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NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1 with Tegra K1 chipset launched for USD 199

NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1 has been officially announced. The company had launched the SHIELD tablet last year that also went out of stock quickly. However, many units were recalled by NVIDIA as they were posing a fire hazard risk due to overheating batteries. Hence, the updated variant has been launched now. Lets check out the specifications and see what has changed.


NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1 Specifications

The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1 features a 8-inch (1920 x 1200 pixels) multi-touch IPS display. It is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor along with 192-core Kepler GPU. The tablet has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD card. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box and will be upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

On the camera front, the NVIDIA K1 has a 5 megapixel rear camera along with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It has a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, front-facing stereo speakers and dual bass reflex port. It is 9.2 mm thick and weighs 390 grams. There is no LTE variant this time.


The SHIELD K1 comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac Dual Band (2×2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS/GLONASS and Mini-HDMI output as connectivity options. The tablet has a 19.75 Watt Hour battery under the hood.

The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1 has been priced at US $199 (INR Rs 13,140 approximately) or £149.99 (INR Rs 15,069 approximately). It is currently available in USA, Canada and select European countries. If you are in USA, you can purchase it from, Amazon, Newegg and BestBuy. There are optional accessories like the SHIELD controller for $59.99, SHIELD tablet K1 cover for $39.99, SHIELD DirectStylus 2 for $19.99 and SHIELD world charger (also included in retail box) for $29.99.

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