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We all own tablets. But we all wish we could do more with them.

That’s why we built the SHIELD tablet, packing it with more features and capabilities than you can count.

At its heart is our Tegra K1 mobile processor, the world’s most advanced mobile processor. Pair it with a brilliant 8-inch, full HD display and you’ll get some of the best graphics on the go. Movies definitely pop with 1080p Netflix streaming.

And every tablet deserves a stylus. SHIELD tablet comes with one holstered in the back, so it’s always ready. It uses our DirectStylus 2 technology, opening up new possibilities for everyone from note takers to serious artists. We’ve even built an app, NVIDIA Dabbler, to help you create hyper-realistic images.

No box has been left unchecked. SHIELD tablet is 100% Android. It has expandable storage with a microSD slot supporting cards with up to 128GB of capacity. It gets over-the-air updates direct from NVIDIA. And it runs your favorite mobile apps from Google Play. For road warriors, the SHIELD tablet comes with an LTE option.

Oh, and it just so happens to take mobile gaming to another level.

Tegra K1’s 192 dedicated graphics cores have the same Kepler graphics cores we’ve built into our GeForce GTX graphics cards and our Tesla supercomputer accelerators.

As a result, this is the first tablet with the muscle to handle the technologies that make PC gaming great. It lets us bring PC gaming technologies – like tessellation – to mobile devices for the first time. And it lets developers bring powerful, next-generation gaming engines, like Epic’s Unreal Game Engine 4, to tablets for the first time.

The heart of GeForce: SHIELD's Tegra K1 processor
The heart of GeForce: Tegra K1’s 192 dedicated graphics cores are the same Kepler graphics cores we’ve built into our GeForce GTX graphics cards.

These firsts are just the beginning. With the SHIELD tablet, we’ve surrounded Tegra K1 with the features gamers demand. We put our NVIDIA PureAudio technology and dual-bass reflex ports into the tablet to deliver great sound. So, you can hear the footsteps of your opponents as they try to creep up behind you.

And we’ve built a wireless controller that pairs with SHIELD right out of the box. This is the first precision controller designed for both Android and PC gaming. It uses a direct Wi-Fi connection for low latency and superior bandwidth compared to Bluetooth technology. Use the controller’s integrated microphone to search without typing. Or ask questions and get answers, open apps, and play songs and movies.

Sight. Sound. Control. Those are the fundamentals. But gamers demand more. They also need a tablet that connects them with the gaming devices they already own, and helps them connect with new gaming experiences wherever they go.

The first precision controller designed for both Android and PC gaming.
Take control of your gaming with the first precision controller designed for both Android and PC gaming.

So we’ve built our GameStream technology into the tablet – which lets gamers stream games from the cloud, or from their PC. We preloaded our SHIELD Hub app to give gamers one-touch access to more than 400 SHIELD-optimized game titles.

And because we know gamers are intensely social, we built a device that can connect gamers with the big-screen displays – and the people – who surround them. This is the first mobile device to integrate Twitch, the world’s leading video community for gamers. Mobile Android users can now stream live gameplay to friends and fans worldwide. And what a community it is, with more than 1 million broadcasters and 45 million unique viewers every month.

The SHIELD tablet is also built for a high-definition world. It lets gamers put the action onto high-definition displays. And it lets them connect four controllers to the device so they can all frag it out on the big screen at once.

We’ve put all this into a device we know gamers will be proud to own. It comes with an optional, sturdy cover that doubles as a stand. It pulls off an unmistakable look that signals this tablet is like no other. And it starts at just $299.

As SHIELD tablet joins the SHIELD family, our continued support of SHIELD portable won’t waver. Gamers can expect an over-the-air update to hit on July 29, bringing SHIELD wireless controller compatibility, along with the new SHIELD Hub and Netflix HD. Look for more details in the coming days.

All these new possibilities stem from our focus on gamers. They’re the most demanding, creative and tech-savvy customers on earth. They’re the heart and soul of our company. With the SHIELD tablet, we think they’ll find a tablet worthy of their passion.

  • Vcoleiro1

    So will there be a Shield 2 (handheld) ?

  • 3Rton

    Bit too pricey for my student budget but definitely not something I look at remorsefully. Cheers

  • Force Majeure

    This is one of the best and fastest tablets, ever. Great job, I can’t wait to see the shield tablet 2 and 3, maybe with K1 Denver and Erista with Maxwell graphics. :)

  • Martin Clemens

    It`s a nice looking tablet, but with a extended controller its not suitable for mobile gaming in a car or train. This destroys the portability. is there any chance to get a new Shield handheld like the clamshell one?

  • PS Vita Roundup

    Shame NV didn’t stick with the handheld format, seems more practical than this, but good luck to them… although I said that about the N-Gage, Xperia Play and a few others.

  • Brian Caulfield

    Look for an over-the-air update to hit on July 29, bringing SHIELD wireless controller compatibility, along with the new SHIELD Hub and Netflix HD to our SHIELD portable.

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    2gb of RAM on a high-end gaming tablet. In 2014? #fail

  • Nesthaesis

    ” Gamers deserve ” = no keyboard + mouse support

  • fm123

    Discount for existing owners? That would be cool.

  • Conner Whitt

    The next shield tablet NEEDS steam support. That would open up so many games to us, and would be awsome.

  • Brian Caulfield

    Bring your Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. They’re supported on the SHIELD tablet!

  • Brian Caulfield

    USB mouse and keyboard supported, too.

    http://shield.nvidia.com/tablet-faq/

  • Brian Caulfield

    We’re committed to both products. We’re still selling the SHIELD portable, supporting it, and updating it’s software. We’re expanding the SHIELD family.

  • Brian Caulfield

    We’re still selling and supporting the SHIELD portable. We’re not replacing one product with another; we’re expanding the SHIELD family so that we’ve got products that meet a variety of needs. Thanks!

  • Brian Caulfield

    You can stream Steam games from your GeForce GTX-powered PC. Check out our FAQ for more details –> http://shield.nvidia.com/tablet-faq/

  • Conner Whitt

    Yes, but some people (like me) don’t have a nvidia GPU and/or a computer that is powerful enough for streaming. It would be nice if you could buy steam games directly to the tablet. I under stand that you will never be able to play all the games, tablets will never be powerful enough, but maybe only show the games it can run? Just a thought, I just think it would be cool to play steam games directly on your tablet :).

  • Rhokk VanArsdall

    I’m so let down… The SHIELD portable is my fav device ever and I was eagerly awaiting the next refresh. What happened to the “yearly” revisions? I have a 5.5inch android phone and with apple about to release bigger screens also, most people just wont have space for another phone/tablet like device. I’m just venting I guess. I’ll be here when you release the SHIELD 2, this tablet however is a no-buy from me.

  • Jamie Rennie

    Brian, as you are probably aware, Android L is nearing release. Will the shield tablet be getting updated to L?

  • Brian Caulfield

    Many, many thanks for the suggestion!

  • domahman

    Can we get another clam-shell shield? Please make the screen 1080P with thin bezel and larger screen. Make it so we can upgrade to newer boards so we don’t waste money on new builds. That way, you can make some dinero on the modular components. Why not have a clamshell housing with screen and board separate and replaceable?

  • Sebbe

    Seems like I wasn’t alone in waiting for a new revision of the Shield portable with Denver (totaly dead no info anywhere) fixing the screen and the huge bezel. Loved the original Shield and sorry but I don’t want a tablet. I will pick up the new controller still…

  • Brian Caulfield

    Thanks for the feedback. We’re continuing to sell, support, and provide software updates for our SHIELD portable. We’re not replacing it with a tablet. The SHIELD tablet and SHIELD wireless controller are just new ways to access the SHIELD experience.

  • Sarah Pedersen

    Yes! This is exactly the tablet I’m looking for AND you can pre-order it in Europe. Finally you have listened to your fans in Europe and launching this tablet shows what you are really capability of.
    This tablet got precisely the power and requirements I need. Though I should add I am very picky about tablets since they really need the power to drive my games.
    The Shield tablet blows Sony’s PSP and Nintendo’s 3DS handheld console away.
    The fact that you even can play your favourite pc games on this little, but insanely powerful tablet makes it even more attractive for me. Not to mention all the other features is has. As a hardcore gamer I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
    Great work, Nvidia!

  • kron123456789

    Yes, and you won’t have to buy same game twice(like Trine 2, Half-Life 2, or Portal).

  • peter jansen

    this is a good point! do i HAVE to upgrade to a gtx , while i have aperfectly good gt 630 4gb! direct buy/download would be nice!

  • Gdom

    It’s too bad the case didn’t include a keyboard. I ordered one, but will wait for a good keyboard case to come out, or look for a good 3rd party option. I’m also wondering if I will have to re-buy Half-Life 2 and Portal, since I already bought them on Steam. It would be awesome if I had access to all of the Shield versions of games that I already bought on Steam. It would be great cross-platform marketing on both ends.

  • Gdom

    Pretty Please!

  • Nagy Dániel

    I know this sounds really old school, but considering the fact, that some of my friends are still in the “offline” phase, this is major concern for me. Can I make regular (GSM based, or any kind) phone calls with the LTE version? Please, I really wanna throw away my old phone.

  • Kixar

    Its a nice tablet for the cost. I think that’s where a lot of people are forgetting. Razer built its own tablet specifically dedicated to gaming. So of course it was crammed full with ram, etc. Its nice to see the SHIELD tablet where its at. My worse fear was how much it was going to cost especially after seeing the Razer Edge. Nvidia though has made me feel better and for 300-400 price tag you can’t really complain about what your getting. Its a lot considering if you line up other tablets beside it, and compare everything ( cost and feature wise ) Android is actually getting good games that visually look decent considering, maybe this will help encourage even better looking games in the future. So before everyone gets to depressed, remember its not that bad considering the cost. Plus anything with recording/streaming features is always a plus I’m my book, no need for rooting. Only thing I’m hoping for is OS updates and more addons ( keyboard docking station etc. ) They really wrapped up some major interest for me with games/art/entertainment at a decent price. Also controller is cheaper than a steel series , another plus.

  • kron123456789

    According to official FAQ, yes, you can make vocie call with LTE version. If i’m not mistaken.

    DOES THE SHIELD TABLET LTE SUPPORT VOICE?

    There is a version of the international SKU that supports voice on compatible networks, available for purchase in select regions.
    http://shield.nvidia.com/tablet-faq/

  • kron123456789

    Well, bad news for you — if you have those games on Steam, you still have to buy them on Google Play. But, I also hope that there will be Steam with android versions of games, not only Windows, Linux and OS X. Because now there is at least 5 games that sold on Steam and Google Play separately(Half-Life 2, Portal, Mount&Blade: Warband, Rochard and Trine 2), and that is not good for me, because i’m from Russia and Steam versions of those games are cheaper than Google Play versions.

  • Kixar

    This is the link I found regarding this issue. Scroll to the “SOFTWARE” section you’ll see in the first paragraph where it states it will be up-gradable.

    http://www.slashgear.com/nvidia-shield-tablet-hands-on-cross-platform-gaming-fully-pumped-22338110/

  • Kixar

    Want to know whats really funny? Android is Linux based….. Steam has Linux option for games…. can’t download. lol

  • Kixar

    Software update, just saying =)

  • kron123456789

    yeah, that’s funny))but linux games still requires an x86 CPU…

  • Kixar

    Its super trolly at first glance.

  • Libertarianistical

    Why would that make any sense? Do ipad 1st gen owners get a discount for the 2nd? no.
    Nvidia would go out of business with crap like that.

  • MattyP

    How does the USB mouse/keyboard work…is there an adapter from Nvidia or would you just have to get an OTG cable and use a USB hub?

    Also, I have the Madcatz MOUS 9 which doesn’t have onboard profiles, is there a way to program extra buttons on the Shield Tablet or would I be stuck using the basics? Other Android devices only really let me use right/left/scroll/middle, so I’ve stuck with my Razer Edge Pro, as I use it mainly for Diablo 3 and Dota 2 when traveling. I find the extra buttons nearly a necessity.

    To add, it’d be cool if Nvidia released it’s own portable Bluetooth Low Energy Shield mouse with an app for programming buttons right on the Shield Tablet. Maybe 4 or so extra side/top buttons, would buy for sure! Surprised the team didn’t actually think of something like that vs just the controller.

    Thanks!

  • e8hffff call

    4G version?

  • e8hffff call

    1gb on the Tegra 7 Note works fine.

  • e8hffff call

    If nvidia pushes 4g/lte they will start to get mobile point of sales users buying

  • Force Majeure

    Just you wait until they come out with the Denver K1 AND Then the Maxwell-based Erista, wohooo. ;o)

  • Victor Johnson

    Yeah. It’s like saying you should get a discount on the PS4 for having a PS3
    or
    getting a discount on GTA 5 just because you have GTA 4
    it just doesn’t make sense.

  • Victor Johnson

    I agree on that. I was expecting this device to have at least 3gb of RAM, but when I found on it doesn’t, I was a little disappointed.

  • Victor Johnson

    He just said USB mouse and keyboard work.

    USB, USB, USB, USB, USB, USB, USB, USB, USB

    Learn what “USB” means.
    http://barrymoltz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/MacBook-Pro-USB-port.jpg

    It has a USB port in case you didn’t know what that was. No, it doesn’t need an adapter. Geez.

  • Victor Johnson

    Pricey? For something better than an iPad Air ($600)?

  • Victor Johnson

    Sarah, not to annoy you, but it doesn’t just blow away the “PSP and 3DS,” but also the PS Vita AND last-gen consoles; the PS3 and Xbox 360.

  • Victor Johnson

    and GTA San Andreas.

  • Chris Harris

    Is this going to be sold in any stores? Or is it just online? Thanks

  • fm123

    Yes, because they are promoting a brand new line of product. They don’t have millions of existing users for the Shield line. The discount could be as small as half off a controller or case with tablet purchase. If you recall the original pricing for Shield was a lot more than it is now, there is room for a discount on accessories.

    On another note, the storage should have been 32 and 64gb instead of 16 and 32gb.

  • Force Majeure

    You can easily find it in any computer store, but amazon and newegg are also online stores, so yeah both.

  • MattyP

    Hey dips***, before you try to correct someone, know what you’re talking about. He said a USB mouse and keyboard work, which can be with any Android device that supports an OTG cable/hub, like I f***ing said.

    It doesn’t have a full USB port, just micro. In the future, take two seconds to use that peanut you call a brain and don’t embarrass yourself.

    I was simply asking him if Nvidia would have an easy Micro USB hub to use, or if we’d have to use an OTG cable with a separate USB hub, which is kind of annoying.

  • Poornachandra JS

    Please give the calling option in the 4g lte model and launch the same in INDIA too …. we dont want the 3g model ……. :) it’ll be a complete device …… loving it and ll surely buy it :*

  • Libertarianistical

    They are more then likely already taking a loss on this one.
    You got what you wanted out of the first one, you payed knowing that it was a final bargain, and that was the end of it. You got your product, and you should be happy.
    They would make no money on you sending your shield back for a discount.

  • Poornachandra JS

    PLZZZZZZZZZZZZ !!!!! Launch it soon in INDIA tooo especially the LTE model with voice calling ability ……….. for 20k PLZZZZZZZ !!!!! I am Totally mad about it :) :*

  • Brian Caulfield

    You bet. Below is from our official SHIELD tablet FAQ @ http://shield.nvidia.com/tablet-faq/ :

    “There are three versions of SHIELD tablet LTE. There is a North American version that works on AT&T, T-Mobile and Rogers on LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 7, and 17 and HSPA bands 1, 2, 4, 5.

    There is a second International version that works on popular European and Asian networks. It supports LTE bands 3, 7, 20 and HSPA+ bands 1, 2, 5, 8.

    The third version also works on popular International carriers, in addition to including voice support on compatible networks. It supports LTE bands 1, 3, 7, 20 and HSPA+ bands 1, 2, 5, 8.”

  • Brian Caulfield

    Can’t comment on rumors or speculation. But we’re still selling the original SHIELD.

  • Brian Caulfield

    And BTW: thanks for the feedback!

  • Robyn Kiriko Takami

    Was it performance or cost that prevented Nvidia from using a better display in the Shield Tablet? Art work and video are going to look washed out on it’s screen, it has grey scale and colour issues. Will the 64 bit K1 version be the real deal with all stops removed?

  • Brian Caulfield

    Can’t comment on rumors or speculation. But I can tell you we’re still selling, supporting, and updating the original SHIELD portable.

  • Brian Caulfield

    Thanks for the feedback. For a taste of the SHIELD experience, however, you can get the SHIELD portable for $199. Does that price work better for you?

  • Brian Caulfield

    Can’t comment on rumors and speculation.

  • Brian Caulfield

    Thanks for the feedback. We’re still selling, supporting, and updating the SHIELD portable, of course.

  • Brian Caulfield

    Thanks for the comment!

  • Brian Caulfield

    Can’t comment on rumors or speculation. But many thanks for your frank feedback.

  • Brian Caulfield

    Many thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  • Brian Caulfield

    Many thanks for your feedback!

  • Ron Harris

    I purchased this tablet on release day, however, I have not opened the box due to GameStop having a ridiculous return policy on tablets of if its open ZERO refund only exchange. My concern with Nvidia is the complete lack of the controller and covers. 2 to 4 weeks waiting for a peripheral KEY to a “Gaming Tablet” is ridiculous. Please explain why many tablets seem available but the peripherals are no where to be found? How can I open a box, use a tablet that I can not get a refund on, not being able to purchase the required add-ons, to see if it is the right tablet for me. Its just crazy. There should be one box, everything included, one price. Apple can Nickel and dime their customers, Nvidia is better than that.

  • Sebbe

    Are you being ironic or honest?
    I can see that my comment was a bit harsh perhaps, that wasn’t my intention. I can also see that a tablet will reach a much broader market and have higher market penetration. Business wise a much better decision.

  • Victor Johnson

    Fine, not good. Just compare the Nvidia Shield Portable and the Tegra 7 Note; one has 2gb of Ram and one doesn’t. What happens? The Shield Portable is a lot more powerful than the Tegra 7 Note because its CPU isn’t bottlenecked.

  • MattyP

    Dude, how smart do you have to be to get that he said “USB mouse and keyboard supported” = with an adapter. You’re wrong and you think I’m a troll? I insulted you because clearly were attempting to look smart when you’re not. Don’t correct people when you’re wrong and don’t know what you’re talking about. Just because you don’t know what context is, doesn’t mean I’m illiterate. I can clearly read, check the f***ing link he put in his message, or for that matter any spec sheet for the Shield Tablet. It is MICRO USB that supports USB devices with an adapter. Derp derp.

  • MattyP
  • Joe Jones

    Are you planning on making a 10/11 inch version? I’d buy that immediately.