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Nvidia Shield A15 2.2GHz 16GB 8" Tablet

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A15 2.2GHz Android 16GB Jul 2014
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Delivering a balance of power, portability, and performance, the 16GB 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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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Nvidia A15 processor tablets have good reviews on average and across all tablets Nvidia is one of the superior brands.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly supported storage media on tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Nvidia Shield has a fairly fast processor frequency (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets that came out more than two years ago. The processor frequencys of tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Shield range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.4GHz.

There are a number of alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available which you might want to consider including the Nvidia Shield which has better reviews.

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Capacitive Touchscreen Type

This tablet computer features a Capacitive touchscreen type, which is typical of many tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Tablets that are a comparable age to the Shield have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 5MP. At 5 megapixels, the Nvidia Shield has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Shield.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablets of a comparable type and age to it.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Nvidia Shield has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Across all tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Shield the worst display resolution is 480 x 272 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Very Thin

The depths of similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Shield range from 6mm to 280mm. The Nvidia Shield has one of the thinner depths (only 8 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Like most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Shield, the Nvidia Shield is not 3G.

If you would prefer a tablet that is 3G then you might want to look at the Apple iPad which is also higher rated.

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Not 4G

The Nvidia Shield is not 4G. Most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Shield are also not 4G.

Tablet computers which are 4G that might be worth considering include the Huawei MediaPad X1 which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nvidia Shield

Released Over Two Years Ago

Nvidia released the Shield over two years ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Nvidia Shield has a pretty typical rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

If this tablet computer rear camera resolution (numeric) is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Blaupunkt 1013 (8MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Nvidia Shield has a relatively typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than two years.

If this Nvidia tablet computer internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Nvidia Shield (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nvidia Shield has a fairly standard display diagonal (8 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8" tablets currently available including the Nvidia Shield which has better reviews.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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Wi-Fi

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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...

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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

(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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