The Nvidia Shield Tablet is back again after the company recalled every single unit in the summer due to a potential fire hazard. It now seems the problem has been fixed, and the so-called "ultimate tablet for gamers" is back on the market.
The 8-inch Android-based tablet is now going for $199, which is $100 less than its original price tag before the recall. Furthermore, Nvidia has already sent out replacements to affected customers as it hopes a repeat of the battery issues never raises its ugly head again.
Under the hood, the Nvidia Shield Tablet is still the same device released a few months ago. The 8-inch display still has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 and carries the K1 processor as part of the package.
The device also comes with microSD card support along with dual stereo speakers at the front.
Nvidia also made sure to announce that the Shield tablet, now powered by Android Lollipop, will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, the company did not state when this update will hit the device.
At the moment, Nvidia has only released the Wi-Fi model. Folks who were hoping to get their hands on the 32 GB LTE model will have to wait a little longer.
In an interesting marketing move, Nvidia said that it relaunched the Shield Tablet due to popular demand.
"Fans have asked for it, so we're bringing back the ultimate tablet for gamers — at a great new price of $199. And, it's just in time for the holidays," posted Nvidia on its official blog.
Apart from announcing the return of the Shield Tablet, Nvidia also talked about new games coming to the device.
Real Boxing 2 and Need for Speed: No Limits are the newest additions that will sit alongside the likes of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Octodad: Dadliest Catch and Vainglory.
For those who want to play more advanced games, Nvidia has a cloud stream service called GeForce NOW. This service allows gamers to stream up to 60 PC games to the Shield Tablet.