NVIDIA’s expected to launch an Android tablet with an emphasis on gaming this year. Now @evleaks has posted what may be the first good picture showing us what the NVIDIA Shield tablet will look like.

Update: A French retailer has given us another look at what could be the upcoming Shield Tablet.

nvidia shield tablet

The tablet has stereo, front-facing speakers, a front-facing camera, and pretty clearly supports NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone app for discovering games optimized for NVIDIA’s mobile processor.

You may also notice an option that says “My PC Games.” While the Shield Tablet will probably have an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip with 192-core graphics and support for some of the best-looking Android games, one of the key selling points for the tablet will be support for streaming PC games over the internet.

If you’ve got a PC with a supported NVIDIA graphics card you’ll be able to use GameStream technology to stream the game over your home network or over the internet so that you can see and control the game on your handheld tablet while your PC is actually doing most of the heavy lifting. This makes it possible to play PC games that wouldn’t otherwise be available on an Android tablet.

NVIDIA will also probably offer accessories for the tablet including a wireless game controller. This will let you connect the tablet to your TV with an HDMI cable and use it to play PC games on your TV without carrying your desktop computer into the living room.

The company already offers a handheld game console with a built-in controller and a 5 inch screen called the NVIDIA Shield. But a tablet could appeal to a wider audience than the original Shield since a tablet is a multi-purpose device that’s not just designed for gaming.

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13 replies on “This could be the NVIDIA Shield Tablet (leaks)”

  1. this is widely reported as a 2048×1536 device screen.

    that is a 4:3 aspect ratio.

    therefore i doubt the veracity of the render shown above.

  2. Well, I’ve said right from the start , this will just be the Tegra Note 7, with a controller attachment option. like the wikipad.

    Looking at these photos and rumors , my suspicion has only been reinforced.

  3. Oooooh, this had better support NVIDIA’s stylus technology. That’s the big selling point for the Tegra Notes, and there’s zero reason they couldn’t include it here.

  4. I thought the image was an HTC One at first before reading the headline.

    So are there Android games that require super high end GPUs right now? I’m not really concerned about graphics for the games I play though. I prefer games with a well written plot, character development and interaction. That’s why like several Japanese RPGs. The Metal Gear Solid series is great too. Heck, I’ll take a continuation of the Monkey Island series (simple yet the story and characters drew you in very well).

    1. i think the problem was android itself before we talk about hardware. the market was flooded with F2P stuff making the high quality game is tough selling on android. nvidia for their part know this problem that’s why they try to convince developer to port their existing title on console/pc to android. nvidia even took the effort to port Valve Portal and Half Life 2 themselves to android just to show the hardware they (developer) needed is there.

    2. Hoping for better games on Android as well. There are very few games I like and most of them are ports of 10+ year old console games. Too bad games with an engaging story aren’t associated with smartphones but mostly time killer games when you have a few minutes to kill.

      I’m still hoping for smartphones to really be the go to device for many tasks (ie. gaming console, (un)docked productivity, media consumption, etc.).

  5. I absolutely love the speaker placement.
    I’d like to add a kick stand as well.

    1. Buy an archos 101. I have one if you are interested. She is a classy classic, built for comfort not speed like todays models. Includes kick stand as you well know you tease

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