Nvidia’s Shield Tablet And Shield Controller Look To Offer No-Compromise Mobile Gaming

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The Nvidia Shield was a first attempt by graphics chip- and card-maker Nvidia, but it gave the company a taste for building gadgets that wouldn’t go away, so now they’re back with the Shield Tablet, a gaming monster that doubles as a $299 Android slate.

Nvidia’s gaming tablet is actually its second Android tablet hardware – the first was the Tegra K1 reference device it unveiled first back in January, which was designed to show off the power of its new K1, which includes desktop-level Kepler architecture for enhanced gaming power. The Shield Tablet also employs the K1, but it’s designed to go further, with even more power behind it, and a dedicated wireless companion controller to boot, called the Shield Controller.

The new Nvidia Shield Tablet has an 8-inch, 1920×1200 display for native HD resolution, two front-facing speakers, and a cover accessory that can also be used…

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