Today Nvidia confirmed the long rumored news that the company was working on a gaming tablet! The company announced today a new addition to the Shield family, the all-new Shield Tablet. A lot was revealed about the gaming tablet but check out these four essential things you must know about the Shield Tablet below: 

1. Specs - The hardware side of things the new Nvidia Shield Tablet features a kick ass processor, full HD display, pretty decent cameras (front-facing and rear camera) and a pretty good battery! The device also supports expandable memory of up to 128GB microSD card. Check out the specs below: 

- NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC

- 8-inch "Full HD" screen (1920 x 1200, IPS LCD display)

- Front-facing stereo speakers (think: HTC One)

- 5MP front-and-rear facing cameras

- Directstylus 2

- 16/32GB of internal storage, expandable to 128GB via microSD

- WiFI a/b/g/n, Optional LTE

- 19.75 Watt hour Lithium Ion battery

On the software side the tablet features Google Play, Nvidia Shield App, "Trine 2: Complete Story," Nvidia Dabbler, JusWrite, Evernote and much more! For cellular networks the Shield Tablet is unlocked and compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile. 

2. Features - Although the gaming aspect is the biggest news here this thing is still a tablet so here are a few other things it can do. First up the device is installed with the latest Android OS, KitKat, so you'll be able to find all your favorite apps and games from the Google Play Store. The Shield Tablet also features Nvidia Shadowplay which allows gamers to record their great gaming moments or streams their game action to Twitch as you play. 

With a new feature called GRID gamers can stream PC games from the cloud to your Shield Tablet to play anywhere you have Internet access. The Device is 4K Ultra-HD media ready, has high-fidelity speakers, expanded connectivity and is 4G LTE ready for gaming wherever you are! 

3. PC and Android gaming capable - The new tablet supports Tegra K1, which is the first-ever console-class mobile processor, giving users full support for PC-class gaming technologies like DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, and tessellation. Plus, it's the first mobile processor to run Unreal Engine 4. With the processor, Nvidia's GameStream feature and the latest Android OS users will have access to their PC games as well as some of their favorite mobile games like "Candy Crush." 

4. Availability and Price - The device goes on sale July 29 in US and Canada, Aug. 14 for Europe and other regions at some time in the fall. The 16GB no LTE version starts out at $299, while the 32GB with LTE will start at $100 more at $599. The wireless gamepad is another $59 and the cover is another $39.