NVIDIA’s gaming tablet line welcomes a new member with a Tegra K1 chipset and a $199 price tag.
The NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 sports an 8-inch IPS (1920×1200 pixels) display and is powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1 running a 2.2GHz Cortex-A15 CPU and a 192-core GeForce Kepler GPU. It is paired with an ample 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
Unlike its predecessor, the Shield Tablet that went on sale for $299, the slot for the stylus has been omitted and is available for separate purchase. Also, the new Shield Tablet does not include a charger or an adapter which is part of the measure to lower the price.
NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 specifications:
8-inch 1920×1200 IPS LCD display
2.2GHz Cortex-A15 NVIDIA Tegra K1
192-core GeForce Kepler GPU
2GB of RAM
16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
5-megapixel autofocus rear camera
5-megapixel front-facing camera
Wi-Fi 802.11n 2×2 MIMO
GPS w/ A-GPA, GLONASS
Android 5.0 Lollipop
221 x 126 x 9.2mm
Accessories for the tablet are the Shield DirectStylus 2 ($19.99), Shield World Charger ($29.99), Shield magnetic keyboard cover ($39.99), and the Shield Controller ($59.99). As mentioned earlier, the new NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 is priced at just $199.99 or around Php 9,500.