The Nvidia Shield tablet which had issues with the ion-lithium battery overheating the tablet, was recalled earlier this year. The Nvidia Shield is currently back on sale with a price drop of $100. Initially selling at $299.99, the tablet now sells for only $199.99.
Nvidia has released a revamped version of its gaming tablet Shield K1. The revamped Shield tablet specifications are improved compared to the previous version which was launched in July 2015.
Shield Tablet K1 has 192-core Kepler graphics processing unit (GPU) and packs a Quad-Core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal internal storage. You can expand storage using microSD card.
Shield K1 has an 8-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1200 resolution and 5MP rear and front cameras. It also include Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth and sensors like Accelerometer and Gyroscope.
The tablet pre-packs Android 5.0 Lollipop OS but also expected to get an update to Android Marshmallow in the next few months.
The aggressive price drop will likely help Nvidia attract the attention of more mobile gamers. According to this review site, the previous Nvidia Shield was considered the best gaming tablet.
The competitive price reduction will probably help Nvidia bring the interest of mobile gamers. This cheaper price tag would just make it a lot more popular. Only drawback, this price tag doesn’t include all the gear which is a little disappointment.
Nvidia is likely to market this budget gaming tablet in markets outside Europe and North America. This cheaper Shield K1 tablet is expected to attract more consumers in countries such as China, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines.
IBM has recently announced that it will be utilizing Nvidia GPUs for its Watson Computing System.