The NVIDIA Shield tablet did do quite well in the market and even though the company had to issue a mandatory recall due to battery issues earlier this year, fans have been pressing the company to come out with a new model, and that’s what it has announced today. The Shield is back and it’s now called the Shield Tablet K1, the tablet arrives just in time for the lucrative holiday shopping season.
The hardware isn’t that different from its predecessor, the tablet still has an 8 inch full HD display with an NVIDA Tegra K1 processor under the hood coupled with 2GB RAM. It’s powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop but the company does say that it’s going to release Android 6.0 Marshmallow for it by the end of this year.
NVIDIA has made a noticeable change as far as the stylus is concerned, it’s gone, and so is the bay. The DirectStylus technology that allows users to take a stylus to this tablet is still there so they can purchase one on their own if they really do want to use a stylus with the Shield Tablet K1.
This time around NVIDIA is only offering one model of the Shield Tablet K1 and it comes with 16GB of onboard storage and Wi-Fi, you’re out of luck if you’re interested in a 32GB model or one that has cellular connectivity. That’s primarily one of the reasons why NVIDIA is selling this tablet for $199.99.