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NVIDIA Shield Tablet Pricing and Specs Unveiled In Huge Leak

by Brandon Russell | July 18, 2014July 18, 2014 3:00 pm PST

NVIDIA’s rumored Shield Tablet isn’t much of a secret. Now, ahead of an imminent launch, pretty much every last detail has been revealed: specs, price and even a companion controller that will retail for $60. This is a premium device, though it’s coming in at a price point consumers will love.

Here are all the juicy bits, thanks to VideoCardz, which somehow acquired the product’s product slides:

  • 8-inch 1080p IPS display with Direct Stylus 2 support
  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB (Wi-Fi-only) or 32GB of internal storage (LTE), with microSD expansion
  • 5-megapixel front-facing MPIX camera

Additionally, the device sports front-facing stereo speakers, and a battery (uknown mAh) that’s rated at 10 hours HD video playback. A pretty beastly device for a starting price of just $300, undercutting some pretty big competition. Nvidia’s first Tegra Note device wasn’t exactly a runaway success, but the company’s new K1-equipped device might just change that.

In addition to the tablet, the company’s new Shield Wireless Controller, which looks like the company’s Shield without the screen, seems pretty awesome in its own right. Not only does it look nice, but it comes with Wi-Fi Direct technology, built-in stereo headphone jack and microphone, a D-pad, dual analog joysticks and compatibility with NVIDIA’S Shield Tablet and NVIDIA Shield Portable. No word on if the controller will work with other tablets on the market.

The device, according to one of the slides, is expected to see an announcement on July 22, with sales set to begin on July 29 in the U.S. and Canada. Meanwhile, NVIDIA will reportedly launch the device in Europe on Aug. 14.

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Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...