Jul 17 AT 2:29 PM Dima Aryeh 4 Comments

Photo of NVIDIA Shield tablet leaks, looks like a sexier Tegra Note

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NVIDIA isn’t new to tablets, having powered the first true Android tablets that ran Honeycomb with the Tegra 2. The history continues with powering the Nexus 7 tablet using a Tegra 3, all the way to the Tegra Note 7 that’s been on sale for quite a while now. But making a tablet on its own is something NVIDIA hasn’t done, but that might just change soon.

The Shield series is NVIDIA’s own hardware, currently consisting of the NVIDIA Shield gaming device. However, according to the latest @evleaks leak, there will be an NVIDIA Shield Tablet and it will be released this year! A gaming tablet is something we expected, but it’s strange to release a gaming device without any sort of physical controls.

There is no further detail on the device, but it’s gotten me excited. As the owner of a Tegra Note 7 (more specifically the HP Slate 7 Extreme), I’m quite fond of the design and the Shield Tablet looks even better. Hopefully it’ll have the display resolution to back up those good looks, something that is a weak point on the original Shield. Would you buy a gaming tablet? Let us know in the comments!

Source: @evleaks

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • renyo

    Bezels… *sigh*

  • BlazeHN

    Controled with any Bluetooth controller I expect.

  • BlueScreenJunky

    “Hopefully it’ll have the display resolution to back up those good looks”

    Or not. For a media tablet where you’ll mostly read text and look at picture a high resolution is important, but for a gaming tablet it’s better to have a lower resolution to get higher performances and use anti aliasing to avoid jaggies.
    I think 1080p or more is good for a 7″ media tablet like the nexus 7, but for a 7″ gaming tablet anything 720p or above is enough.

    And apparently I’m not the only on who thinks this way since many game developers choose to run games below 1080p on XboxOne and PS4 which are a lot more powerful than a tegra K1 and run on much bigger screens because they think the higher res is not worth the performance hit.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Don’t forget that a gaming console is just that: A gaming console. For things like movies and TV, both the Xbox One and PS4 support 1080p. The tablet, even if it’s a gaming tablet, is a multi-use device and I very much doubt someone would have a tablet dedicated to gaming and another dedicated to media. I understand the SHIELD, a gaming device, having a low res display. A tablet, on the other hand, would suffer greatly. The Shield Tablet will need 1080p to even have me begin to think about purchasing it.

  1. Bezels… *sigh*

  2. Controled with any Bluetooth controller I expect.

  3. BlueScreenJunkyGuest 10 months ago

    “Hopefully it’ll have the display resolution to back up those good looks”

    Or not. For a media tablet where you’ll mostly read text and look at picture a high resolution is important, but for a gaming tablet it’s better to have a lower resolution to get higher performances and use anti aliasing to avoid jaggies.
    I think 1080p or more is good for a 7″ media tablet like the nexus 7, but for a 7″ gaming tablet anything 720p or above is enough.

    And apparently I’m not the only on who thinks this way since many game developers choose to run games below 1080p on XboxOne and PS4 which are a lot more powerful than a tegra K1 and run on much bigger screens because they think the higher res is not worth the performance hit.

    • Don’t forget that a gaming console is just that: A gaming console. For things like movies and TV, both the Xbox One and PS4 support 1080p. The tablet, even if it’s a gaming tablet, is a multi-use device and I very much doubt someone would have a tablet dedicated to gaming and another dedicated to media. I understand the SHIELD, a gaming device, having a low res display. A tablet, on the other hand, would suffer greatly. The Shield Tablet will need 1080p to even have me begin to think about purchasing it.