If you have been waiting for the NVIDIA Shield tablet, we are glad to bring you word that the SHIELD tablet has begun to ship. Touted to be the “ultimate tablet” for gamers, we have already taken it out for a spin. The starting price point stands at $299 a pop, where it will arrive with a slew of next-generation technologies despite arriving in a rather compact form factor of just 8” in size. Of course, there is the 192 core “super chip” by NVIDIA, the Tegra K1, that runs underneath the hood to boot.

Made available over in the United States and Canada, do expect the NVIDIA Shield tablet to arrive in Europe as well, where it will be accompanied by the SHIELD wireless controller to make themselves as the most recent members of NVIDIA’s growing family of gaming devices. Needless to say, each of these devices have been specially developed in order to deliver an unprecedented Android and PC gaming experience while you are on the move.

Other hardware specifications include having up to 32GB of internal memory alongside a microSD memory card slot, a stylus that works in tandem with real-time 3D painting software, as well as a decent selfie camera that packs 5MP of visual goodness. The Wi-Fi 16GB model is already available, although there is a LTE/Wi-Fi 32GB version in the pipeline.

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