Next week is again the gamescom in Cologne and Nvidia will use the stage of the world’s biggest gaming convention to usher in the launch of its new Shield Tablets in Germany or Europe. That gave the company recently announced. From 14 August 2014, the 8-inch Android device will be available together with matching accessories in this country.
On July 22, 2014, officially announced and published in the US trade a few days later, the Shield is the first tablet with Nvidia’s Tegra powerful K1-processor equipped mobile device, which is available in large numbers to Western markets. Nvidia sells of the 8-inch tablet in Germany two models, once a Wi-Fi-only version with 16 gigabytes of flash memory for about 300 euros (RRP), and once an LTE-enabled version with 32 gigabytes of flash memory for around 380 euros (MSRP).
In addition to the core Tegra Tablet K1 the Shield provides 2 gigabytes DDR3L RAM, a 5197 mAh battery, 5-megapixel cameras on the front and back as well as a Full HD touch screen (1920 x 1080 pixels), which is also the enclosed “Direct Stylus 2” can use. The operating system is a largely unchanged version of Android 4.4 KitKat used.
To demonstrate the performance of the device shortly after the first time, Nvidia installed on each Shield tablet from the Android game Trine 2. About the so-called Shield Hub (previously known as Tegra Zone) can also further optimized for Nvidia Shield Devices Android games are based.
A tablet that is designed for video games but also needs a decent input device. Therefore, Nvidia provides the Shield Wireless Controller on: This provides a headset connection, a touch pad and special keys for navigating through the Android interface and is 60 euros (RRP) cost.
With the launch of a tablet can now also use a suitable cover not missing. Nvidia describes the Shield Cover to be robust and flexible. It can for example be used as a stand for your tablet. The recommended retail price for this is 30 euros.
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