NVIDIA 8" SHIELD 16GB Tablet K1 (Wi-Fi Only, Black)

NVIDIA 8" SHIELD 16GB Tablet K1 (Wi-Fi Only, Black)

NVIDIA 8" SHIELD 16GB Tablet K1 (Wi-Fi Only, Black)

B&H # NVSTK1 MFR # 940-81761-2500-500

Product Highlights

  • 2.2 GHz Cortex A15 Quad-Core CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8" Multi-Touch Full HD Display
  • 1920 x 1200 Screen Resolution
  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU
  • 16GB Storage Capacity
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE
  • Mini-HDMI, Micro-USB 2.0, MicroSDXC
  • NVIDIA SHIELD Hub, Twitch, Squid
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (32-bit)
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NVIDIA K1 overview

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Delivering a balance of power, portability, and performance, the NVIDIA 8" SHIELD 16GB Tablet K1 features an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset that taps into the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture that drives most gaming PCs. With a custom-engineered thermal system, the SHIELD Tablet K1 harnesses the full power of the Tegra K1's performance. With 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 + LE (Smart Ready), you'll be able to connect wirelessly to the Internet as well as to peripherals and accessories.

Connect your SHIELD Tablet K1 to GeForce Now and stream a library of popular PC games at up to 1080p at 60 fps. Members can instantly stream more than 50 popular PC games and purchase new releases from the online store (subscription is required and sold separately). You can also seamlessly record your gaming moments or stream your game action to Twitch with NVIDIA ShadowPlay.

The SHIELD Tablet K1 has an 8" multi-touch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 1920 x 1200 native resolution. You can take advantage of the screen by starting up the NVIDIA SHIELD Hub, which gives you one-touch access to over 200 SHIELD-optimized game titles. You'll also have full access to all of your favorite apps from Google Play.

Aspiring artists designing the next game or fan art can use a GPU-accelerated NVIDIA DirectStylus 2 (sold separately) to capture the attitude of every stroke. Take notes with the integrated apps and handwriting recognition or get creative with the NVIDIA Dabbler app's hyper-realistic watercolor and 3D Paint oil painting.

Please note that the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 does not come with an AC adapter or a micro-USB cable. You will need to provide your own.

Please note that the tablet may come with Android 5.0 Lollipop. You will be able to update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow via an over-the-air (OTA) update.

Extreme Performance
  • Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor, featuring a 192-core NVIDIA Kepler GPU and a 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU.
  • High-res graphics by accessing GeForce NOW gaming supercomputers in the cloud.
  • The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 is 4K UHD ready.
More Ways to Game
  • Download a variety of Android games, from family games and indie hits to the most advanced Android titles with rich gameplay and intense multiplayer action.
  • GeForce NOW connects you to NVIDIA's gaming supercomputers, allowying you to purchase and stream popular PC games right to your tablet.
Built for Gamers
  • The Full HD 8" touchscreen and front-facing stereo speakers for a high-fidelity audiovisual experience.
  • The microSDXC slot provides expandable storage up to 128GB.
  • There is a 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis compass.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 6.0 Marshmallow overhauls permissions, allowing you to have finer control over what your applications have access to. It also marks the debut of Now on Tap, a context-sensitive update to Google Now that checks your current screen for keywords and then searches for them automatically. Other performance and security enhancements are included as well.
UPC: 812674020181
In the Box
NVIDIA 8" SHIELD 16GB Tablet K1 (Wi-Fi Only, Black)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    NVIDIA K1 specs

    Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow (32-bit)
    Memory 2 GB
    Chipset NVIDIA Tegra K1
    CPU 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 Quad-Core 
    GPU NVIDIA Tegra K1
    Storage 16 GB
    Touchscreen Technology Capacitive
    Size 8"
    Aspect Ratio 16:10
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1200
    Pixel Density 283 ppi
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1x USB 2.0 - Micro
    1x HDMI - Mini
    Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
    Integrated Microphone
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
    Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11n
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 + LE 
    GPS Built-In
    Battery Built-In Lithium-Ion (19.8 Wh)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.0 x 8.8 x 0.4" / 12.7 x 22.4 x 1.0 cm
    Weight 12.6 oz / .4 kg
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    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 5.75 x 1.0"

    NVIDIA K1 reviews

    8" SHIELD 16GB Tablet K1 (Wi-Fi Only, Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 113.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Non Gamer So I was looking for a new tablet, as I had a bad root on my Asus Transformer. Wanted something less than #200.00 but with some upgrades from the Asus. The SHIELD fits the bill. Though I took a major hit in screen size the resolution is out of this world. Not much of a gamer but like to view Netflix, Hulu, and Channel apps and the picture is clean, crisp, and on point. The only draw back I have is the battery life which I knew going into the purchase. Hopefully there with be an update that will add additional optimization to its life. The audio is clean. The bass ports allow for crisp highs and a nice balance of lows.
    Date published: 2016-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tablet This is, by far, the best tablet I have owned (previous tablets were the Nexus 7 and the Samsung Note 4). The Shield is much more responsive than the others. Most important, it is easy to transfer files from a camera SD card to the Shield, and from the Shield to a USB stick. It is also easy to view the pictures (RAW) on the camera SD card. These functions were difficult with the Nexus and impossible with the Samsung. The price is right. The battery life is good. I do recommend the Nvidia cover, even though it is somewhat pricey.
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and affordable tablet Coming from all apple products, I was a bit hesitant to use a android device. Originally this was to be used with my Autel X-Star premium, but now I'm finding myself using it more and more. Very easy to navigate and only took me a few minutes to learn where everything is. Also love that you can add micro SD cards. Ended up using a 64gb sandisk. Did notice that if you slightly brush the screen it will open apps sometimes. It may be me just messing with it so much. Screen glare isn't too bad. Battery life is good. Watched a 1 1/2 movie starting at 100% and ended at 60%. Overall I'm impressed with my first android experience, this may end up replacing my iPad soon!
    Date published: 2016-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Android Tablet - Great bang for the buck I replaced a Samsung Note 8 with a cracked screen. The screen resolution / display is excellent. The speakers are very good, better than most tablets. The upgrade to Android 6.01 was pretty painless. I did use the sd card as part of the main memory, I know that dedicates it to the machine, not sure that was the correct choice but that's an Android 6 thing. The processor seems pretty smooth. The battery life is ok, a bit better than my Note. There are slimmer, lighter tablets but for the price it's hart to beat.
    Date published: 2016-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Audio & Video 1 week in This is the fastest, best sounding, highest resolution video tablet i own. I wanted something that I could use for music accompanyment & would load Avakin Life quickly & play smoothly. The Antutu benchmark showed a score of 54,000 with a 57.8 frames per second rate. The music play back is loud but clear and with good stereo effects. Battery life is around 9 hours. There were a few bumps getting used to the Marshmallow Android O/S but nothing major. also got a 128gb micro sd card from B&H & set it up as internal memory. All in all an awesome tablet.
    Date published: 2016-05-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 1080p, great for reading, videos, and gaming I was on the hunt for an android tablet that would work well for reading comics in the sub-$$category and was having a hell of a time finding anything with more than a 720p display until I saw a post about the K1 on some android forums. While it has almost identical specs to the original Shield Tablet, nVidia has stated and demonstrated that the K1 is where their focus will stay for the time being, at least.Initially, the battery was a bit of a concern, as nVidia had recently performed a recall due to faulty batteries, and mine did have a tendency to drain quickly, charge slowly, and run a little on the warm side. However after installing the OTA Android 6.0 update, the battery is charging at a normal rate and draining much slower. That said, I would still recommend carrying a battery pack if you plan on using the device for more than a couple of hours between charges.The available storage is a bit of a pain, but that's taken care of with a microSD card. However when looking at prices, one should remember to include that as part of the package cost.As far as performance goes, I haven't had many complaints. The 2GB of RAM is sufficient for most games, although I did encounter some stuttering in Need For Speed - No Limits when I had a lot of background apps running. Killing the majority of processes did the trick, however.Sound is fantastic. Even gripping the tablet on both sides, sound was still clear and loud. The K1 has either a second set of speakers, or just grills on the side so that if the speakers are covered, there's still a clear path for the sound to go to.Reading comics is a pleasure as well, using the Marvel Unlimited app.Lastly, while the tablet is a decent size and has some nice rubber grips on the horizontal sides and a nice grippy back, the tablet itself is a little on the weighty side. Fortunately, the whole tablet is balanced very well, whether horizontally or vertically. You can tell that nVidia put some serious thought in to this. That said, moving the weight to one side might make for a better reading experience. However as it is is fine by me as I prefer to sit down to read, but it could be an issue for someone looking for a tablet that they plan to use while standing or walking.Lastly, I've used it to log on to a couple of servers for work and have found that the 8 1080p display works beautifully for me, keeping on screen elements readable, while allowing me to work without taking my laptop out of my bag.
    Date published: 2015-12-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes I love the tablet it is snappy, the screen is superb, battery life is awesome (6-8 hours of continuous video playback), and the front facing speakers are great for this kind of device. But having said that I have a few little niggles about it like the sd card slot that is so far into the device unless you have very long fingernails you won't be able to insert the sd card (I had to use a guitar pick). And the buttons are a little to depressed and a little hard to press. Other than that I love this tablet
    Date published: 2016-07-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Tablet. A couple issues Great little tablet overall. Performance is great. Shipped with marshmallow. Display is crisp. HDMI out is a great feature that few tablets have (MHDL not great for latency). Some cons: Only one user can use console mode AT ALL. Not just the same time, but only the device owner can change enter console mode EVER. Not great for family\household use. Removal of the stylus slot. Seems silly to completely remove it vs just not including it and putting in a stub. Now I'm unlikely to get the stylus at all. Would have be nice to have an additional usb port for OTG connections\accessories while charging.
    Date published: 2017-01-01
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