Just in time for the holidays, the ultimate gaming tablet is back at a new price of $199. The NVIDIA K1 tablet is specifically designed for gamers with a full HD 1080p 8″ display, a 192-core Kepler architecture GPU and dual-front facing speakers. The SHIELD K1 focuses on incredible graphics, and in the graph below shows how it outperforms the competition in performance tests.

 

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NVIDIA also offers GeForce NOW, a gaming service for $7.99 per month(three months free), which allows you to stream real PC games to your tablet at 1080p(60fps). Over 50 games can be streamed from GeForce NOW, and some of the popular titles include Mad Max, Red Faction: Armageddon, LEGO Hobbit and Saints Row

And just like other gaming platforms, the NVIDIA SHIELD K1 has an optional gaming controller for the optimal gaming experience for $59.99. In addition to the gaming controller, NVIDIA also offers the SHIELD DIRECTSTYLUS 2 which allows for note taking and accurate painting and drawing on the screen. If you’d like to learn more head on over to NVIDIA.com or Amazon.com where you can get the K1 tablet for just $199.

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Full Specs:

PROCESSOR  

NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 192 core Kepler GPU
2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU with 2GB RAM

DISPLAY 8-inch 1920×1200 multi-touch Full HD display
AUDIO Front facing stereo speakers, dual bass reflex port with built-in microphone
STORAGE* 16 GB
*Portion of storage occupied by system software.
WIRELESS 802.11n 2×2 Mimo 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
GPS / GLONASS
INTERFACE Mini-HDMI output
Micro-USB 2.0
MicroSD storage slot
3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
with microphone support
MOTION SENSORS 3-axis gyro
3-axis accelerometer
3-axis compass
GAMING FEATURES SHIELD controller compatible
GeForce NOW™ cloud gaming
Console Mode
NVIDIA ShadowPlay
CAMERAS Front: 5MP HDR; Back: 5MP auto focus HDR
VIDEO FEATURES 4K Ultra-HD Ready
SOFTWARE UPDATES SHIELD software upgrades directly from NVIDIA
BATTERY 19.75 Watt Hours
WEIGHT AND SIZE Weight: 12.6 oz / 356 g, Height: 8.8in / 221mm
Width: 5.0in / 126mm, Depth: 0.36in / 9.2mm
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 5.0 Lollipop
INCLUDED APPS Google Play™
NVIDIA SHIELD Hub
NVIDIA Dabbler™
Squid
Twitch
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES SHIELD tablet K1 cover
SHIELD controller
SHIELD world charger
SHIELD stylus

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