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Nvidia Shield

Nvidia Shield
alaScore 97

23 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability. The size and value for money get negative views. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability

portability, value for money, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nvidia Shield is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 23 reviews)

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Nvidia Shield Review

 

With the Shield, Nvidia aims to deliver a powerful gaming handheld centered around the Android ecosystem and the ability to stream PC games locally onto a mobile device. It's an ambitious endeavor, but is the Nvidia Shield able to achieve those lofty...

Bulky; heavy; many features are still wonky

Bulky; heavy; many features are still wonky

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NVIDIA SHIELD Review

 

NVIDIA SHIELD Review | In addition to running Android games, the NVIDIA SHIELD can also stream PC games by basically turning your PC into a private cloud gaming service like Onlive or Gaikai

I wouldn’t be surprised to hear very heated debates about people should get a SHIELD. It is an “extreme” device which has been designed to offer a “no-compromise” Android Gaming experience, and this is exactly what it delivers. Like any other extreme...

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Nvidia Shield

 

The Nvidia Shield is one of the most impressive, powerful, and versatile handheld gaming systems we've ever tested. And it doubles as a full-blown Android device.

Comfortable gamepad with powerful Gamepad Mapper feature. Excellent build quality. Very fast for an Android device. Lots of connection and storage options. Local PC game streaming works well

Expensive for a gaming handheld. PC game streaming is unreliable outside of home networks and requires specific GeForce hardware

Since mobile gaming has become so prevalent, the idea of game systems, handhelds, and mobile devices as separate product categories has blurred. There are dedicated systems like the Nintendo 3DS and Sony PlayStation Vita, but there are also...

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Nvidia Shield review

 

Last summer, I bought an iPad 3. I convinced myself I'd use it for everything: showing off wedding photos, reading all those neglected articles I save to Pocket, and as a second monitor for my laptop.

Excellent screen ; Killer controls ; Solid battery life ; PC gaming anywhere in the house

Android isn't a great gaming platform ; PC streaming requires expensive hardware ; How do you hold it for anything else

The Shield is fantastic — for a particular person

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NVIDIA Shield review (update: video!)

 

More InfoHands-on with NVIDIA ShieldNVIDIA Shield now $300NVIDIA Shield ships July 31stNVIDIA Shield is a truly strange device. It combines

Fast and powerful ; Gorgeous screen ; Excellent media player ; Impressive battery life

Heavy, not very portable ; Gamepad needs work, thumbsticks too low

The Shield is a pleasant surprise and quite an impressive device. It's not the portable console you're looking for, but it's also so much more than that.

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NVIDIA Shield Review: At the Crossroads of PC and Mobile Gaming

 

NVIDIA is doing something different with Tegra 4, very different. To bring up its silicon, each vendor usually makes a reference design phone and tablet with a selection of approved components, packages a BSP (Board Support Package), and ships that and...

I enjoyed the time I spent with NVIDIA Shield. While it isn't perfect, for NVIDIA's first consumer electronic mobile device, it's an amazingly well put together piece of kit. Build quality is so good I told Anand that I wanted to try running it over...

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Nvidia Shield

 

The Nvidia Shield takes mobile gaming in an exciting new direction with a powerful Tegra 4 processor, a slew of high-quality games and the ability to wirelessly stream PC titles.

Blistering overall and graphical performance; Tight springy controls; Fairly customizable; Loud full audio; Long battery life

Heavy and somewhat bulky design; Not a 1080p display; PC Streaming works with desktops only for now and only over local networks

The Nvidia Shield packs an impressive amount of performance and graphical power into a well designed (but chunky) chassis. The controls are well executed; the interface is easy to navigate; and the game selection is pretty strong at this early stage....

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NVIDIA SHIELD Review

 

Delivered in NVIDIA SHIELD is the first full-fledged mobile device crossover into the desktop gaming universe. SHIELD is an Android-based physical gaming controller with its own clamshell hinge-attached display, powered by NVIDIA's newest mobile...

Deciding to engage with NVIDIA SHIELD will be less like purchasing an everyday smartphone or tablet than it will be like picking up the sole hero device sold by a company that up until now – for several years at least – has been building a software and...

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NVIDIA SHIELD Review - Tegra 4, Android Gaming and PC Game Streaming

 

When SHIELD was previewed to the world at CES in January of this year, there were a hundred questions about the device. What would it cost? Would the build quality stand up to expectations? Would the Android operating system hold up as a dedicated...

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Nvidia Shield review

 

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the Nvidia Shield is a parentless enigma. The Shield is an interesting marriage of analog and touch-based tech, a $300 device with a clamshell design housing a "retinal" display – a 720p multi-touch OLED –...

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