Wield the SHIELD: SHIELD Tablet Ships, Get Your Gaming On (Video)

by Will Park

The ultimate tablet for gamers ships today, and consumers can’t wait.

Starting at $299, the SHIELD tablet packs a huge number of next-generation technologies into a compact, 8-inch Android tablet powered by our 192 core super chip, Tegra K1.

One reporter called the SHIELD tablet “…the best gaming tablet in the world,” while others remarked, “The SHIELD tablet has the potential to supplant the Google Nexus 7 as the tablet Android aficionados prefer,” and “For gamers it’s the only choice out there if you want a solid gaming tablet. It also helps that the tablet comes at great price for such a powerful device.”

Available in the United States, Canada, and coming soon to Europe, the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD wireless controller join the SHIELD portable as part of our growing family of gaming devices. Each of these products is built to offer an unmatched Android and PC gaming experience.

It’s all part of our plan to transform Android into a vibrant gaming platform that can excite gamers and provide the foundation for a thriving industry.

Have you ordered a SHIELD tablet? Tell us about your unboxing experience in the comments section below.

With the SHIELD tablet, we built a device we can recommend to our friends, family and fans. It comes with up to 32 GB of built in storage plus microSD support, a stylus with real-time 3D painting software and a front-facing 5 megapixel camera. The Wi-Fi 16B version is available now, and the LTE/Wi-Fi 32GB version is coming soon. The SHIELD wireless controller retails for $59. The SHIELD tablet cover sells for $39.

So grab yours today at shield.nvidia.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, GameStop, Micro Center, Newegg and Tiger Direct in the US, and at Canada Computers, Memory Express, NCIX and ThinkGeek in Canada. In Europe, the SHIELD tablet is available for preorder at many top e-tailers.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of the SHIELD tablet.