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.

  • 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.

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  • Joe Jones

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