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Nvidia Shield Tablet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Nvidia Shield Tablet. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The design and battery also get good feedback, whereas views about the features and size are mixed. Some have doubts about the apps and touch screen.

battery, design, durability, portability

connectivity, touch screen, apps

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

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Nvidia Shield Tablet Review

 

Despite its problems, we actually liked Nvidia's original Shield Android gaming handheld. Our biggest issue with it was that it was bulky and heavy. With rumors swirling around about a Shield 2, we were hoping to see a slimmer, lighter design. So...

Essential peripherals sold separately; Android games suck; Gamestream doesn't work with all controller-enabled games

Essential peripherals sold separately; Android games suck; Gamestream doesn't work with all controller-enabled games

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Nvidia Shield Tablet

 

Nvidia's gaming-oriented Shield Tablet is one of the first mobile devices to use the Tegra K1 CPU, and in sheer power it blows other tablets out of the water.

Powerful. Plenty of features. Attractive design

Interface performance needs improvement. Gamepad costs extra

Nvidia tackled the mobile and gaming markets from a strange direction two years ago when it released the Nvidia Shield (now called the Shield Portable), an Android-based handheld device that combines the power and ecosystem of a tablet with the...

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Nvidia Shield Tablet ( 16GB, Wi-Fi)

 

The original 2013 Nvidia Shield was a weird, hybrid handheld game system: a game controller with a 5-inch screen bonded to it. It played Android games using its Tegra 4 processor, or it could stream PC games from Nvidia graphics-equipped PCs, either...

The Nvidia Shield Tablet packs a lot of graphics punch with a new Tegra K1 processor. It has expandable micro SD card storage; runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and offers full access to Google Play app store. Its add-on wireless game controller enables...

Its plastic chassis feels a little cheap; there aren't many Android games that support the K1 graphics potential; the game controller required to play most games is sold separately.

Even if you don't take advantage of its gaming prowess, the Nvidia Shield Tablet is one of the most versatile -- and affordable -- high-performance 8-inch Android slates you can buy.

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NVIDIA Shield tablet review: a solid slate with a gaming addiction

 

NVIDIA's Shield gaming handheld was a peculiar, singular device: an expensive Android portable aimed squarely at consumers that had already purchased

Feels good in hand ; Lower latency than Bluetooth controllers ; Clickable mousepad makes menus easy to browse

Mousepad is not very sensitive ; Built-in microphone is oversensitive ; Only works with NVIDIA's hardware ; Must be purchased separately

The Shield Wireless Controller is a solid gamepad in its own right, outfitted with plenty of useful bells and whistles for interacting with your NVIDIA devices. But the high price tag leaves a sting since you can't use it with anything but those NVIDIA...

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Nvidia Shield Tablet

 

The Nvidia Shield Tablet provides a kick-ass combination of features, including a very-fast K1 processor, game streaming and a versatile stylus.

Sleek clean design; Beautiful display with vivid color; Excellent graphics and overall performance; Can stream Android and PC games; Controller offers tight accurate controls with low latency for Android and PC; Long battery life

Tablet and controller both bulky; Expensive with accessories

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet review

 

We take an in-depth look at one of the best tablet experiences available today. Here's our NVIDIA Shield Tablet review!

Tegra K1 ; front facing speakers ; Great gaming implementation with NVIDIA Hub ; Game Streaming, either with NVIDIA Grid or GameStream (if you can do it) ; Industrial design ; Official accessories complete the experience ; A great Android tablet...

Battery life is below average ; Screen isn't stellar ; Stock-like Android doesn't come with too many non-gaming extras

For $299, you get the 16GB version of the Shield Tablet, and for $399 you get a 32GB edition that comes with LTE connectivity. One of the biggest competitors of the Shield Tablet is the Nexus 7 (2013), because of its fantastic price point, though its...

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet review

 

If you're willing to go all-in with some extra accessory purchases, you can have one of the most flexible and capable Android tablets out there today NVIDIA has won over many consumers' hearts and minds in the desktop computer space with its...

NVIDIA has won over many consumers' hearts and minds in the desktop computer space with its high-performance graphics cards, and is looking (once again) to parlay that success into the consumer electronic space with the Shield Tablet. Drawing on...

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Nvidia Shield Tablet review

 

It's not for everyone, but this tablet stands a fighting chance to win over gamers.

Decently priced ; Great specs ; Possible alternative to Steam Machines

Not as portable as the first ; Contoller is beefy

Recommended by TR

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Nvidia Shield Tablet

 

A tablet designed by gamers for gamers

Excellent screen ; Tegra-optimised games look amazing ; Great build quality ; Powerful processor

Need to buy controller to get the full experience ; Screen could be brighter

Unlike rival tablets, the Shield Tablet isn't equipped with Dolby technology or any other audio enhancements that Nvidia has mentioned anyway. However, it does have a dual bass reflex port to help reduce distortion at high levels.

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Nvidia Shield Tablet review

 

We put Nvidia's miniature mighty slate through its paces to see if it really is the best gaming tablet ever made

Solid build Incredibly powerful Frees up your games library Console-quality controller

Whole package is expensive if you’re not a PC gamer More Android games need to take advantage of all that power Contrast could be better

The Shield's sheer power and gaming smarts are incredible, but it's only worth a look if you've got a gaming PC to take advantage of it

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