NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet 32GB 4G LTE Now Available To Pre-Order For $399, Ships September 30

There's a new SHIELD tablet coming to town, and this one wields 32GB of built-in storage and 4G LTE connectivity certified on AT&T's high-speed network. That's twice as much storage as the Wi-Fi version, and when you activate NVIDIA's SHIELD tablet on a qualifying LTE plan through AT&T, you'll receive a $100 bill credit that offsets the price difference.

The SHIELD 32GB 4G LTE models runs $399 MSRP, versus $299 MSRP for the 16GB Wi-Fi model. The obvious advantage of having a 4G LTE radio is the ability to connect online where open Wi-Fi signals aren't available, thus allowing you to stream movies and play multi-player games on the go. NVIDIA says the tablet is fully unlocked and has the capability to support over 70 carriers around the world.


As a refresher, the SHIELD tablet is powered by NVIDIA's spunky Tegra K1 System-on-Chip (SoC) that consists of a 192-core Kepler GPU and 2.2GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8-inch display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1200) resolution, front-facing stereo speakers with built-in microphone, dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G LTE (optional), 5MP front- and rear-facing cameras, mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0 port, microSD card slot, 3.5mm headphone/microphone port, and Android KitKat.

The SHIELD 32GB 4G LTE is available to pre-order right now in the U.S. and Europe; it will ship out to customers on September 30, 2014.


NVIDIA also announced that more games are coming to the SHIELD tablet soon. They include Beach Buggy Blitz (free kart-racing game with over 30 million players worldwide), BombSquad (multi-player game in which up to 8 players can blow each other up in mini-games), and Broadsword: Age of Chivalry (3D turn-based strategy game with both single and multi-player modes).