After staying much in news through various leaks, NVIDIA has officially announced its much awaited 8inch Shield tablet.

The tablet comes with 8inch IPS LCD display having a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and as expected, it is powered with the Tegra K1 chipset. In addition, it has a dual-core Cortex A15 CPU clocked at 2.2GHz along with a 192-core Kepler GPU. The NVIDIA Shield tablet can record 4k videos as well! The device consists of a microHDMI port which can stream games from a GeForce GTX-powered PC via the NVIDIA GameStream technology. The memory options for the device include a 2GB of RAM and 128GB of internal-expandable memory via microSD card slot. The device has the same 5MP camera both on its front as well as at the back. The battery capacity of the device is sufficient enough to offer 10 hours of HD video playback and nearly 2-4 hours of gaming.

Shield body guide

The gaming on the tablet comes with Nvidia’s DirectStylus 2 passive stylus which is considered to be accelerated through the GPU. Moreover, NVIDIA has also launched a new Shield wireless controller, which of-course doesn’t come with the tablet, but connects to it via Wi-Fi Direct and costs an additional amount of $59. The Shield Tablet has the capacity of connecting four controllers to it.

The NVIDIA Shield tablet comes in two storage options of 16GB Wi-Fi and 32GB Wi-Fi + LTE variant that costs $299 and $399. The tablet is expected to hit the US markets in the coming weeks while Europe and UK will get it from mid-August.