NVIDIA Shield Tablet breaks cover just one day before its scheduled unveiling

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Just 24 hours, or so, before it’s scheduled to be unveiled at an event in London, NVIDIA’s latest Android-powered gaming device, the Shield Tablet, has been uncovered online. Set to retail at $299 for a 16GB variant and $399 for a 32GB model equipped with LTE, the slate is the American global technology company’s most powerful device, yet.

The tablet features an 8-inch HD LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, a Tegra K1 SoC with 1920 CUDA cores, 2GB of RAM, a 2.2GHz quad-core A15 CPU, microSD support (up to 128GB), a 5-megapixel front- as well as rear-facing shooter, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 19.75 Watt hour Lithium Ion battery.

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In order to get the most out of your games, you’ll need to buy an external controller which will retail separately for $59. The Shield Controller pairs to the Tablet via Bluetooth and enables you to play games using the slate as a monitor.

The unit will ship running the latest build of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which means you’ll have access to the full suite of standard Google apps, including Gmail, Google+, Google Play Store, Quickoffice, Maps, YouTube and Calendar. So, when you’re  not engaging in some elite gaming, you will be able to sit back browse the internet, respond to e-mails and stream videos from YouTube.

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Following its initial release in the U.S. and Canada on July 29, the new Shield Tablet will then make its way to Europe for its European release on August 14  and will launch in more regions later in the Fall.

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