Nvidia’s Shield Tablet K1 is a new high-end slate for gamers. The original Shield tablet was bulky, but this time around, the company has trimmed the slate and also reduced the base price significantly.
The 16 GB Wi-Fi only model of Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 will set the buyers back by $199. In comparison, the original device was $100 more than the aforementioned price when it was launched, Phone Arena reported.
Readers should note that unlike other Android tablets, Nvidia’s gaming-focused slate is specifically designed to enhance gaming experience. However, this tablet can also do what other Android tablets are known for. In a way, the K1 is two devices clubbed into one. This tablet can also stream games from Nvidia Grid cloud network and also from PCs with the help of the GeForce graphics card.
Spec-wise, the device comes with an 8.0-inch IPS display and 1,920 x 1,200 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, the Shield Tablet K1 comes powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset, working in tandem with quad-core Cortex-A15 processor, running at 2.2 GHz. The graphics side of things is taken care by the powerful 192-core GeForce Kepler GPU.
Speaking of software configuration, the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. However, Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will reportedly be rolled out during the holiday season, Phone Arena reported.
Unlike the original Shield tablet, the new one does not feature a pen slot. Sadly, the ShieldDirect Stylus 2 pen is not part of the tablet bundle. It has to be purchased as an optional accessory by shelling out $19.99.
Quite interestingly, the Shield Tablet K1 bundle will apparently not include a charger or an adapter. Buyers may have to purchase it separately for $29.99. These are reportedly part of the cost-cutting measures. And this is precisely why the tablet is available at a dirt cheap price of $199.
Meanwhile, the optional magnetic keyboard cover can be purchased for $39.99. The Shield Controller, on the other hand, will be a much-required tool for gamers and this will set the buyers back by $59.99. Interested readers can visit Nvidia’s official Website to purchase the tablet and the accessories.