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Nvidia SHIELD Tegra K1 2.2GHz 16GB 8" Tablet

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Tegra K1 2.2GHz Android 16GB Aug 2015
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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on one hundred and eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this Tegra K1 processor tablet computer has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100. That puts this tablet computer in the top 1% of all the tablets of a comparable age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 205 owner reviews this tablet computer has an average owner rating of 86%. This tablet in the top 1% of all the tablet computers of this age and type when ranked by user rating.

Good Sound Quality

Some Nvidia SHIELD reviewers who reviewed the Nvidia SHIELD said that it had good sound quality. In November last year Chong Ly wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Great for gaming & media especially when coupled together with the controller, good sound system, 5 m.p front camera” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. David he mentioned in his review of the Nvidia SHIELD “The speakers are great the stylus input doesn't lag”. Deva wrote “Sound from the front facing speakers is good, for my use anyway”.

Good Picture Quality

Several people who purchased this tablet reckoned that it had good picture quality. Dilly K said in November last year “This is a high performance, powerful tablet with amazing graphics and I think that even by spending more money you'd have a job to match it” . Kelwin Pillay mentioned “Awesome graphics” and gave it a very good review. Mr. Martin E. Darlington said in his review of the Nvidia SHIELD “A brilliant little little tablet with a stomping graphics chip! Very pleased with this up to now very fast”.

A number of Nvidia SHIELD reviewers concluded that this tablet had a flickering image. David Horncastle he wrote on Amazon “Flickering screen, freezes, instant battery drain, crashes, over heating”. Mrs G J Wyke said “The screen quickly developed a flicker and the Nvidia customer service was unhelpful at best”.

One Nvidia SHIELD owner who purchased the Nvidia SHIELD reckoned that it was good for watching movies. Ross wrote “The 1920x1200 IPS pixel display is great for playing HD games and excellent for watching movies on Netflix due to the 16” in his review of the Nvidia SHIELD and rated it as excellent.

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Good Connectivity

Several Nvidia SHIELD owners reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Aaron Ellis rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote in November last year “And anywhere with a 4g connection or WiFi is just awesome!”. Logan scored this tablet 4 stars and he said on Amazon in the same month “Sadly so is the wireless controller4 stars” in his Nvidia SHIELD review. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag also in November last year “The bundled Shield Wireless Controller is a perfectly functional gamepad.”.

A few customers who bought the product considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Last year Product Reviewer mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Requires fast internet connection”. In November last year Steve G wrote in his review of this tablet “Believe me it isNo complaints so far - I haven't got the fastest of internet broadband connections”. Testedtechnology.co.uk wrote in their review of this tablet in November “NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming (if you have a strong Internet connection” .

A number of Nvidia SHIELD reviewers said in their reviews that this tablet was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Macworld.com.au mentioned “While a simple HDMI output is all you really need to enjoy streaming video” in their review of the Nvidia SHIELD.

One Nvidia SHIELD reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had network functionality. In November last year Mark scored this tablet 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Shield hub is great and you also get to play pc games via the hub stream network for free” in his Nvidia SHIELD review.

One Nvidia SHIELD reviewer thought the Nvidia SHIELD was good in terms of connectivity. This year Testedtechnology.co.uk wrote “Great connectivity” in their Nvidia SHIELD review.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers agreed that the Nvidia SHIELD was good quality. Two years ago Edward Ramsey wrote on Amazon “I've been looking for a tablet that is high performance and a good picture quality, I came across Nvidia Shield”. Edward Ramsey also wrote “Coving half of the speakers are not real problem to keep producing high top quality sound”. Joel Rodrigues said “Excellent quality for the price” in his review of this tablet.

Easy to Use

Fifteen people wrote in their reviews that this tablet was easy to use. In November last year Dharminder Singh said on Amazon “1) its pretty much stock android so is minimalist and easy to use (especially as I have a nexus 5” in their Nvidia SHIELD review. James Parsons mentioned in his review also in November last year “Great to use for the first 20 days” . M. Elms said “Great build and feels great to use” in their review of the Nvidia SHIELD.

Seven Nvidia SHIELD reviewers who bought this tablet concluded that it had a good experience. Deva mentioned in their review of this tablet last year “I chose this one as I like the pure android experience and this is as close”. Two years ago Eusebius scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “It works amazingly well for a more useful and perhaps realistic experience” in their review of this tablet. Omissis mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Basically prevents you to enjoy a fully tablet-like experience (which would be great on adventure games such as The Walking Dead or Monkey Island” in their Nvidia SHIELD review.

A number of customers thought it was easy to handle. Chris mentioned “Works and handles like a dream”. Mr L Mcmahon rated the Nvidia SHIELD 5 stars and he said “Great tablet for gaming, handles games really well for the money you pay” in his review of this tablet. Ross wrote on Amazon “The tablet is really responsive and is excellent in handling multiple applications at once due to the Nvidia tegra K1's processing power”.

Some Nvidia SHIELD owners who bought this tablet concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Rui Pinto rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet “It is made with good materials, direct Stylus is very precise and comfortable to use”. Cnet.com.au said “The Nvidia Shield has a highquality build with comfortable responsive buttons” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. In November last year expert review site Techreport.com wrote in their Nvidia SHIELD review “The living room has a comfy couch”.

A few customers considered that the Nvidia SHIELD was easy to assemble. Two years ago expert website Hothardware.com mentioned in their review of the Nvidia SHIELD “ComOne of NVIDIA's stated goals with the SHIELD tablet was to build the best tablet for mobile gamers.”. Hothardware.com also said “To do so, they first had to build a good general-purpose tablet”.

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Good Battery Life

Several Nvidia SHIELD reviewers who bought this tablet reckoned that it had a good battery life. Anubhav Bhardwaj wrote on Amazon “If this tablet had slightly better display and battery and 3gb ram this would be perfect at least for me”. Ben Weaver mentioned “Great tablet, good battery life” in his review of this tablet. Dan79 gave this tablet a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Great tablet only down side is battery life is not great” in their Nvidia SHIELD review.

Nice Design

Some Nvidia SHIELD owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. Edward Ramsey gave this tablet a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “Wifi only version/16gb)This one has done it for me in speed, clear sound, performance, style and quality in the picture”. Logan wrote “Beautiful device.” in his Nvidia SHIELD review. Spong gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “However WiFi connectivity is pretty flakey, dropping out”.

Eleven Nvidia SHIELD reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was smooth. Darren J S Skinner mentioned on Amazon “Fast n smooth n lovely” in his review of the Nvidia SHIELD. David said in his review of the Nvidia SHIELD “Everything runs very smooth”. Two years ago N. D. Marshall mentioned on Amazon “Really smooth and stable” and rated it as very good.

A number of people said in their reviews that it was a good design. Spong said in November last year “The design was nearly spot on” in their Nvidia SHIELD review. Stann rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Nvidia SHIELD review also in November last year “+ Powerful.+ Plenty of features.+ Attractive design”. Pcmag.com said last year “A sleek design and touch-sensitive volume controls can't distract from this optional Nvidia Shield controller's price tag” in their review of this tablet.

One Nvidia SHIELD reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was neat. One Nvidia SHIELD reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Expert website Anandtech.com said in their review “The device itself is quite ergonomic”.

One Nvidia SHIELD reviewer who purchased it wrote that it had a good case. Expert review site Avforums.com wrote in their review of this tablet “Features in to its distinctive casing”.

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Robust

A few Nvidia SHIELD reviewers who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was well made. Craig Nash wrote on Amazon “I love it great build quality great screen I've just updated it to android lollipop which is great I had a nexus 9”. David scored it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “It feels really well made”. Two years ago Eusebius said on Amazon “It feels solid”.

A few customers concluded that it was strong and durable. Chris gave the Nvidia SHIELD an excellent rating and he wrote on Amazon “The tablet itself feels very sturdy and is a nice weight”. David Horncastle mentioned “Speedy, hardware pretty rugged.” in his review of the Nvidia SHIELD. Mohammad Nawaz rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his Nvidia SHIELD review “Very good power and toughness”.

Some Nvidia SHIELD reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. Last year David Horncastle said “Going back to my trusty nexus 7, which performs flawlessly” but despite that he gave this tablet a score of 40 out of 100. Mr D Storey wrote “Refund) was my kids Hudl's work seamlessly, are much more reliable and are 60% cheaperIf they sort out the software glitches I could be persuaded to buy another”.

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Good for Games

Several people who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was good playing games on. Allison M. said on Amazon “The ultimate gaming tablet” in her review of this tablet. Andyblue said “An exceptional gaming tablet also for general use” and rated it 5 stars. Chong Ly wrote on Amazon “Great gaming tablet, much better if bundled together with the controller”.

Good Size

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was thin. Dharminder Singh mentioned on Amazon “At a time when things are getting lighter and thinner this is a bit of a step back.2) I experienced some SW”. Dharminder Singh also mentioned “If it was thinner (actually just lighter) then it would be the best android tablet”. Last year Product Reviewer mentioned on Amazon “Display has thin black lines running horizontal only visible under direct sun light”.

Some people said in their reviews that the product was a good weight. Chris said in his review on Amazon “Is a nice weight and size” and gave it a very good review score. Eusebius said in their review of the Nvidia SHIELD “The size and weight are good, not brilliant”.

A few Nvidia SHIELD reviewers considered that the Nvidia SHIELD was heavy. Expert review site Lanoc.org mentioned in their review “As someone who has invested fairly heavily into android based gaming over the past two years (bot in time”.

A few Nvidia SHIELD reviewers who reviewed this tablet agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Steve wrote on Amazon “Games are amazing! Nice bit of weight to it, not to heavy, feel like a well made product”. T. Webb said in their Nvidia SHIELD review last year “Protects the screen, doubles as a stand and is not bulky- Screen is sharp with a nice depth of color- Speakers are surprisingly good, considerably better than your average laptop” .

One Nvidia SHIELD owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Eusebius wrote on Amazon “Light [Z3 Tablet Compact]; best (non-iPad) battery life there is [Z3 TC]; vivid screen [Tab S 8.4]; tighter budget [Nexus 7]DESIGNI like the tablet's flat sides”.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers who purchased it reckoned that it had good features. Product Reviewer wrote in November last year “You cannot find anything so much powerful and so many features, also the price is not expensive”. S. Golzari said on Amazon “Cool, slick, precise with great features” yet they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Two years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “We also very much liked the additional features, such as GameStre” and scored the Nvidia SHIELD 4 stars.

Nvidia Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

Tegra K1 processor tablets produced by Nvidia have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just Tegra K1 processor tablets) and found that Nvidia also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Teknokulis.com highlighted in their review that this tablet computer provided a good bang for your buck.

Four Processor Cores

Most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the SHIELD only have between two and three processor cores, however the Nvidia SHIELD has four processor cores.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Nvidia SHIELD has a very high front camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec. The average front camera resolution of tablets that are a similar age to the SHIELD is 2.5MP.

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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 a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The display resolution of all tablets of a comparable spec and age to the SHIELD ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 2732 x 2048 pixels (best).

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Very Light

Tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the SHIELD have weights of between 350g and 440g. The Nvidia SHIELD is quite light (only 356 grams) compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that are a similar age to the SHIELD.

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Very Narrow

At only 126 millimeters, the Nvidia SHIELD is quite narrow compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that were released more than a year ago. The widths of similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the SHIELD range from 120mm to 230mm, and the average width is 170mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Nvidia SHIELD reviewer said in their reviews that the Nvidia SHIELD did not have good technical guidance. Mr. Richard A. Allen wrote “Help feeling somewhat disappointed at the same time!I first of all wish to say that it is a very quick”.

Very Small Screen Size

The Nvidia SHIELD has a quite small screen size (only 8 inches) compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the SHIELD. Tegra K1 processor tablets that are a similar age to the SHIELD have screen sizes of between 8" and 8.9", and the average screen size is 8.7".

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of only 5 megapixels, the Nvidia SHIELD has a quite low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the SHIELD. The rear camera resolutions of Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the SHIELD range from 5MP to 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 7.3MP.

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Very Thick

When compared to other tablet computers of this type and age, the thickness of the Nvidia SHIELD of 9.2 millimeters is one of the thickest. Across all the comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the SHIELD the thicknesses range from 7.9mm to 9.2mm.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.2 gigahertz, the Nvidia SHIELD has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that are a similar age to the SHIELD. The processor clock speeds of Tegra K1 processor tablets that were released one year ago range from 2.2GHz to 2.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nvidia SHIELD

Released Over a Year Ago

This tablet computer was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Nvidia SHIELD has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the SHIELD.

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Expert Reviews

(244)
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...

HEXUS.net

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

(114)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nvidia p1761, nvidia p1761w, nvidia 1920x1200
Barcodes 00812674020112, 00812674020181, 00850438005593, 08212674020181
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