As well know Nvidia has launched a SHEILD tablet last year and sold a very limited number of units and it was out of stock as the company had to recall some units in July 2015 due to overheating batteries. Today the company has introduced a brand new tablet, i.e SHEILD K1 with some design changes and improved battery tech. The SHEILD K1 is priced at $199 and is available to purchase on the company’s website, Amazon, Newegg, Bestbuy and is now available in the United States, Canada and select European countries. The SHIELD controller is priced at $59.99 and the SHEILD tablet retails at $39. Let’s have a look at the specifications.
The SHEILD K1 sports an 8-inches FHD (1920×1200 pixels) IPS display and is powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1Soc clocked at 2.2 GHz quad-core processor with 192 core Kepler GPU. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with an SD card slot for memory expansion. Runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS and is also upgradable to Android 6.0.
On the camera side, there is a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11n 2×2 Mimo, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS / GLONASS and Mini-HDMI output. A 19.75 Watt Hour battery is on board. The company had removed the Stylus port and the SHIELD DirectStylus 2 is an optional accessory.