NVIDIA begins to ship Shield Tablet to gamers

If you've been eyeing NVIDIA's Shield Tablet to play your latest Android or PC game on, the company announced that the Shield tablet has begun to ship to consumers. The tablet is selling for $299 and there are also optional game accessories targeted at gamers.

"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," the company said in a blog post. "Each of these products is built to offer an unmatched Android and PC gaming experience."

The NVIDIA Shield showcases the company's powerful mobile Tegra K1 processor with 192 cores and its integrated graphics capabilities.

As a gaming tablet, NVIDIA also is creating an optional $59 game pad accessory.

If you're interested, you can pick up Shield at the following retailers:

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.

Have you picked up your own Shield Tablet yet? Let us know.

Source: NVIDIA

 

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NVIDIA begins shipping Shield Tablet to gamers

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The Shield Tablet comes in a 16GB Wi-Fi and 32GB Wi-Fi + 4G LTE flavors and costs $299 and $399, respectively. Expect it to hit the US in the coming weeks, while the Europe and the UK customers can order one from mid-August.

By 'AAA', you mean some shitty military shooter with sub-surface scattering? You're probably right. On the other hand, there are tons of emulators available, with thousands of games to choose from. But you probably don't need a Tegra K for that, so I'd get the Shield portable.

So, does that mean it is actually on display at some of those brick and mortar places? Or just available to order online?

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I picked mine up at GameStop, they had it in stock on release day. One of the guys there had a demo unit I was able to play with first, its an awesome little tablet so far!

^Winner

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I managed to grab one at a Gamestop in Baton Rouge. My wife liked it so much when she saw it that she had to have one as well. We ordered hers from Fry's online and received it today. So far they are both amazing. FYI the cover is likely not in stock at GameStop. Mine is ordered. Hers arrived with the Shield. Also, the controller isnt showing as available until Aug 15 according to the sales clerk at GameStop. I have connected a Moga Pro to mine. Its functional but I'm looking forward to the proper one.
Just a tidbit here... The WiFi on the nexus 7 2013 seems to have better range.

My order for the controller was processed so I will be getting it soon. From California newegg. Already got the tablet day 1 from newegg as well! :D

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Anyone else having problems with it syncing with Nvidia Experience on their PC? My tablet connected and it showed my game library, but told me to update Experience when I tried to open one of my games. I updated Experience and now it fails at pin verification. Bummer..... I was just curious if anyone else has had this issue.

I know this tablet is aimed at gamers, but from the review on it u guys made it seem like ONLY gamers should buy it. I think for the price it's a good deal for those who just want a good tablet that will last a while.

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I shall be purchasing a shield 2 tablet plus control pad when they become available in the UK :-)

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I would never preorder anything from nVidia again. I still haven't received the cover or even a shipping notification and I preordered it on the 22nd with overnight delivery,. It also took 2 days to get the controller to me when I paid for overnight. They may have nice products and good QC but their shipping and fulfillment is absolutely terrible.