18
Jul
NVIDIA-SHIELD-Tablet-2

Just a day after @evleaks dropped a render of the upcoming NVIDIA Shield Tablet, VideoCardz.com (a name only a writer for a site called Android Police is not allowed to make fun of) has burst any bubble the new slate had left to pop - by dropping a massive pile of leaked, high-quality slides. Yep, you're going to get all the details.

The short of it, for those of you in a hurry, is as follows - an 8" 1920x1200 tablet, Tegra K1 quad-core (A15, 32-bit) processor, 2GB of RAM, two models (Wi-Fi 16GB and LTE 32GB), $299 and $399 respectively, on sale in the US July 29th, Europe August 14th, with more regions this fall. Here are the specifics:

  • Price: $299 for Wi-Fi 16GB, $399 for LTE 32GB (Shield Controller is $59, sold separately)
  • Tegra K1 (quad-core A15) clocked at 2.2GHz
  • 2GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi and LTE models (Wi-Fi is A/B/G/N with 2x2 MIMO support)
  • LTE (US) model: bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 17 (AT&T and T-Mobile basically) - there is also a world LTE model (bands 1, 3, 7, 20)
  • 32GB of storage (LTE model) / 16GB storage Wi-Fi only model
  • 8" 1920x1200 IPS LCD display
  • NVIDIA DirectStylus 2 included
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with dual bass reflex ports
  • MicroSD slot
  • 5MP front camera, 5MP rear camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • GPS
  • Mini HDMI 1.4a port
  • 19.75 Watt-hour battery (10 hours video playback estimated)
  • Direct OTA updates from NVIDIA

The Shield Controller works via Wi-Fi Direct, and promises significantly lower response times than Bluetooth controllers (around 10ms) with much higher data throughput, which might be necessary given it has a built-in headphone jack with voice chat support. At $60 (not included with the tablet), it's a steep price by any gamepad's standards, but given the extremely high quality of the original Shield's controls, I'm guessing this controller is more of the same, and that's good news.

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There'll also be a Shield tablet cover priced at $40, which folds into a stand to prop up the tablet. All in all, the Shield Tablet looks like a pretty stellar piece of hardware priced to compete aggressively on performance and features for the dollar.

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The "integrated magnesium thermal shield" is certainly interesting, though K1's robust 192-Kepler-core GPU is probably the reason behind that - running high-end Android games for hours at a time will undoubtedly warm things up. The bass reflex ports are also welcome news, hopefully meaning you can actually play a game using the built-in speakers without just hearing an endless stream of muddled explosions.

To see the rest of the slides and get some performance details on K1, head over to the source link, below.

VideoCardz

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Defenestratus

    Wonder if that controller will work with other tablets.

    • http://www.corbindavenport.com/ Corbin Davenport

      I imagine it's just a Bluetooth controller, nothing proprietary about it to keep it from working on other devices.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

        Literally in the article: "The Shield Controller works via Wi-Fi Direct, and promises significantly lower response times than Bluetooth controllers (around 10ms) with much higher data throughput"

        • merman1983

          I'll be interested to see if there are tangible benefits (and if other controllers work just as well). I have to say it's a compelling device, however my main issue is the storage starting at 16GB. That's just not enough for a gaming/centric device imo.

          • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

            It has a MicroSD slot, so you can expand the storage. The original Shield has one too.

          • Cory S

            As far as I know there isn't a non sucky way to offload apps to SD anymore. besides, SD simply sucks on a performance level.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

            ^^

          • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

            Then I guess you're not getting one.

          • Cory S

            More than likely not. Not until they pull a Shield and drop the price a 100 bucks anyway.

          • vidvox

            Nvidia has move to SD support baked into the original Shield which works really well so I can't imagine this wouldn't as well.

          • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

            What would you consider a non-sucky way?

          • Cory S

            integrated NAND storage that is many many times faster. SD cards were designed for multimedia files, not programs. Their random access speeds are horrible. I have no problem with there being an SD slot on a device, but that doesn't mean it can use that as an excuse to not provide real device storage.

        • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

          Funny that after coming a to a blog, people don't read the article, but head straight to the comments, after reading the title.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      The leaked slide says it's compatible with Shield devices. I'm guessing not.

      • andy_o

        It would be ideal for something like the Volantis tablet. Do you know if Android in general is compatible with WiFi Direct controllers, is there even a protocol for it?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          I don't believe so, no. NVIDIA probably developed a standard of their own for this, though I imagine the development community could hack together support for it if there was demand.

      • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

        Another slide from the source website says it's compatible with the Shield Tablet and the Shield Device, so I think it will work with the original Shield :)

    • brs

      Its a universal controller!

  • anon

    Twitch streaming? Will they have their own system to capture and overlay for a twitch stream? Havent seen twitch streaming from Android

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      NVIDIA has ShadowPlay for Twitch capture, support for which is included on one of the leaked slides. So yes, looks like ShadowPlay support is coming to Android, probably as a Tegra exclusive, though.

      • james fuston

        Interesting. I wonder if the ShadowPlay will be done on the side of the computer doing the work for Game Stream, or if it'll actually be done on the K1 itself.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          I'm guessing it works on the tablet itself if you're playing local games, otherwise it'd be significantly less valuable. If you're GameStreaming, I'd assume it does happen on the PC, makes sense to offload the processing.

          • james fuston

            True. I'm curious to see how they handle the toggle on/off and if they compress it at all for local storage. I use it all the time on Windows, and if you capture at source resolution/fps those files get really big, really fast.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

            The mobile captures are probably much more compressed and lower-res (I'd guess only 720p support, but I don't know). You can also probably send recordings to the microSD, which would probably be the best way to do it anyway for ease of transfer.

      • anon

        Thanks, Sorry I didnt go look through all the slides yet

  • nvllsvm

    A huge disappointment that wireless AC is not a feature.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Why, exactly?

      • Bryan Pizzuti

        Bragging rights. Given that the internal bus probably still can't do better than 802.11n speeds anyway :D

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          Exactly. As it stands, mobile devices can barely make full use of 1x1 Wireless-G speeds.

      • nvllsvm

        I have a home server which I make heavy use of.

        Will this thing still be able to handle streaming 1080p at 60fps with only N?

        Regardless, going with anything less than wireless AC seems like a step in the wrong direction. Especially for what sounds like a premium-specced device.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          Your home file server doesn't have N? None of these devices are remotely capable of experiencing anything called "benefits" from AC wireless. 2x2 Wireless N 5GHz is already extreme overkill on mobile.

          • Cory S

            I'd imagine GRID could use the all the wireless help it could get.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

            I doubt GRID will get any better on AC vs N. Performance of this stuff is basically about latency and stable throughput, and on that end, the tablet is far weaker a link than the router. Any gains from upping the router and tablet to AC would likely be marginal at best.

          • Cory S

            My AC devices usually get much lower latency times than my N devices. AC is a lot more than just speed too. There are all kinds of logics built in to boost signal to certain areas of the home where your device is, more efficient packet handling, and so on.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

            I don't have an AC router, so I'll take your word for it!

  • someone755

    Okay Google, remind me to buy this.

    • Justin W

      Definitely putting this on my list for gadgets to buy next month.

    • AOSPrevails

      This is on my list as a "If Volantis is 4:3 then buy this or keep Nexus 7 for another year".

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      • jonathan3579

        This is on my list regardless. What will matter most is where I can purchase this from.

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    • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

      Only 32 bit?

      • piledriver

        My guess it's to keep costs down

      • someone755

        Yeah that's gotta be a problem, especially because (1) I care about the number of bits in my tablet's CPU and (2) there are so many other 64-bit CPU tablets on the market right now.
        Honestly, you people are turning this into the Bit Wars of the 21st century...

      • Adrian Meredith

        android doesn't yet support 64bit so It couldn't be anything else considering its launching very soon

        • someone755

          I was implying that nobody cares about the number of bits of their smartphone.
          Though, to confirm your theory, yes, it is a 32-bit CPU because it's the quad-core version of the K1 (the dual-core version is 64-bit).

    • someone755

      Hey guys, why and how did this one stupid comment become a top comment? xD

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Unfortunately, after using an LG phone for the past year, I found myself double-tapping my Tegra Note to try and wake it up. Didn't work so well, so I think I'll stick with the G Pad 8.3 I just bought.

    Love my timing though....

    • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

      You can't play Portal or Half Life 2 on that...

  • Hossam

    nexus 9 is the winner . ding ding ding

    • AOSPrevails

      Not if N9/Volantis is 4:3, this thing got the same SOC and will cost much less base on Nexus 9 leaks.

  • BoFiS

    I hope this means they'll either update or drop the price on the original Shield portable since that still appeals to me far more than a tablet with a separate gamepad...

    As for the controller working with other tablets or devices, I'd guess anything that can handle a wifi-direct controller?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      It's $199 right now. I'd guess it's going to stay at that price apart from maybe a holiday sale special or something.

    • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

      According to another slide from the source website, the controller will be compatible with the original Shield. I guess most useful in Console mode, when playing on the big screen. (70" in my case)

      • NoOneCaresAboutYourTvSize

        Are you happy you found a way to brag about the size of your TV screen on the internet indirectly?

        • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

          My intent was to brag about the Shield's capabilities, not the size of my TV. But I can see how someone with a smaller unit could feel threatened.

    • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

      How much you willing to pay?

  • Tyler Humphreys

    16GB kinda sucks for a gaming tablet. Also sucks that you need to pay another $100 for the 32GB. But on the plus side that also gets you LTE, which is pretty cool.

    • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

      Had a MicroSD slot. 32GB cards are 15 buck on Amazon, Class 10 even.

      • Tyler Humphreys

        Yeah, that should be doable then. Games are usually fine with moving to an SD card, right?

        • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

          It's not perfect, but it can help. You can usually move some of the game data to the SD. Plus, how many games will you be playing at the same time?

        • Jonathan Daggar

          Dubious. Android in general seems to be sidelining install-to-SD options. For high-performance games, the SD card may prove a serious memory bottleneck (or it may not, depending on the quality of the SD controller on the system and your choice of SD card).

        • Travis Buttler

          I thought i read recently with the last Tegra Note that with the Kit-Kat update Google removed SD card write ability which made sd cards now useless. i was gonna buy a tegra note recently but reading that made me decide to wait

          • ed

            I have the Tegra Note. I briefly had issues with my sd card slot but that got fixed pretty quickly. Everything is running great now. Also, I love my tablet. Stock Android with a few actually useful additions. Great speakers.

          • Travis Buttler

            Oh. Sweet! If its all fixed then I'm super excited for this new tablet. Thanks for the correction :)

          • fjortisar

            What changed on sd cards in kitkat is that apps can't write everywhere on the sdcard. They can still read and write to directories they make on the sdcard. The old way it worked was a huge security hole

          • Adrian Meredith

            no it prevented them from writing to anywhere on the sd card. it now only writes to a certain folder owned by that app. wouldn't affect what is being described here

        • vidvox

          I have an Nvidia Shield and almost all games support being able to move to the SD card and I struggle to notice the difference.

        • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

          I'd like to say moving games to SD is perfect, but it is not. Usually only partial content gets moved. But it works well enough. Unlike the Nexus 5, for example, which has no SD card slot, so you're completely stuck with only onboard storage. I would rather have the SD option and have it be imperfect than not at all.

  • William

    So will there not be another shield? Now we just get a tablet and a controller? Guess ill just buy the old shield.

    • Illford

      I agree. They made nothing special here. The best feature about the shield was its a game console first. not great, it was a typical first generation product but it was FAR ahead of the PSP look alikes released by china.
      Throwing a BT controller at a tablet does not make it game focused. I hope they make a shield 2, because I might buy this, but its not replacing the shield. I dont want to have to carry a stand, set up a stable surface, and pair a controller to play a game. I want to flop on the bed and pop it open.

      • William

        Agreed. I have been putting off buying a Shield because i was expecting a Shield 2. This is a huge disappointment.

  • KYMERA

    If only it had 3gb of ram :(

    • ProductFRED

      3GB of RAM would be good, but to be honest, on a device that's pretty much made for gaming, web browsing, and multimedia, it should be fine. And if it's anything like the Shield, it should be running pretty much stock Android, so no third party skin to bog it down.

      • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

        Too bad the iPad beats it in every area.

        • Spoorthy Vemula

          Of course because the iPad obviously has better speakers, price, ram, prossesor, SD card support, and stylus support

          • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

            No but the next one will.

          • andy_o

            32GB LTE for $400?

          • Spoorthy Vemula

            I can garuntee that it won't have an SD card slot, stylus support, front facing speakers, more than 2gb ram, and a better price. It may get a better prossecor and better screen but apple isn't

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            stop feeding the troll

        • Zero

          Lol. iPad is a joke. really.

    • Theromz

      if only had 4way sli Titan GPUs.

  • blindexecutioner

    Hmm, I don't care about the PC streaming part of this but the tablet itself looks solid. I really like the front facing speakers and the price is right (for the 16GB model).

    I currently have a LG G Pad 8.3 Google Edition. I think the main thing I like is the front facing speakers... When I had my Shield nVidia did a good job of updating it and allowing it to be rooted and unlocked without any hassle at all. To me nVidia is the next best thing if you cannot have a Nexus or GPE device...

    Man...what to do...If I still had my Nexus 7 this would be a no brainer to me... Updating from the G Pad is more of a sidegrade though other than the speakers... For my uses the tegra processor will not perform any differently since I don't do heavy gaming other than emulators.

  • Austin Haggerty

    This looks awesome, and I hope games will be able to work with the chromecast in the near future (or screencast will work better)

    • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

      The original Shield had console mode, so maybe this one will too. The controller is already wireless, so hooking up the tablet to a TV should be no problem. No need to add the extra latency of screencasting.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

        I'm sure it will, the tablet has miniHDMI out.

  • Jonathan Daggar

    A dedicated game machine is NOT a cloud terminal. 16/32 gigs of storage is not enough when the sort of games you're aiming your platform at can easily take up 4 gigs apiece.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      A dedicated mobile gaming (as in, tablet and phone games) machine is pretty much not a thing that has a definition. NVIDIA is the closest of anyone to defining it, and this is how they're choosing to do it. If there were demand for a high-storage, local content-focused Android-powered mobile gaming device, I'm guessing someone would have made it by now.

      PSP and 3DS exist for a reason - mobile (iOS, Android) games have a very low rate of intersection with typical "gamers." Gamers buy game systems. This is for a market NVIDIA is trying to define, and frankly, I think it's a way better idea than trying to force the same old, tired formula (handheld game system) into a platform it simply cannot succeed on (mobile, Android).

      • Jonathan Daggar

        An android gaming rig is obviously what Nvidia is going after here. They've got a lot a lot things going for it-- except for the anemic memory. To optimize everything else for high-performance games but make it so it can only keep a handful of them at a time is a problem. Definitions follow functionality.

        • Justin Burkard

          Think casting to Chromecast when L is release will be playable?

      • primalxconvoy

        Er, except that Moga, Shield, this product, and the plethora of Android consoles show that gamers ARE interested in Android as a platform. I just think that for mobile, utilising a phone is probably more practical for most people. If people want a dedicated gaming system that's portable, THEN they would get a DS/PSV.

    • Rui Nelson Carneiro

      Then delete the ones you're not playing and download the ones you want.

    • DERPotato

      dude... this have a micro sd slot. just buy a 64gb micro sd and it will be fine.

      • Nathan Fletcher

        I hope you realize that not all apps (like most games) do not support move to SD anymore because android doesn't truly support it anymore. Your point is invalid.( I know that you can't just transfer the obb field back and forth but that is just a pain)

        • DERPotato

          Yes I realize that many small games doesn't support move to sd, but most games with sizes around 500 mb - 2 GB does support move to sd in kitkat .I'm using tegra note 7 with kitkat, and I am able to move big games like asphalt 8, real racing 3, etc. So your point is invalid.

  • gollyzila

    AND it comes with a stylus.

    • shonangreg

      I was suspicious of this, but it looks like Nvidia's DirectStylus is not just a dumb capacitive stylus: http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2013/06/04/nvidia-showing-off-new-directstylus-capabilities-for-tegra-4-tablets/

      Having had both a ThinkPad Tablet with an active stylus housing a AAAA battery ( http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/09/27/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-stylus/ ) and a Galaxy Note with their active, battery-less inductively (from the screen) stylus/S-pen, I can tell you there is a world of difference between active and csapacitive stylii. The difference is like using a fine-edged drafting pencil vs a dull crayon. Nvidia calls their system "passive", but it has pressure sensitivity and appears to be competitive with the active stylii.

      These better stylus systems are great for taking more natural notes on a class or meeting or interview than are keyboards. In addition they can be used for drawing, etc.

  • syxbit

    The PS4 seems to do just fine with bluetooth for the controller. Not sure why Nvidia thinks they know better than Sony (and Nintendo)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      The controller has audio I/O, and I'm guessing unless you're using a very good Bluetooth receiver (eg, Class 1) on the end device (tablet), Bluetooth is probably kind of wonky for that while simultaneously transmitting game controls. I'm sure Nintendo and Sony both spent a lot of time developing and custom-tuning their Bluetooth solutions for maximum performance, and I'm sure that's something NVIDIA probably didn't want to have to do. Wi-Fi direct was probably cheaper and easier.

      • ffffffffffffork

        BS. They just don't want people to use cheap BT controllers that are non Nvidia.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          Except for the part where this device has BT4.0 and you could use any BT controller with it that you wanted, sure!

          • primalxconvoy

            Are you sure? Amazon TV blocked the use of third party pads, right?

        • kron123456789

          Any BT-controller will work. This is Android.

      • Brian Lippman

        The Wii U and PS4 also don't have any sort of size restrictions when creating the hardware so they could add in extra, specific components to just handle the bluetooth connection and transmission of controls and audio to and from the controller. It's probably not something the standard, baseline bluetooth component for mobile devices can do.

  • An Tran

    ....
    I'll wait and see how next year's Erista Shield will be like. If it's the same, I'll just grab an original Shield for cheap and OC the Tegra 4 as far as possible. Disappointed to see nVidia abandon the mobile console space already. They had something really cool going with the Shield.
    At least this will probably make them some money.

    • kron123456789

      I still hope that there will be a Shield 2 console.

  • daniel martin

    "1920x1200 IPS LCD display" is not full HD

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Eh, close enough. In marketingland, it is.

    • kron123456789

      Yep, it's a bit bigger than FullHD, and so what?

  • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

    Jeebus Creebus. This might be perfect.

    • blumpkinator

      I suppose they could have tossed in band 13 support so you could pop a Verizon sim in, but considering how well that went over with the Nexus 7 LTE I can understand why they didn't. Verizon is a shitty company.

      • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

        The Nexus 7 went swell while I had it but I had the sim from a phone in it. If I'm not mistaken, band 13 is xlte and my city is not listed as having it yet.

  • Mehmed

    Now this with 20nm ARM A57 and Nvidia Maxwell ala 2 SMM (256 Shader Cores) and 4 Gbyte LPDDR4 with 64 bit and Dual/Quadchannel. Would it be a gaming monster or would it be a gaming beast? :D

  • jscarano

    Me likey

  • primalxconvoy

    1/ Drop the screen and price and then turn it into a STB.

    2/ Allow other controller support (Moga, Ouya, PS3, 360, etc).

    3/ Colour me interested.

    • atlouiedog

      Nvidia is making a Tegra Android TV box so you may get what you're looking for in the future.

    • Brian Lippman

      I'm sure other controllers will be supported since most of them are just used through bluetooth as a generic device. I think that's in the core OS, and i'm not sure if it's something that can be removed/hidden. They're probably just using some custom stuff specifically for their own controller.

  • Brian Lippman

    "At $60 (not included with the tablet), it's a steep price by any gamepad's standards"

    Eh, not really. Most console controllers are $50/60 separately. I guess it might be expensive compared to other controllers made specifically for phones/tablets though.

    Also, I'm surprised they're putting in "just" 2GB of RAM. Thought that would be a place where it's so cheap and easy to add more they'd just do it as some marketing thing.

  • lucke1310

    Not having a 32GB wifi model seems kind of silly. I'm not going to be paying for LTE when I'm not ever going to use it, just to get 32GB, and 16GB is not enough for a "gaming" tablet.

    I don't even play that many games and my 32GB OG Galaxy Tab 10.1 is nearly full.

    • vidvox

      Just get the 16gig and but a 32 or 64 gig SD card for a fraction of the $100 premium. You can move your games over and as long as you get a class 10 you wont have any problem moving the games over and playing from there.

      • escah

        Assuming the device support 64gb sdcard. How many android device support 64 gb sdcard?

        • Jonny

          Since I am able to use a 64GB SD card in my Shield right now, it's safe to assume that the next Shield will support 64GB or more.

        • GraveUypo

          all of them?
          it works on my sgs3, and heck, even on my defy, i see no reason it wouldn't work with anything not made of stone.

        • Darrien Glasser

          Just format to FAT32 and you're good to go. The only reason some manufacturers say that their devices can't use 64GB SD cards, is because by default the SD cards are formatted to exFAT, a proprietary format that requires licensing from Microsoft to use.

          Since FAT32 is usable by all devices, format any card to FAT32 and you're good to go.

        • OniKyanAE86

          Well... let me see, most every phone out now with a micro sd card slot can use 64GB cards or 128GB cards. I have 128GB micro SD cards in my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.1, and my Ouya. The other couple devices I have, have 64GB cards in them, like my MK809III Android Stick that I have hard modded into my Pioneer Appradio that is in my car. Darrien gave a great explanation of what needs to be done. By formatting the card to FAT32, the certain devices that can not read the exFAT format, will be able to read the cards. Although, the cards will loose some read/write speeds, but nothing noticeable.

      • Nathan Fletcher

        A lot o games do not support move to SD and the new versions of android aren't supporting SD data.

  • kamiller42

    Is the next Nexus tablet based on this?

    • renz

      This device is pretty much like nexus to me. In the past people say that Shield and Tegra Note is nvidia own version of Nexus. The updates might not as fast as Google nexus but so far looking at Shield and Tegra Note 7 nvidia is committed to deliver latest build of android on their device (one of the reason why they insisting on doing the OTA updates themselves rather than letting the partners do it). And for the spec the price isn't that terrible either.

    • Adrian Meredith

      no, its going to be 64bit variant

  • Rouel

    Take my money!!!

  • ccccc

    16GB for $299? FAIL. $59 for a controller? FAIL

    • brs

      I bet you must be tim cook jr!

    • Dissidence

      So insightful! Go check out how much a regular old wireless 360 controller is at Walmart etc, then get back to us.

    • kron123456789

      Okey, now you going to find better tablet with lower price.

    • dude

      You fail for lack of insight.

  • dariusmoss

    someone explain to me why one wouldn't just save an extra hundred dollars and buy a ps4 at this price? and since we're ballin' out here, why not get a vita and stream games that way?

    • SomeGuy112

      Seems more aimed at PC gamers than console gamers.. PC gamers will be able to stream their games to this tablet or to a HDTV through this device.

  • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Z が あらわれた!

    I can see Nvidia and Steam having a even closer relationship now....

  • black

    What a joy to man-children everywhere!

  • Nathan Fletcher

    I think everyone is missing the biggest part here. This thing is designed to play games. Games that take up a large amount of space. Games that any old tablet can't handle. And 16gb of storage is not enough for these games.

    • dude

      Shield devices are specifically design to allow game datas to be saved on the SD card. nVidia isn't dumb.

  • Nathan J

    16GB means it's a bust for Android gaming. IMO most big Android gaming is crap. IAP fueled console knockoff BS. That said, if I didn't already spring for an N7, I would really want this. But since I already shelled out $300 for a tablet (I got the 32GB WiFi model) I'm obviously not gonna do it again.

    The big question I have is, is that controller gonna work with any Android device? I'm interested in buying an Android controller. Mad Catz' absurdly named CTRLR is $50, I think the Moga one is $40, and this is $60. As the price leader it's got a lot to answer for, and WiFi Direct could be that answer. I'm mostly interested in emulating GBA and Super NES on an HTC One M8.

    • kron123456789

      Shield can transfer games+cache to MicroSD. Why Shield 2 wouldn't do that?

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/108482452903817442299/posts Andrew Bone

    That controller with an nvidia android TV in the next 6 months?

  • Hugh Johnson

    Just because there always has to be that one person to do this:
    DAT BEZEL DOOOOEEEE

    • dude

      Shield tablet are durable, also front stereo speakers.

  • jonathan3579

    Shit. Byebye bastard child Nexus 7 (2013) LTE.

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    on other sites they talk about a 7.9″ 2048×1536 display

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    Super Duper Awesome!!!!!!!!!

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  • Guest

    wow a play to play the over ad spammed games, just like on our phones and tablets we all ready have.

  • LEVITICUS 18:22

    wow a way to play the over ad spammed games, just like on our phones and tablets we all ready have.

  • Robert Yamazaki

    if this is true i very disapointed, they need to make a model to work like wikipad ou wii u.......

  • Dee Norbert

    No AC wireless?Come on.

  • dude

    Well if they are doing this it look less likely they'll continue with the original Shield clamp concept. Too bad because with the Tegra K1, I coupld finally play Betrayal at Krondor smoothly using DosBox and it need the help of that controller, but not in this tablet form.

  • http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=1980709 evilmerlin

    This looks really really good but how good is this DirectStylus compared to Wacom? I'm currently using a Note 10.1 and am a heavy user of the stylus. Hopefully it'll be as good or better!

  • Gian Luca Furger

    I'd rather buy the xiaomi mi pad, it's even cheaper than the Nvidia and it has 2K screen and 64bit K1

  • mehim

    Well, Nvidia disappointed me as a shield owner, I was waiting for the next shield as my next "must buy" item but by making the leap from a handheld gaming device into the tablet/separate controller form the shield became another tablet that is in a very competitive market while not being the best in it. The charm for the first shield came from being able to use it anywhere, controller and all, you didn't have to sit, didn't need a table or a flat surface (typical console setting) to use it, it was the handheld that did it all, while at the same time gave us through the new console mode and the miracast the means to broadcast our play to a bigger screen with little effort. It was the device to have for anyone that looked for quality handled gaming on the go.

    The current transition isn't horrible by any means, but this shield isn't a unique item, it isn't a combination that you can't find anywhere else, a galaxy note 10.1 (2014 édition) and a Playstation 3 controller give you an almost identical experience to this new product with 2 more inches, ir blaster, 1G extra ram, wacom stylus and some other features to spare for the extra 100 usd.

    Overall, I was waiting for another portable emulator with a decent controller, openGL3 support (major Nvidia shield downside) that I could play on the bus, for something that my Asus transformer and dual shock couldn't do, unfortunately this is not it, this is closer to the ouya in matter of playing games to me (as an owner of the ill fated device)

    Well, it was a good run while it lasted, and there's a lot of people who seem to like this change if the comments say anything, so who am I to judge.

    /endrant