NVIDIA today launched the newest members of the NVIDIA SHIELD family -- the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD wireless controller. Both devices join the existing SHIELD portable to give gamers even more choice. Here's more info:
Designed and built by NVIDIA, the SHIELD tablet is first and foremost a high-performance tablet that is packed with exceptional features. At its core is the world's most advanced mobile processor - the NVIDIA Tegra K1, with 192 GPU cores - powering unparalleled gaming performance with a range of exciting features:
. PC Streaming: First to stream games from a PC desktop or notebook, from anywhere in the home using NVIDIA GameStream technology to stream from systems powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX powered PCs . GRID Cloud Streaming: First to stream PC games from via NVIDIA GRID; gamers can access the NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming beta, available exclusively to SHIELD owners in Northern California, to instantly stream a library of high-quality PC games, and then save them in the cloud . Twitch and NVIDIA ShadowPlay: First to feature Twitch - the leading video platform and community for gamers - which is also integrated with ShadowPlay, an advanced game-capture tool that lets users save and stream their greatest gaming moments . NVIDIA Console Mode: Transforms the device into a full living-room gaming and entertainment experience -- all in native 1080p HD . DirectStylus 2: Twice as responsive as its predecessor, DirectStylus 2 technology enables the first GPU-accelerated 3D painting . High Fidelity Audio and Video: Bright, 8-inch, full HD display, booming front-facing speakers with rich sound
The SHIELD tablet comes preloaded with NVIDIA SHIELD Hub app - the center of the gamer's SHIELD experience - and Trine 2.
To transform the SHIELD tablet into a serious gaming machine, NVIDIA is also offering the SHIELD wireless controller, which provides the precision, low latency Wi-Fi direct connectivity and ergonomics that committed gamers demand.
Starting at $299 and available for pre-order, SHEILD tablet will be available in two options: 16GB Wi-Fi or 32GB Wi-Fi + LTE. The SHIELD wireless controller retails for $59, and a tablet cover that doubles as a stand retails for $39.