Quick heads up to anyone who pre-ordered NVIDIA’s first Tegra K1 gaming tablet: the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet (and the wireless controller that you can buy alongside it) ships starting today! It’s an 8-inch Full HD device with a processor that features a 192-core GPU capable of desktop PC-like graphics performance. Coming in at $299, the tablet doesn’t do anything out of this world in terms of features, but it does provide a pretty good suite of internals for the money.
Highlights include up to 16GB of internal storage (32GB on the WiFi/LTE version), a 5 megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, WiFi N with MIMI 2×2, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS w/ GLONASS, HDMI for video out and more. It’s also compatible with a stylus for those who like to write and scribble to their heart’s content. An extra $60 gets you the SHIELD controller that links up to the tablet via direct WiFi for a smoother connection than typical Bluetooth-based controllers.
Want one today? Amazon, Best Buy and NVIDIA’s own site have the goods. As for those who have already plopped their money down you should be on the lookout for tracking numbers and have a plan to hunt down the mailman in the coming days. Let us know if you’ll be getting one!