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Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1483 reviews of Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the storage. The touch screen and camera get less positive opinions.

performance, usability, price, screen, reliability

battery, portability, camera, touch screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The durability and battery also get good comments, but there are some negative comments about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

performance, battery, durability, screen, price

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NVIDIA SHIELD K1 - 8-Inch Full HD Tablet (Black) - (192 Core Tegra K1 Processor, Micro SD Card up to Additional 128 GB, 4K Ultra HD Ready)NVIDIA SHIELD K1 - 8-Inch Full HD Tablet (Black) - (192 Core Tegra K1 Processor, Micro SD Card up to Additional 128 GB, 4K Ultra HD Ready)

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 user reviews of Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 (Newest Version)NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 (Newest Version)

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet Review

 

The Nvidia Shield Tablet's simple design and high-end specs make it a true competitor in the crowded Android tablet market.

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 (engadget.com)

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

 

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...

Fast, powerful and built for gamers ; NVIDIA GameStream still impresses ; A solid tablet in its own right

Controller not included ; Mediocre camera ; Mushy power button ; Limited (but expandable) storage space

When Engadget reviewed NVIDIA's original Shield handheld, we called it a "truly strange device," albeit a fun, powerful and completely worthwhile one. The Shield tablet is everything that device was, but less odd. As a tablet, it's far more versatile...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Sam Byford (theverge.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet review: the new Nexus 7

 

It occurred to me while using the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 that I couldn't think of an Android tablet I'd rather buy. That's not the conclusion I'd expected to reach. The Shield Tablet K1 is an...

The right size ; Strong ecosystem additions ; Good price

Mediocre battery life ; Unspectacular screen ; Android tablets still aren't ideal

Mar, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ben Radding (pcmag.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1

 

If you want to take your games to a tablet, the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 delivers a top-notch gaming experience and a robust feature set for a very reasonable price.

Relatively affordable. Powerful gaming performance. GeForce Now cloud gaming brings PC titles to the tablet. Solid cameras. Long battery life.

Limited onboard storage.

Conclusions The Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 is a great midrange slate, and not just for gaming. It delivers powerful performance, a light and unassuming body, and very good battery liffe. Add to that the fact that it can play more games than any other...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Stein Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

The best 8-inch Android tablet? Nvidia Shield Tablet, reviewed

 

A powerful new Nvidia processor and lots of features make Nvidia's tablet an impressive machine: and did we mention it can play games and connect to your TV, too?

The Nvidia Shield Tablet packs a lot of graphics punch with a new Tegra K1 processor. It has expandable microSD card storage; runs Android 5.0 Lollipop 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.

Jan, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eugene Kim, Will Greenwald (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.

Competition and Conclusions With Qualcomm dominating the smartphone chipset market in the U.S., Nvidia is doubling down on its core competency: gaming. Even so, with a $399 price tag and LTE connectivity, the Shield Tablet has exceptional appeal for...

Oct, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald, Eugene Kim (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.

For sheer processing power, the Nvidia Shield Tablet blows other tablets out of the water, and it's loaded with useful features and connectivity options. It's genuinely impressive Nvidia could fit so much power and flexibility into an 8-inch tablet....

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet review

 

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 microSD card storage; runs Android 5.0 Lollipop 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 (cnet.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet 16GB, Wi-Fi

 

The new incarnation of the Shield amps up its gaming capabilities but houses them in a more traditional tablet housing (last year's Shield is still around, too; it's not going anywhere). The $299 Nvidia Shield Tablet, which runs £240 in the UK...

The Nvidia Shield Tablet packs a lot of graphics punch with a new Tegra K1 processor. It has expandable microSD card storage; runs Android 5.0 Lollipop 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 : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet

 

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...

Tablet and controller both bulky; Expensive with accessories ; The Nvidia Shield Tablet provides a kick-ass combination of features, including a very-fast K1 processor, game streaming and a versatile stylus.

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

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:19.7 / 19.75
Battery capacity (Watt hours):19.7 / 19.75
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Device type:Mini tablet
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Memory

Internal memory:2

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n / IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Full HD: Yes
Total Storage Capacity:16
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Position location:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No

Processor

Processor:A15 / Tegra K1
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor cores:4+1
Processor family:Arm / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor model:A15 / Tegra K1

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Bundled software:- Google Play\n- NVIDIA SHIELD Hub\n- Trine 2: Complete Story\n- Multi language Handwriting Recognition\n- NVIDIA Dabbler™\n- JusWrite\n- Evernote\n- Adobe Reader\n- Camera Awesome
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 5.0 / 6.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.315 / 0.362
Height:4.96 / 8.7 / 8.82
Weight:12.6 / 13.7 / 13.8
Width:4.96 / 5 / 8.7