NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Now Available – NVIDIA Releases Unboxing Video

The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is now shipping in the United States and Canada! NVIDIA plans to have it arriving in Europe sometime in the middle of August. The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet runs $299.00 shipped and is an 8-inch Android tablet powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 that has 192 cores. It comes with up to 32 GB of built in storage plus microSD support, a stylus with real-time 3D painting software and a front-facing 5 megapixel camera. The Wi-Fi 16B version is available now, and the LTE/Wi-Fi 32GB version is coming soon.


NVIDIA has also released the SHIELD Wireless Controller and the SHIELD Tablet Cover as accessory devices for the SHIELD Tablet. The SHIELD wireless controller appears to be the must have accessory and it retails for $59 and the SHIELD tablet cover sells for $39. That means you are looking at around $360 for the tablet and controller. From what we have heard the NVIDIA SHIELD wireless controller is not compatible with PCs, which might be a let down to some.

The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Unboxing experience can be watched below.