The Nvidia Shield Tablet may be the most powerful portable device ever. It houses Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor, which has a 192-core GPU. This means the K1 is -- on paper, at least -- has more GPU horsepower than the Xbox 360 or the PS3. We've yet to have a chance to benchmark the K1, so we can't yet confirm those claims definitively.
Like the Tegra Note 7, the Shield Tablet features front-facing speakers.
Pictured here is the Shield Tablet's 5-megapixel front-facing camera. There's also a 5-megapixel shooter on the back.
From left to right: headphone jack, Mini-HDMI, and Micro-USB. I believe the grille on the left is an air vent.
From left to right: power button, volume rocker, microSD slot, and a SIM card slot for the LTE version of the tablet.
The Nvidia-made stand/cover is available for $40/£25 (Australian pricing is as yet unavailable).
Some appear to appreciate styli on tablets. The Tegra Note included one, as will the Shield Tablet.
Physically, the Shield Tablet's pen feels like a conventional stylus.
Here is a good shot of the 5-megapixel rear camera.
The Shield Tablet can act as an Android gaming console once hooked up to your television.
The $60/£50 controller for the Shield Tablet feels quite similar to the original Shield's controls, with a nearly identical layout.
Of course, the new controller feels a lot lighter than holding the original Shield portable.
The Shield Tablet's controller feels about as big as an Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller.
The controller feels comfortable in my hands, but I was initially disappointed that the shoulder triggers didn't have as much resistance as those on the original Shield.
The bumpers also felt a bit too "clicky," which in my brain translated to "cheap." I only spent a few seconds with it, though, so that impression could change.