NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet delivers the perfect mix of power, portability, and performance. At $299, it sports an 8-inch HD display (1920×1200), NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.2 GHz processor, 16GB of Flash memory, 2GB of RAM, and Android Kit Kat 4.4. There’s also an optional $59 wireless controller as well as a $39 cover that doubles as a kickstand, too. Matt Wuebbling, the general manager for the Shield tablet, says: “We really think this is a perfect device for gamers. A really high cross-section of people have tablets and want a tablet for gaming.” Product page. Continue reading for a detailed unboxing video, hands-on pictures, and more information.

PC World reports that, “The Shield will be available in two configurations: There’s a $299 base model with 2×2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and 16GB of built-in flash storage; or a $399 model with Wi-Fi, 32GB of storage, and LTE connectivity on either the AT&T or T-Mobile network. The LTE model will be available about six weeks after the Wi-Fi model. Both have 5-megapixel cameras front and back, and both are expandable via microSD, accepting up to 128GB cards.” More information.

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