The company is back with a new product called the Nvidia Shield Tablet.
Nvidia Chief Executive Officer Jen-Hsun Huang is trying to decrease his company’s dependence on its core product of chips for add-in graphics cards in personal computers. Instead, he wants to spread the use of that kind of processing to other devices. Shield Tablet, based on the company’s Tegra K1 chip and Android OS, is also designed to show Android can be the basis of high-end gaming machinery.
The Shield Tablet also comes with ‘ShadowPlay,’ which lets players record and broadcast “virtually any Android game” to Twitch. The video game live streaming service has bloomed in recent years and such wide support could make it a popular choice with players who regularly use the service.
Nvidia suggests the tablet offers “near-console” graphics quality when it is connected to a TV and used to stream PC titles.
Nvidia is charging $299/£229 for 16 gigabytes of storage version of the tablet, and $399/£299 for 32GB version with an added 4G chip.
Product Name: Nvidia Shield Tablet
SoC: Nvidia Tegra K1
CPU Core: ARM Cortex-A15 (4+1 Core) @ 2.2 GHz
GPU Core: Kepler (192 Core)
Display: 8-inch IPS @ 1920×1200 (283 PPI)
Storage: 16 GB (Wi-Fi only) / 32 GB / microSD (up to 128 GB)
Battery: 19.75 Watt/Hour (Non-removable)
Cameras: Front: 5 MP HDR / Rear: 5 MP HDR, AF
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (2×2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, microUSB 2.0, miniHDMI 1.4a
Size: 221 x 126 x 9.2 mm, 390 g