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NVIDIA Shield

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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 7
7.1
Sound 6
6.0
Battery performance 10
9.6
Display 8
8.2
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 8
8.0
Connectivity 6
6.3
Keyboard 8
7.8
Temperature 9
9.2

Review NVIDIA Shield Handheld

Notebookcheck
26 April 2014
  • Summary: A Shield to marvel at. This isn't Captain America's shield and unfortunately not made of Vibranium either, but we'd be damned if it isn't the best Android-based gaming platform currently in the market.
  • Pros: Solid build quality, Fast 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 APU and system performance, Responsive controls and comfortable grip, Android KitKat and consistent software updates from Nvidia, Nvidia GameStream, Grid and Gamepad mapper, High capacity battery for longer battery life, Bright display for outdoor use and high contrast, Native support for Bluetooth and USB mice and keyboards for games, Low surface temperatures under heavy load, Dedicated HDMI-out and MicroSD for better multime...
  • Cons: Landscape mode is largely impractical, Web browsing, emailing and other related tasks are easier on a tablet or smartphone, Analog sticks and directional pad can feel small compared to console counterparts, Display bezel could be narrower without decreasing screen size, Glossy surfaces scratch easily, Lack of exclusive Android titles, Inaccurate color reproduction, Minor bugs in GameStream and GRID, No dedicated volume or brightness toggle buttons, Very poor bass repr...
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 7
7.1
Sound 6
6.0
Battery performance 10
9.6
Display 8
8.2
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 8
8.0
Connectivity 6
6.3
Keyboard 8
7.8
Temperature 9
9.2

Review NVIDIA Shield Handheld

Notebookcheck
26 April 2014
  • Summary: A Shield to marvel at. This isn't Captain America's shield and unfortunately not made of Vibranium either, but we'd be damned if it isn't the best Android-based gaming platform currently in the market.
  • Pros: Solid build quality, Fast 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 APU and system performance, Responsive controls and comfortable grip, Android KitKat and consistent software updates from Nvidia, Nvidia GameStream, Grid and Gamepad mapper, High capacity battery for longer battery life, Bright display for outdoor use and high contrast, Native support for Bluetooth and USB mice and keyboards for games, Low surface temperatures under heavy load, Dedicated HDMI-out and MicroSD for better multime...
  • Cons: Landscape mode is largely impractical, Web browsing, emailing and other related tasks are easier on a tablet or smartphone, Analog sticks and directional pad can feel small compared to console counterparts, Display bezel could be narrower without decreasing screen size, Glossy surfaces scratch easily, Lack of exclusive Android titles, Inaccurate color reproduction, Minor bugs in GameStream and GRID, No dedicated volume or brightness toggle buttons, Very poor bass repr...
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 6
6.0
Performance 10
10
Control 9
9.0
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 9
9.0
Software 8
8.0
Speakers 8
8.0

Nvidia Shield review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: Last summer, I bought an iPad 3. I convinced myself I’d use it for everything: showing off wedding photos, reading all those neglected articles I save to Pocket, and as a second monitor for my laptop. The only time I actually pick up the iPad, sadly, is to play video games. Perhaps the saddest part is that my iPad isn’t a very good game system. It’s bulky, the touchscreen controls are pretty crappy for navigating 3D worlds, and the graphics are merely okay.
  • Pros: Excellent screen, Killer controls, Solid battery life, PC gaming anywhere in the house
  • Cons: Android isn't a great gaming platform, PC streaming requires expensive hardware, How do you hold it for anything else?
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
20 August 2013
  • Conclusion: The Nvidia Shield isn't going to be for everyone - the price tag alone will be enough to put off many potential buyers, and the lack of truly killer games on the Google Play market rather limits its appeal with hardcore players. However, if you value raw power, brilliant controls and like the sound of being able to mirror cutting-edge PC games to a handheld system, then the Shield could be your dream portable.
  • Pros: First thing first - the Nvidia Shield is insanely powerful. Nvidia's Tegra 4 chipset is the absolute cutting edge in terms of mobile tech; it blows away pretty much every other Android hardware on the market when it comes to pure, unadulterated processing clout. From a gaming perspective this means that the Shield runs every Android game with ease; even taxing 3D titles like Real Racing 3 don't cause the hardware any issues. Polygon-pushing prowess is just one element...
  • Cons: Although the Nvidia Shield is comfortable to hold and a pleasure to use, it's massive and very, very heavy. Fitting all those gaming controls into the casing has resulted in a console which makes the PS Vita look positively tiny in comparison - this isn't a handheld that you'll effortlessly be slipping into your pocket before leaving the house. Another issue relates to the console's reliance on Android. Although the Google Play store has made significant gains in past...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nvidia Shield

PC Magazine
18 August 2013
  • Conclusion: The Nvidia Shield is one of the most impressive, powerful, and versatile handheld gaming systems we've ever tested. And it doubles as a full-blown Android device.
  • Pros: Comfortable gamepad with powerful Gamepad Mapper feature. Excellent build quality. Very fast for an Android device. Lots of connection and storage options. Local PC game streaming works well.
  • Cons: Expensive for a gaming handheld. PC game streaming is unreliable outside of home networks and requires specific GeForce hardware.
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Overall 8
7.5

NVIDIA SHIELD Tegra 4 Android Gaming Portable

HotHardware
31 July 2013
  • Conclusion: In case you haven’t noticed, we dig NVIDIA’s SHIELD. Everything the device was designed to do, it does well and the build quality is top notch. Playing Tegra-optimized games on SHIELD was a great experience. NVIDIA has been working closely with PC game developers for years, and their experience has obviously proven useful in working with Android game developers as well.
  • Pros: Great Performance, Lots of Fun, Pure Android, Good Build Quality, Stream Games From a PC
  • Cons: Kinda Pricey, Little Heavy, Streaming Still In Beta
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Overall 8
8.3

NVIDIA Shield review (update: video!)

Engadget
31 July 2013
  • Conclusion: The Shield is a pleasant surprise and quite an impressive device. It's not the portable console you're looking for, but it's also so much more than that.
  • Pros: Fast and powerful, Gorgeous screen, Excellent media player, Impressive battery life
  • Cons: Heavy, not very portable, Gamepad needs work, thumbsticks too low
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Overall 7
7.0

The Nvidia Shield runs performance rings around all previous mobile devices

CNET
30 July 2013
  • Summary: The Nvidia Shield brings console-level quality to portable Android gaming, but it needs a higher quality list of compatible games before it can truly rival the Vita or 3DS.
  • Pros: The Nvidia Shield has a high-quality build with comfortable responsive buttons, and a sharp and bright touch screen. Expandable storage and HDMI output sweeten the pot. Sound quality through the speakers is excellent, and gaming performance is incredible.
  • Cons: There aren’t enough games that take advantage of the Tegra 4's processing power. The system is heavy and interaction with the touch screen is awkward compared with standard tablets. The PC streaming feature requires high-end hardware investment.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nvidia Shield review

T3
11 September 2013
  • Summary: Nvidia Shield is a portable powerhouse, with a cutting-edge graphics processor, Android OS, PC game streaming, and Xbox 360-style controller
  • Pros: Xbox 360-style controller, Great 720p screen, PC game streamin
  • Cons: Expensive for what it is, Small number of games, Awkward touchscreen controls
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 10
10
Battery performance 8
8.0

مراجعة لجهاز الألعاب المحمول NVIDIA Shield

unlimit-tech.com
16 August 2014
  • Summary: سيكلفك هذا الجهاز 199 دولار أمريكي بدلا من 300 دولار أمريكي عندما تم طرحه أول مرّة في السوق الأمريكي لذلك يمكنك القول بأنه سعر معقول بالأمكانيات التي سيقدمها لك هذا الجهاز.من ناحية الأيجابيات الجهاز يملك أداء مبهر جدا وجودة تصنيع ممتازة وشاشة بجودة جيّدة جدا وبطارية عالية ومتعة في الألعاب  سواء على الأندرويد أو على الحاسبات ولكن حجم الجهاز ثقيل وليس من الممكن وضعه بداخل الجيب وعصاتي التحكم كان من الممكن أن تكون في مكان أفضل.
  • Pros: أداء خارق, شاشة رائعة, بطارية ممتازة
  • Cons: ثقيل, عصاتي التحكم كان من الممكن أن تكون في مكان أفضل
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