NVIDIA Shield Tablet had captured the attention of many users.NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 round even higher thanks to a particularly economical price and full power of Tegra SoC K1. We discover together the new tablet from NVIDIA!
A little over a year after the launch of NVIDIA Shield Tablet, tablet dedicated to gamer (and others) made by NVIDIA that particularly surprised us in our review in virtually every respect, comes the worthy successor that likely, having regard to its features and price particularly affordable, could help revive the tablet sector.
The device in question is called NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 and will be launched in Europe at the price particularly cheap to 199 €. We discover together what it has to offer and what are the differences with the previous model!
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Technical features–at least on paper the differences with the previous NVIDIA Shield Tablets are not many. The holders of “old” model can therefore sleep peacefully. We find different ondisplay with IPS technology (the previous model was a TFT) and also Shield Tablet K1 is 4 kUltra-HD ready, feature obviously to be exploited in conjunction with mini HDMI output which is fitted.
The battery has the same capacity but, according to NVIDIA, was built with a different technology that should guarantee more autonomy. See the technical specifications of the new tablet from NVIDIA.
- Screen: 8 ″ full HD (1,920 x 1,200) IPS
- Processor: quad core 2.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1
- GPU: 192 core architecture Kepler
- RAM: 2 GB
- Internal memory: 16 GB expandable via micro SD (up to 128 GB)
- Rear camera: 5 megapixels
- Front camera: 5 megapixels
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2 × 2 MIMO (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) 4.0, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, gyro, 4 k Ultra-HD ready
- Battery: 6,700 mAh
- Dimensions: 221 x 126 x 9.2 mm
- Weight: 390g
- OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Other: NVIDIA GeForce, NVIDIA Gamestream ShadowPlay, Now, Console Mode, the Gamepad Mapper double bass reflex front speaker, Mini HDMI 1.4 to
- Accessories:Shield Controller, Shield Tablet Cover, Shield World Charger, Shield Stylus
Of note, in addition to the presence of NVIDIA Gamestream to play streamed to your PC games on the tablet (requires NVIDIA GeForce GTXvideo card), even the Gamepad Mapperfeature that allows those games are not compatible with the controller to create the mapping for controls or to download those created by other users.
Availability and price–as already mentioned NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 will be sold at the price of € 199. Will also be available the Classic Accessories sold by NVIDIA for its predecessor, namely NVIDIA Shield Controller, which will be priced at £ 59.99, and NVIDIA Shield Cover, sold at a price of 29.99 €.
Even Shield Stylus, digital pen to take advantage of these additional features such as NVIDIA Dabbler, is sold separately as an additional accessory for the price of 19.99 €, as well as the power supply, also useful for customers “travelers”, starting from 24.99 € including all possible adapters. It will also be available free of charge for 3 months of the service of gaming GeForce Nowstreaming Netflix-style by NVIDIA (more details at this link). At the end of the trial period the service will cost 9.99 € per month.
The U.S. company has ensured the arrival of update to Android 6.0 Marshmallows before the Christmas holidays, and is therefore likely to expect an update for the “old” model in the near future. The device is sold on Amazon and ePrice, Next.
Just starting today, Need for Speed: No Limits will receive a substantial upgrade that will enable NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 perform the Firemonkey and EA racing game at the highest graphic settings possible.