NVIDIA's New Shield Tablet Starts Shipping in US and Canada Today


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Jan 5, 2011

Canada and the United States are getting treated to some NVIDIA gaming Android tablet goodness today. They just started shipping their fancy new Tegra K1 equipped Shield tablet. This tablet is meant to push Android gaming to a whole new level and start the push toward evolving into a portable console gaming product.

The 8-inch tablet comes jam-packed with NVIDIA's 192-core GPU to bring near Desktop level graphics to a tablet. It will sell for $299 for the 16GB model. For $60 more you can get a SHIELD controller which syncs up with the tablet through direct WiFi. This supposedly provides a smoother connection than typical Bluetooth-based controllers.

Here's NVIDIA's site in case you want to order one today: http://store.nvidia.com/buyshield

Alternatively, here's Amazon's link for the tablet: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200322&pf_rd_i=507846

And, here's Best Buy's: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-...4472&skuId=7902082&st=nvidia shield&cp=1&lp=1


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Mar 24, 2011
Looks good, I wonder how much time it'll cut off my record for solving a Sudoku puzzle.:)