Video: SHIELD Tablet K1 Unboxing and Hands-on

Early this morning, NVIDIA announced and released the SHIELD Tablet K1. Priced at $199, NVIDIA stripped the previous SHIELD Tablet of its stylus pen, and also removed all accessories from the box in order to meet an aggressive price point. Now, we have a unit in-house, and there is no better way to kick-off coverage on a device than a formal unboxing.

The device features an 8″ IPS display, Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, 5MP front and rear-facing camera, 16GB of onboard storage, microSD slot for up to 128GB of storage, dual front-facing stereo speakers, 19.75 watt non-removable battery, and Android 5.1.1.

Below, check out our complete unboxing and hands-on.  (more…)

NVIDIA Releases the SHIELD Tablet K1, Priced at $199

NVIDIA announced and released the SHIELD Tablet K1 this morning, essentially a re-release of the SHIELD Tablet, sans Stylus. Priced at just $199, this tablet comes with the same lineup of specifications as the original SHIELD Tablet, but by stripping the tablet of all accessories that would usually come packed inside the box, NVIDIA was able to meet an aggressive price point for arguably one of the better Android tablets on the market.  (more…)

NVIDIA Renames GRID to GeForce NOW, Launches October 1 for $7.99 a Month

NVIDIA’s game streaming service known as GRID, available on most NVIDIA-made devices for the past year or so, including SHIELD, SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Portable, will now be known as GeForce NOW and include a monthly subscription price of $7.99. This subscription nets you access to 50+ gaming titles, all stored on NVIDIA’s cloud servers. So, essentially, it’s Netflix for Gaming(more…)

Having Issues With Your SHIELD Pro (500GB Model) After 1.4 Update?

If you happen to be a consumer of everything NVIDIA, things may not be going too well. After a recall of nearly 90,000 SHIELD Tablets, it appears a few owners of the SHIELD Pro, the 500GB model of the SHIELD Android TV set-top box, are experiencing a severely crippling bug after installing the 1.4 update.

NVIDIA notes that less than 1% of SHIELD Pro owners have been diagnosed with having a hard drive issue that can worsen over time. You will know if your SHIELD is affected if you see the fastboot menu during the update process, which is not normal. For those affected, NVIDIA is asking you to replace your SHIELD unit, with them footing the bill.  (more…)

NVIDIA Pushes Updates to SHIELD and SHIELD Portable

NVIDIA is pushing updates out to the SHIELD Portable and SHIELD Android TV set-top box, both of which are quite minor. For Portable owners, this update will treat you to a button functionality change, with the NVIDIA button now going to the SHIELD Hub app instead of performing a Voice Search. In addition, the Start/Play button now behaves as it did when your device was on Kit Kat. (more…)

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