Shield Phwoar

Shield Phwoar

Shield wall… no, the joke doesn’t work.


Thought I’d share this with you, a gorgeous new gaming tablet by Nvidia.

This is more powerful than many of the pcs I’ve owned! This badboy has a screen at 1920×1200 and a complementing gamepad. This would just be stupidly good fun. I’d love to see some benchmarks, but it appears to be able to handle games like Titanfall!




The UK’s largest privately owned electrical retailer,, have announced the release of the NIVIDA® SHIELD™ tablet.

The latest gaming tablet from the globally recognised brand NVIDIA is said to deliver the perfect mix of power, portability and performance.

Launched today for pre-order, the SHIELD tablet is powered by the most advanced NVIDIA technologies that promise a spectacular gaming experience. Its NVIDIA Tegra® K1 mobile processor is the first to run Unreal Engine 4 and taps into the same NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture that drives the world’s most extreme gaming PCs, taking gaming to the next generation.

The fast processor provides users with the elite option of choosing where and how to game, with the ability to switch to console mode, with a wireless controller, for HD big screen gaming, and optional 4G LTE cellular connectivity meaning gamers can take and use the SHIELD anywhere.

NVIDIA GameStream™ and NVIDIA ShadowPlay™ allow the streaming and recording of PC games, but the preloaded NVIDIA SHIELD app offers one-touch access to a personal library of over 200 mobile-optimised game titles. The tablet also comes with the latest Android™ OS for instant and easy access to favourite Android games and applications, which can be accessed through the gamepad mapper so users can play thousands of games using the SHIELD wireless controller.

In addition to a high gaming spec, the SHIELD tablet also comes with PureAudio™ technology, dual bass reflex port and front-facing speakers for crisp and clear sound as well as the pre-installed Camera Awesome app and two 5 megapixel cameras.

Equipped with a GPU-accelerated NVIDIA DirectStylus™ 2, users and artists can design games on the SHIELD or takes notes on the games. The NVIDIA Dabbler™ apps also allow more creativity with watercolour, 3D Paint and oil painting affects for a realistic design.

Senior Product Manager at Ebuyer, Paul Nolan, said: “As a close partner of Nvidia we are proud to be one of the first etailers in the UK to be offering the SHIELD.”


Processor NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 192 core Kepler GPU, 2.2 GHz Quad Core A15 CPU, 2GB RAM
Display 8-inch 1920×1200 multi-touch IPS display
Audio Integrated stereo speakers with built-in microphone
Storage 32GB (WiFi+4G LTE) / 16 GB (WiFi-only)
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n 2×2 Mimo 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Connectivity WiFi+4G LTE or WiFi-only
Mini-HDMI 1.4a output
Micro-USB 2.0 with host and device support
Micro SD Card, up to additional 128GB
3.5 mm stereo headphone jack with microphone support
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Motion Sensors 9-axis (G-sensor, compass, gyro)
Audio Front facing stereo speakers Dual bass reflex port
Gaming Features SHIELD wireless controller compatible
NVIDIA GameStream
NVIDIA ShadowPlay
GRID Cloud Gaming Beta
Console Mode
Gamepad Mapper
Cameras Front: 5MP HDR; Back: 5MP auto focus HDR
Video Features 4K Ultra-HD Ready
Stylus DirectStylus 2 with 3D Paint (Included)
Software Updates SHIELD software upgrades directly from NVIDIA
Battery 19.75 Watt hour Lithium ion
Weight and Size Weight: 13.7oz / 390g
Height: 8.8in / 221mm Width: 5.0in / 126mm Depth: 0.36in / 9.2mm
Operating System Android KitKat OS
Software Google Play
Trine 2: Complete Story
Multi language Handwriting Recognition
NVIDIA Dabbler™
Adobe Reader
Camera Awesome
Cellular Connectivity North America: Unlocked (compatible with AT&T and TMobile, please check bands supported) LTE, HSPA+, 3G, 2G, GSM, EDGE Outside-North America: Unlocked (please check bands supported) LTE, HSPA+, 3G, 2G, GSM, EDGE
Cellular Bands North America: LTE: Bands 2,4,5,7,17 (1900, 1700, 850, 2600, 700) HSPA+: Bands 1,2,4,5 (2100, 1900, 1700, 850) Outside-North America: LTE: Bands 1*,3,7,20 (2100/1800/2600/800) HSPA+: Bands 1,2,5,8 (2100/1900/850/900) * In certain regions band 1 and voice support is enabled
Optional Accessories SHIELD magnetic cover
SHIELD wireless controller



by Bret

You can reach me via the About page and the social links at the top, or subscribe at the bottom.