NVIDIA begins shipping 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

Chuong H Nguyen