Nvidia has added a new version of its Shield Tablet. Previously, Nvidia launched its older Shield Tablet and called it “the ultimate tablet for gamers”. The tablet generally had good impressions among consumers. However, Nvidia had to recall almost every single Shield Tablet earlier this year due to a potential battery fire hazard. So what does Nvidia bring in its updated version of their gaming tablet?
Well, nothing much, aside from the easily disregarded change in the new Shield Tablet’s logo – previously glossy black, now brushed metal – and the speakers are now covered with a rubberised grip surface. That’s not all, the tablet also comes with no charger, no microUSB cable and no built-in stylus. Nvidia says the exclusions were necessary to cut down costs. They also claim that most consumers already has a tablet or phone charger anyway which may be compatible with the tablet.
Gamers that had previously owned the older Shield Tablet won’t have to upgrade to the newer model since it pretty much has the same specifications. Oddly, the new tablet only comes with a 16GB WiFi model (expandable with a microSD card up to 128GB) and surprisingly no LTE support. There are no details on whether the 32GB LTE version will be available. Nvidia is planning to update the tablet with Android 6.0 Marshmallow sometime in the future.
It’s worth mentioning that the new tablet costs US$100 less compared to its predecessor which had a price tag of US$299 (about RM1310). The new Shield Tablet will be priced at US$199 (approximately RM870), an interesting price point for consumers that are interested in mobile gaming.
(Source: Nvidia Blog)