Nvidia Announces the Sheild Tablet Starting at $299

SONY DSC 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.

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.