NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet begins shipping in the US and Canada today

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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!

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  • ChicagoBob

    Is there review of the released device anywhere?

  • PuzzledObserver
  • Montisaquadeis

    hmm wonder if my MOGA Pro Power will work well in place of the NVIDIA Controller.

    • Trowez

      As it is running pretty much stock Android 4.4, I would think it would. But some of the controls designed specifically for the Shield line of devices might be a bit wonky or not line up with the same buttons on the MOGA controller.

  • Trowez

    Amazon shipped my tablet and cover last night, but for some reason the controller has been delayed with no projected delivery date. Originally it had an expected delivery day of August 7th, but that disappeared a couple days ago. It isn’t a big deal, but I’d really like to have my controller for console mode.

  • RaiDei

    Ordered mine direct from Nvidia about an hour ago. For now just going to be using it as a tablet, may use for console-style gaming at a later date. I just want a badass replacement for my Nexus 7 2013.

  • Notus

    Very interested in this device. Wanting for some proper reviews.

  • prazwal

    preordered it yesterday .. I did get the order confirmation but no delivery confirmation..have anyone of you who preordered gotbany delivery confirmation .. Can’t wait !!

    • Patrick Smithopolis

      I pre-ordered it a few days ago and got it on Tuesday.

  • http://thedailylog.info Alex

    i preodered it minutes after the announcement at memoryexpress but my order still shows waiting for parts…

  • prazwal

    I pre ordered it on the 28th but haven’t received any delivery confirmation. I have a feeling that it’s gonna be a loooooooong wait.