NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Controller leaked in full glory

July 18, 2014

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NVIDIA is getting ready to announce its new Shield products, but it seems they just can’t stay away from leaksters’ hands. A new set of slides has hit the internet with all the details you could ever ask for. The second-generation Shield launch is rumored to include a Shield Tablet and Shield Controller.

The processor manufacturer was not the most successful at launching the NVIDIA Shield handheld gaming device. This could have triggered their desire to alter the form factor and strategy. Instead of a handheld gaming platform, the new NVIDIA Shield set-up consists of two pieces. The tablet could work as a standalone device, designed for both gaming and daily tasks. Meanwhile, the controller will be available when you are ready for game time.

Let’s start by taking a look at the rumored 8-inch pad. The NVIDIA Shield Tablet is said to come with 1080p display, a powerful Tegra K1 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16-32 GB of internal storage, 5 MP cameras (both), Bluetooth 4.0 and a microSD slot. There will be WiFi and WiFi+LTE versions, priced at $299 and $399 accordingly.

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The interesting part here is the remote, which is now completely unattached to the Shield gaming device. It’s quite an interesting concept, and we must say it’s not a bad idea. After all, this could make for a much more flexible experience. Having to carry and deal with the controller at all times is simply not the most convenient way to go about things.

The controller will cost only $59 and feature WiFi Direct connectivity, ensuring a strong and speedy connection. It also comes packed with a microphone and all the buttons and joysticks you can expect on a good gaming pad. In essence, it looks much like the controller we saw in the NVIDIA Shield, but unattached and with what looks like a much more ergonomic build.

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Both devices are rumored to go on sale this July 29th, so we probably won’t be waiting much longer for the official announcement. Europeans may have to wait a bit more, though, with a release date rumored to be set on August 14th. The rollout will continue in other markets throughout the Fall.

Do keep in mind these are all rumors and leaks. Nothing is official until it is announced, no matter how credible and consistent the leaks are. We will be sure to let you know all the details as soon as they come!

Comments

  • MasterMuffin

    So new Shield will be just a tablet with a controller as an accessory? Should have put at least 3GB of RAM for some future gaming

    • Jayfeather787

      Make it 128 GB of RAM with 4 880tis in four way SLI.

      • MasterMuffin

        Yes why not

      • Lore

        In 10-15 years it’s possible. All in single SOC, minus the SLI.
        Technology advances faster than we imagine.

        • Anonymousfella

          Maybe sooner! :D

  • Shark Bait

    is a heavy gaming tablet what any one really wants? games are better on a bigger screen right?

    • jokky

      Shield as an idea is amazing. You can actually stream yours games from your pc to the internet.
      So my beast PC can stay at home connected to the web, and me playing with the tablet (more important PC GAMES) through the web!!!! That’s AWESOME.

      • Shark Bait

        yeah that does sound awesome, but any new tablet could do that…..

        • Sean C

          not using NVIDIA’s proprietary streaming that ties directly in to the drivers on their PC graphics cards. Also they’ve partnered with Steam.

    • Shiro

      Depends on the game. not all games are better on bigger screen.

      Some games utilize small screen better (like pokemon, nintendogs etc) while others best played on large screen (eve online, arma etc).

  • Luka Mlinar

    All that for 299? Damn!

    • renz

      No not really. The controller is a separate buy for another 59. Same case with the cover. But it might be better that way. For people that already have Bluetooth controller they don’t need to buy new controller.

      • Luka Mlinar

        I was talking just about the tablet. I don’t really like the look of their controller. I rather jerry rig a PS one.

        • renz

          For the tablet alone I think the price is reasonable.

  • Nathan Powell

    this might be the new thing they’re hinting at on twitter

  • NVIDIA

    Forgot the nexus 8

  • NVIDIA

    Forget the Nexus 8

    • p3ngwin

      “OTA direct from Nvidia”

      err, no thanks, i like my updates direct from Google thanks.

      • renz

        It is not a bad decision. It might not as fast as Google updates but looking at nvidia track record on updating tegra note 7 it is better let them do it instead of partner (just look at what happen to Slate 7 Extreme when you let HP handle the updates).

  • QuanahHarjo

    Thank god, it has the Tegra Note’s stylus. I was worried that they would screw up and not offer it.

  • Fabian Taveras

    Damn this tablet is a fucking beast this thing practically crushes the nexus 8. But shit I still love the nexus line if tablets tho

  • bakakun028

    I can’t wait to play angry birds on this beast!

  • Brian Dong Min Kim

    But now are there any consumer grade applications that demand the power of the K1? The K1 opens the possibility on bringing stronger software on Android, but seeing how the Nvidia Shield had a fan inside, it might face overheating issues.

    • renz

      This new shield is in tablet form factor. So no fan like the first one. IMO the fan was there in the first device not just to prevent overheating but also for comfort reason. The device will rest on your palm for a period of time and gaming can heat up the device pretty quickly so the fan was there to cool the device and making holding the device are much more comfortable.

  • http://overcloqc.net MaLiXs

    cant wait to see the spec of the nexus 10 compared to this

  • Mak D’Uniq

    Nvidia Shield has 7740mah battery. This one has only 5300mah.

  • xsoc

    Have stylus? I’m sold.

  • Dusan

    I wish there was a larger version with more ram. Oh well, guess I’ll keep sticking with Windows 8 tablets.

  • Anders CT

    The article claims a 1080p display while the image clearly states a 1920×1200 display resolution. Why the discrepancy

    • http://twitter.com/ryocoon Kurtis Whittington

      1920×1200 is capable of displaying 1080p (1920×1080). Therefore both can be correct. Also

  • DDT

    It’s thick and heavy with a smallish battery. The processor, GPU and RAM will be crushed and burned with the introduction of 2014 iPad mini, which will be drastically thinner, lighter and longer lasting. Display is a no contest, selection of games as well.

    This will be a flop, like the original shield

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      “just say n0 to aijtouch”

    • renz

      Afraid of competition eh?

    • Jayfeather787

      Dumbass.

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  • Bradley Groot

    Almost perfect… but it lacks a fan! Really disapointed to see it doesn’t have some sort of active cooling, that’s what gave the shield its massive performance advantage. All tablets suffer from thermal throttling where the GPU slows down after the tablet heats up. We’ll see what Nvidia has done with efficiency gains, but I highly suspect the peck performance numbers will be higher than the sustained 1 hour gaming plus numbers

  • ChangWizzle

    If they would drop LTE and give me 64GB of storage, I’d buy at launch

  • Guest

    Does the Shield tablet come with it’s own dedicated stylus?? I see a stylus on the box for the shield tablet.

  • Ryan Web

    That is not a bad price at all for this powerhouse tablet. I’m more interested in the dedicated stylus. I wonder what the pressure sensitivity for this the shield tablet is? I’d definitely consider buying this.