I made a prediction a couple of months ago that the next SHIELD release we’d see would be an upgrade to the original – but with a dose of Tegra K1. As it turns out, I was wrong. However, like the SHIELD portable, NVIDIA’s just-announced SHIELD Tablet and Controller are two products that portable gaming fans should get excited about.
When NVIDIA announced its SHIELD portable last summer, it took no time at all to figure out what the most-requested feature from consumers was: “Please let the tablet be detachable!” Of course, as the device was explored further, it became obvious that NVIDIA couldn’t have designed the SHIELD with that characteristic; the display would have become too bulky, and the innards of the gamepad would have gone underutilized. Both would be poor choices for a portable device.
Despite that being the case, though, NVIDIA didn’t just turn a blind eye to that idea. Today’s reveal of the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller is proof of that.