The Nvidia Shield Tablet is back after the company recalled every single unit in the summer due to the battery in device can overheat potential fire hazard. It now seems the problem has been fixed. Nvidia’s Shield tablet was launched last year with a price tag of $299 (Approx Rs. 19,000 in India).
The company has now re-launched its Nvidia Shield tablet as the Shield Tablet K1 for priced at $199 (approximately Rs. 13,000 in India). The tablet targeted to those who love to play games on their devices. The K1 is now available in the US, Canada, and a few European markets.
The Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 is also available online via Amazon and Best Buy in the US as well as the company’s store. However, the company has only listed the Wi-Fi version of the Shield Tablet K1 and has not detailed any plans to launch an LTE version.
Shield Tablet K1 comes with a Quad-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor and a 192-core Kepler graphics processing unit (GPU). It has a 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded by using a microSD card.
Shield K1 has an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and 5MP rear and front cameras. The tablet runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but is expected to get 6.0 update in the next few months.
Connectivity features include 802.11n 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS / GLONASS and sensors like 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis compass.
The tablet measures 221x126x9.2mm and weighs 390 grams. It comes with 19.75 Watt hour battery.