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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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Nvidia Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

Tablet computers built by Nvidia generally have good ratings.

Flash Storage Media

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Nvidia SHIELD has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type. The processor frequencys of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the SHIELD range from 1GHz to 1,300GHz.

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Multi-Touch Touch Technology

The multi-touch technology of this tablet is Multi-touch, which is the most commonly featured touch technology on comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as it.

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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 of this spec and age. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of tablets that are a similar age to the SHIELD is 0.3MP and the highest is 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. Across all tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year the display resolution ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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Very Light

The average weight of tablets that have been on the market for more than a year is 600g. At only 356 grams, the Nvidia SHIELD is quite light compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the SHIELD.

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Not 3G

The Nvidia SHIELD is not 3G. Most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age are also not 3G.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 3G then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad 8[plb_2194249_price].

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Not 4G

Like most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the SHIELD, the Nvidia SHIELD is not 4G.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 4G then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8[plb_3144996_price].

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nvidia SHIELD

Released Over a Year Ago

Nvidia released the SHIELD over a year ago.

Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other 140 tablet computers that came out around the same time as the SHIELD that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the number of processor coress on the Nvidia SHIELD is four which is average.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Nvidia SHIELD has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the SHIELD.

If this Nvidia tablet computer rear camera resolution (numeric) is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8[plb_3144996_price] (8MP and cheaper).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Nvidia SHIELD has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nvidia SHIELD has a pretty average display diagonal (8 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

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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

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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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Barcodes 00812674020112, 00812674020181, 00850438005593, 08212674020181
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