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Nvidia Shield

Nvidia Shield
alaScore 90

29 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Nvidia Shield. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good views, but opinions are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the size and price.

usability, design, reliability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Nvidia Shield is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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Expert review by: Jimmy Thang (

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

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (



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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

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...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Ben Gilbert (

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.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (

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

Is Android ready for a portable game console?

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Klug (

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (

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....

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Burns (



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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Jerry Hildenbrand (

NVIDIA Shield review


NVIDIA has long been a major player in the PC gaming industry and the Shield shows it — they know games.

We've had a look at what the Shield does well, now the important part for many — should you buy one?

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: David Hinkle (

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 –...

Jul, 2013