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Nvidia Shield Tablet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 reviews of Nvidia Shield Tablet. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the design and battery. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the connectivity and camera. Views about the apps and touch screen are different.

screen, usability, durability, battery, design

camera, connectivity

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nvidia Shield Tablet

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Nvidia Shield Tablet from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

screen, price, usability, portability, design

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NVIDIA SHIELD 8-inch 4G LTE + WiFi Full HD Gaming TabletNVIDIA Shield 8 inch Full HD Gaming Tablet (NVIDIA Tegra K1, 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Mini HDMI, Micro USB 2.0, MicroSD)

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nvidia Shield Tablet

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Nvidia Shield Tablet from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The portability and reliability also get good opinions, but there are some critical views about the price.

durability, reliability, portability, design, screen

price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Jimmy Thang (maximumpc.com)

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

Aug, 2014
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Expert review by: (digitaltrends.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet Review

 

The Nvidia Shield Tablet boasts high-end specs and special gaming capabilities. It's a powerful Android tablet with a few extras.

Powerful processor ; Android 5.0 Lollipop ; Lots of ports for connectivity ; Sharp front-facing camera ; Great for gamers

Chunky and slightly heavy ; Battery doesn’t last long while gaming ; Limited storage options

The Nvidia Shield Tablet boasts high-end specs and incomparable gaming features. It’s a rare thing to find an Android tablet this powerful, especially one that’s just 8 inches big. Nvidia also priced the Shield Tablet at just $300, $100 less than...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Review

 

This week we've had a look at what it means to be rolling with the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with a full Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade. This isn't your everyday average upgrade - it's not like we're using the Nexus 9 that just happens to be branded by...

Additions and upgrades to an already great tablet - what more do you want? They're all free, and NVIDIA GRID will continue to be free until June of 2015, at which point we'll know pricing for different tiers of content. We'll reserve further judgement...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet (32GB, LTE)

 

If you need a tablet with always-on connectivity, the Nvidia Shield Tablet should be at the top of your list whether you use it for gaming or not.

Powerful. Strong gaming features. Sharp 1080p display. LTE connectivity. Affordable

Interface performance needs improvement. Gamepad costs extra

The original Nvidia Shield Portable was an endearing, oddball product that resonated with gamers, but had limited appeal with mainstream audiences. The more conventional Shield Tablet casts a much wider net. Though it's still a gamer's device at heart,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet LTE Review

 

Welcome back to what I consider the world's most versatile tablet. When I reviewed the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet just a few weeks ago in its Wi-Fi edition, it became immediately clear what NVIDIA was aiming for - a tablet that's made for gamers, but rolls...

The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with Wi-Fi and 16GB of internal storage will run you $299 MSRP, while the 32GB LTE version will cost $399. We’d recommend picking up a SHIELD Cover along with whatever model you get - that’ll cost you $39 for a magnetic flap...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

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...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

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.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Sean Buckley (engadget.com)

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 hig

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...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

 

Having cut its teeth on the still-successful NVIDIA SHIELD and their first tablet, the Tegra Note , NVIDIA brings the culmination of years of research and implementation to fruition in the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This device is being released this season...

The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet effectively creates a second (or is it a third?) generation for Android tablets and indeed tablets in general with several key features. The ability to seamlessly connect with your PC wirelessly coupled with a robust, high...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Joshua Ho (anandtech.com)

The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

 

As I discussed in our launch article last week, the Shield tablet is very much the culmination of lessons learned from 2013. While the Tegra Note 7 was a decent tablet, it had to eke out a profit through hardware sales against competition that was...

If I’m honest, it’s hard for me to review tablets. While I academically understand why people like tablets, I’ve never really found a use for them. They’re less comfortable to use in bed than a phone, I usually can’t type on a tablet as quickly as I do...

Jul, 2014