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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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20 Reasons For

Good for Games

Several customers who purchased the Nvidia Shield agreed that it was good playing games on. Allison M. mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The ultimate gaming tablet”. Andyblue gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “An exceptional gaming tablet also for general use”. Chong Ly mentioned “Great gaming tablet, much better if bundled together with the controller” in his review of the Nvidia Shield and rated this tablet 80 out of 100.

Robust

Several people concluded that the product was well made. Craig Nash said “I love it great build quality great screen I've just updated it to android lollipop which is great I had a nexus 9” in his review of this tablet and gave it a rating of 5 stars. David mentioned “It feels really well made” and rated it 5 stars. Three years ago Eusebius wrote on Amazon “It feels solid” in their review of the Nvidia Shield.

Several Nvidia Shield reviewers concluded that the Nvidia Shield was strong and durable. Chris wrote in his review of the Nvidia Shield “The tablet itself feels very sturdy and is a nice weight” and rated this tablet 5 stars. David Horncastle said “Speedy, hardware pretty rugged.”. Mohammad Nawaz mentioned in his review of the Nvidia Shield “Very good power and toughness”.

Several Nvidia Shield reviewers said in their reviews that it was reliable. David Horncastle said in his review of the Nvidia Shield two years ago “Going back to my trusty nexus 7, which performs flawlessly” . Mr D Storey wrote on Amazon “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” in his review however despite that he scored the product 2 stars.

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Good Sound Quality

Several Nvidia Shield owners agreed that this tablet had good sound quality. Chong Ly wrote on Amazon “Great for gaming & media especially when coupled together with the controller, good sound system, 5 m.p front camera” in his review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. David mentioned in his Nvidia Shield review on Amazon “The speakers are great the stylus input doesn't lag”. Deva mentioned two years ago “Sound from the front facing speakers is good, for my use anyway”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the Nvidia Shield reckoned that it had good picture quality. Dilly K wrote two years ago “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” in their review of the Nvidia Shield and gave the Nvidia Shield an excellent review score. Kelwin Pillay said in their review of the Nvidia Shield “Awesome graphics” and gave it an excellent review. Mr. Martin E. Darlington gave it a very good rating and he wrote in his review on Amazon “A brilliant little little tablet with a stomping graphics chip! Very pleased with this up to now very fast”.

A few Nvidia Shield owners wrote in their reviews that it had a flickering image. David Horncastle mentioned on Amazon “Flickering screen, freezes, instant battery drain, crashes, over heating”. Mrs G J Wyke mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The screen quickly developed a flicker and the Nvidia customer service was unhelpful at best” in her review of this tablet but she only scored the product 20 out of 100.

One customer reckoned that it was good for watching movies. Ross mentioned “The 1920x1200 IPS pixel display is great for playing HD games and excellent for watching movies on Netflix due to the 16” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several Nvidia Shield reviewers reckoned that the Nvidia Shield was good quality. Three years ago Edward Ramsey said in his review on Amazon “I've been looking for a tablet that is high performance and a good picture quality, I came across Nvidia Shield” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Edward Ramsey also wrote “Coving half of the speakers are not real problem to keep producing high top quality sound”. Joel Rodrigues wrote in his review of this tablet “Excellent quality for the price”.

Easy to Use

A few customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Dharminder Singh wrote on Amazon “1) its pretty much stock android so is minimalist and easy to use (especially as I have a nexus 5”. James Parsons mentioned “Great to use for the first 20 days” in his review of the Nvidia Shield however despite that he rated it 3 stars. M. Elms wrote in their review “Great build and feels great to use” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several people said that it had a good experience. Deva mentioned two years ago “I chose this one as I like the pure android experience and this is as close” . Eusebius said “It works amazingly well for a more useful and perhaps realistic experience” and gave the product an excellent rating. Omissis wrote “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.

Some Nvidia Shield reviewers said in their reviews that this tablet was easy to handle. Chris wrote in his review of this tablet two years ago “Works and handles like a dream” and gave the product an excellent review score. Mr L Mcmahon wrote “Great tablet for gaming, handles games really well for the money you pay” in his review and gave it an excellent review score. Two years ago Ross said in his review of the Nvidia Shield 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” and gave the product a very good review.

A few people thought the Nvidia Shield was comfortable and easy to hold. Rui Pinto said in their review on Amazon “It is made with good materials, direct Stylus is very precise and comfortable to use”. Four years ago Cnet.com.au said “The Nvidia Shield has a highquality build with comfortable responsive buttons”. Two years ago expert website Techreport.com wrote in their review “The living room has a comfy couch”.

Two Nvidia Shield owners who bought this tablet agreed that it was easy to assemble. Hothardware.com wrote “ComOne of NVIDIA's stated goals with the SHIELD tablet was to build the best tablet for mobile gamers.”. Hothardware.com also mentioned “To do so, they first had to build a good general-purpose tablet”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Nvidia Shield reviewers wrote in their reviews that this tablet had a good battery life. Anubhav Bhardwaj scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “If this tablet had slightly better display and battery and 3gb ram this would be perfect at least for me”. Two years ago Ben Weaver said in his review of the Nvidia Shield on Amazon “Great tablet, good battery life”. Dan79 said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Great tablet only down side is battery life is not great”.

Good Connectivity

Several people who bought it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Aaron Ellis he wrote in his review of the Nvidia Shield on Amazon two years ago “And anywhere with a 4g connection or WiFi is just awesome!”. Logan scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this tablet “Sadly so is the wireless controller4 stars”. Pcmag.com said in their review of the Nvidia Shield on expert review site PC Mag “The bundled Shield Wireless Controller is a perfectly functional gamepad.”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Product Reviewer said in their Nvidia Shield review on Amazon “Requires fast internet connection” yet they gave this tablet a score of 3 stars. Steve G said two years ago “Believe me it isNo complaints so far - I haven't got the fastest of internet broadband connections”. In January last year Testedtechnology.co.uk wrote “NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming (if you have a strong Internet connection” in their Nvidia Shield review.

Some Nvidia Shield owners agreed that the Nvidia Shield was good in terms of HDMI connections. Macworld.com.au said “While a simple HDMI output is all you really need to enjoy streaming video”. One Nvidia Shield owner who purchased it concluded that it had network functionality. Mark wrote in his review of the Nvidia Shield “Shield hub is great and you also get to play pc games via the hub stream network for free” .

One customer thought the Nvidia Shield was good in terms of connectivity. Testedtechnology.co.uk said “Great connectivity” in their Nvidia Shield review.

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Nice Design

Thirteen Nvidia Shield owners who bought the Nvidia Shield mentioned that it was good looking. Edward Ramsey said “Wifi only version/16gb)This one has done it for me in speed, clear sound, performance, style and quality in the picture” in his review. Logan wrote in his review “Beautiful device.” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Spong mentioned in their review “However WiFi connectivity is pretty flakey, dropping out”.

A few Nvidia Shield reviewers who purchased it considered that it was smooth. Darren J S Skinner said “Fast n smooth n lovely” in his review. David wrote in his review of the Nvidia Shield on Amazon “Everything runs very smooth” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. N. D. Marshall mentioned three years ago “Really smooth and stable” and gave this tablet a very good review score.

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the Nvidia Shield was a good design. Spong wrote in their Nvidia Shield review on Amazon “The design was nearly spot on”. Stann wrote in their review on Amazon “+ Powerful.+ Plenty of features.+ Attractive design” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “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 nonetheless they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was neat. One customer who purchased the product mentioned that it was ergonomic. Expert website Anandtech.com mentioned in their review of the Nvidia Shield “The device itself is quite ergonomic” .

One Nvidia Shield owner who bought it reckoned that it had a good case. Two years ago Avforums.com scored the Nvidia Shield very highly and wrote in their review of the Nvidia Shield “Features in to its distinctive casing”.

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Nvidia Tablets Have Good Reviews

Based on 316 user and expert reviews, Nvidia has good reviews for its tablets. Nvidia also has good reviews specifically for its A15 processor tablets compared to other brands.

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Good Size

Some people who bought the product wrote that it was thin. Dharminder Singh said 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 said “If it was thinner (actually just lighter) then it would be the best android tablet”. Product Reviewer said “Display has thin black lines running horizontal only visible under direct sun light” but they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was a good weight. Chris wrote on Amazon two years ago “Is a nice weight and size” in his review of the Nvidia Shield. Eusebius scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The size and weight are good, not brilliant” in their review of this tablet.

A few Nvidia Shield reviewers reckoned that the Nvidia Shield was heavy. Lanoc.org wrote in their review of this tablet “As someone who has invested fairly heavily into android based gaming over the past two years (bot in time”.

Some Nvidia Shield owners concluded that the Nvidia Shield was heavy and bulky. Steve said on Amazon “Games are amazing! Nice bit of weight to it, not to heavy, feel like a well made product” and scored it very highly. T. Webb said in their Nvidia Shield review “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 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Eusebius mentioned on Amazon three years ago “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

Some Nvidia Shield owners who reviewed this tablet considered that it had good features. Product Reviewer mentioned “You cannot find anything so much powerful and so many features, also the price is not expensive” in their review of the Nvidia Shield. Three years ago S. Golzari mentioned “Cool, slick, precise with great features”. Notebookcheck.net said in their review of the Nvidia Shield “We also very much liked the additional features, such as GameStre”.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Teknokulis.com highlighted in their review that this tablet computer was great for its price.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many tablets of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.2 gigahertz, the Nvidia Shield has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Shield. The slowest processor frequency of similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 2.7GHz.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Nvidia Shield has a very high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets that were launched more than two years ago. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Shield is 1.5MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 5MP.

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Capacitive Touchscreen Type

This tablet computer features a Capacitive touchscreen type, which is the most frequently featured touchscreen type on tablets of this type and age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec tablets that have been available for more than two years.

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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 three times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The best display resolution of all tablets of this type and age is 3840 x 2560 pixels and the worst is 480 x 272 pixels.

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Very Thin

At only 8 millimeters, the Nvidia Shield has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Shield. The depths of tablets that are a comparable age to the Shield range from 6mm to 280mm.

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1 Reason Against

Poor Support

One customer who bought the Nvidia Shield wrote that it did not have good technical guidance. Mr. Richard A. Allen mentioned two years ago “Help feeling somewhat disappointed at the same time!I first of all wish to say that it is a very quick” in his Nvidia Shield review.

4 Other reasons to consider the Nvidia Shield

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Nvidia Shield has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

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

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 8 inches, the Nvidia Shield has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the Shield.

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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...

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

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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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