Earlier this year, the Nvidia Shield tablet was recalled due to issues with the ion-lithium battery overheating the tablet. If you’ve already bought a Shield, check the link above in case you’re worried that your Shield is affected by the recall. The Nvidia Shield is now back on sale at a deep price cut. Originally selling at $299.99, the tablet now sells for just $199.99.

The $199.99 tablet gets you the Nvidia Shield tablet with 16 gb of memory, which might not be enough for all the gaming you’ll be doing on the tablet. Thankfully, there is a micro-USB slot for you to expand the memory. As well, the tablet boasts a Bluetooth 4.0 connector, micro-HDMI slot, and currently beats out all Intel-based tablets on the market at that price. It does lose to the iPAd Air 2, but not by a wide margin. As well, the iPad Air 2 is well over twice as much, at an initial price of $499.99nvidia shield 1

While the cover, the stylus, and the controller aren’t bundled with the $199.99 version, those looking to seriously get into tablet gaming would be hard pressed to ignore the Nvidia Shield.

  • Eli Santana

    Intel-based tablet?

    • JLR84

      I don’t know where the author got that from. It’s based on Nvidia’s own Tegra K1 processor.

    • Prestige Worldwide

      Nope, ARM.

  • JLR84

    > here is a micro-USB slot for you to expand the memory

    I think you might have meant MicroSD slot…

  • Desertwhale

    They’re also not including a USB charger in this new deal. This is quite bad because the regular (non-turbo charge) usb’s I’ve used to charge this thing are super slow. Unless I use the quick charger that came with my droid turbo, or the shield charger that came when I bought mine a year ago, it takes several hours to charge.

  • Toan Nguyen

    I don’t know which is greater, the nVidia Shield deal or the amount of technical errors in the article.

Send this to a friend