a kickstand. And naturally, you’ll be able to pair it with an (optionally available) Shield controller to show in right into a gaming console. It’s a great device to play games utilizing Grid, Nvidia’s streaming Netflix for games.

Beforehand, the Shield Tablet K1 was obtainable in two variants — a 16GB version and a 32GB version with LTE. It’s unclear whether or not the 32GB mannequin will stick round. The 16GB mannequin used to value $ 299. The firm needed to recall a few of them on account of hearth hazard points with the battery — let’s hope Nvidia fastened the battery.

The Shield Tablet can also be a good way to showcase Nvidia’s work on the subject of mobile chipsets. As a reminder, Nvidia introduced an up to date mobile chip at CES in January 2015. The Tegra X1 features a 265-core Maxwell GPU, an 8-core 64-bit ARM CPU and may deal with 60fps 4K UHD video playback in both H.265 or VP9 coding.

It’s presupposed to be so much quicker than the K1. The firm is already utilizing the X1 in its Nvidia Shield for TV.

Provided that Nvidia rebranded the Nvidia Shield Tablet to the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1, an X1 replace won’t be too far.

Source : TechCrunch