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Nvidia Shield A15 2.2GHz 32GB 8" 4G 3G Tablet

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A15 2.2GHz Android 32GB Sep 2014
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Delivering a balance of power, portability, and performance, the 32GB SHIELD 8" Tablet from NVIDIA features an NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor that taps into the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture... More
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Nvidia Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Tablets produced by Nvidia are some of the better tablets according to average reviews from users and experts.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other tablets of this type and age that we have assessed the processor clock speed of, the Nvidia Shield's processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Shield is 1GHz, the fastest is 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.4GHz.

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4G Compatible

The Nvidia Shield is 4G compatible. Most of the other tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago are not 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

Unlike most of the other tablets of this type and age which are not 3G compatible, the Nvidia Shield is 3G compatible.

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Capacitive Touch Screen Technology

This tablet features a Capacitive touch screen technology, which is typical of many tablet computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of tablets of a comparable age and type to the Shield is 1.5MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 5MP. When compared to other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Shield that we have checked the front camera resolution of, the Nvidia Shield's front camera resolution of 5 megapixels is one of the highest.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablet computers of a similar age and type to it.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Nvidia Shield is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The display resolution of all tablet computers that came out more than two years ago ranges from 480 x 272 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Very Thin

With a thickness of only 8 millimeters, the Nvidia Shield has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst tablet computers of this age. The average thickness of tablets of this age and spec is 88mm.

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Very Narrow

At only 127 millimeters, the Nvidia Shield is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Shield. The widths of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Shield range from 100mm to 380mm, and the average width is 210mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nvidia Shield

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Nvidia released the Shield.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Nvidia Shield has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the Shield.

There are a number of other 32GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer Iconia Tab W500.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Nvidia Shield has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this tablet to all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers and we think the Google Nexus 10 ($378.12) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 8 inches, the Nvidia Shield has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Shield.

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Expert Reviews

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14 January 2016

When a newly acquired gadget goes wrong, the first thing any inquisitive user will do is scour the Web for disgruntled fellow-sufferers. And of course will always find them. The next step might be... Read more…

Huge performance potential
Excellent build quality
Now includes remote
GeForce Now is future of consoles Nearsilent in operation
Ample connectivity options
Expensive for a streamer, Android TV missing bigname apps
Nvidia Shield Android TV Review
Limited selection of software and apps
GeForce Now subscription lacks new titles
Remote costs extra
26 December 2015

NVIDIA is known for graphics, but that's not all they've been doing. Over the last few years they've made significant inroads into gaming through the hardware side of things. The NVIDIA SHIELD is... Read more…

23 December 2015

The Nvidia Shield TV is the best-specified media player to date. For a £149 outlay you receive hardware that really is in another league to any other box I can think of. The Tegra X1 processor is...

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14 December 2015

Nvidia's SHIELD TV, based on Android TV, is one of the latest devices to make your TV smarter and is a gaming cord cutter's dream I've been on the verge of complete cord cutting for a while, often... Read more…

7 December 2015

As an Android TV device, there isn't anything better than the Shield TV. While that's a bit of a backhanded compliment, due to Android TV's own limitations, Nvidia's saving grace is its focus on...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Hugo Gracia
Hugo Gracia would recommend the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 (Verified Purchase)

This is basically the same tablet as last year's Nvidia shield tablet minus the stylus and the wall charger. I can do without those things and save[$]any time. Highlights: Smooth performance with... Read more…

Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Claire De Lunacy
Claire De Lunacy would recommend the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 (Verified Purchase)

I was in the market for a tablet to replace my everyday tablet?a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1?and had been considering a variety of options, including the previous iteration of the Nvidia Shield... Read more…

Fast
Gorgeous Display
Great For Gamers
Minimal Bloatware
Powerful
No Accessories Included
So-so battery life
Difficult To Use
No manual
Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Don
Don would recommend the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 (Verified Purchase)

This is, by far, the best tablet I have owned (previous tablets were the Nexus 7 and the Samsung Note 4). The Shield is much more responsive than the others. Most important, it is easy to transfer... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2015 by James
James would recommend the NVIDIA Shield Android TV 4K

I recently got this nVidia Shield console to replace the other media players I've collected. I'm pleased to say it plays SlingTV, Netflix, MKV, MP4, Hi10P videos, and there's a workaround to get... Read more…

2160 60hz
Ease of Use
HDR
Intuitive
Lots of apps
Some apps not supported
(Verified Purchase)

I do love my tablet so much but what i noticed that at times when it drops on floor the case of the back body comes out of place... i thought i am sure it happens only once but it happens... Read more…

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