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NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet and controller rumored to be released July 29, tablet starting at $299

Following a leaked image of the supposed NVIDIA Shield tablet yesterday, more details have emerged regarding the company’s future plans. According to information obtained by video game website “Video Cardz,” NVIDIA has a new lineup of devices called the “Shield Family” planned. Included in this line-up is the Shield gaming tablet, as well as a Shield Controller.

The leaked slides posted by the source layout a variety of information regarding the new Shield Tablet and Controller. First off, the Shield tablet looks to feature an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 display with a Tegra K1 processor paired with 192 CUDA cores and 2GB of RAM. The tablet will also offer a DirectStylus and be available in 16GB and 32GB variants with either WiFi or WiFi + LTE connectivity. Other specs include BlueTooth 4.0, a microSD card slot, 5MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, dual-speakers, and Android 4.4 out of the box.

The big news for the Shield Tablet, however, is its price. According to the leaked slides, the WiFi-only 16GB model will cost $299, while the 32GB WiFi+LTE model will run $399.

Next, NVIDIA has also developed a standalone controller for use with the tablet. The controller will have WiFi Direct connectivity, a headphone jack, triggers, joysticks, a full d-pad, and a number pad. The controller, according to the slides, is priced at $59.

The Shield Tablet and Controller are reportedly set to be released in the United States on July 29th and in Europe on August 14.

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