Summary: After a while of owning this device, I've got to say - I'm very impressed by how well it functions. The native Android games in landscape mode are flawless. The portrait mode games, however, are a little more difficult to play, due to the controller body being attached on one side. Console Emulator support (NES, SNES, N64, PSX, etc) is absolutely amazing! Game streaming is amazing, fast and little to no lag at all.
Summary: This was a Christmas gift for the hubby but he wouldnt let me put it under the tree. He has hardly put it down since it arrived. He absolutely loves it and that makes me happy. Would recommend this for any game lover!
Summary: You really can't go wrong with this one. I won't repeat the details that others have already written about (quality of this thing still amazes me). The key point is this:: you will be overwhelmed by the amount of options available to play, especially if you are into emulation. I don't do PC gaming, and am a casual gamer. Even then, having PS1/PSP emulators, SNES games opens up a huge library of high quality games. Android games: Android games have also come a long way.
but I know when I like something. This is a sophisticated machine
Jeffrey Hall, Amazon
19 November 2014
Summary: Not really a "techie" here...but I know when I like something. This is a sophisticated machine, that I have already found extremely useful, and not just for games, although that is where it excels. I'm only scratching the surface of what it can do. I discovered it's a handy electronic calendar/organizer, and it has become my constant companion in just a couple days.
Summary: Its strong, its sturdy, and if you get the right case and protection its rugged. I'm still confused about the magnetic plate that comes off the top of the screen backing, or that small tab that is underneath it. But everything works great on this device, even the ability to convert controller input to touch screen input is awesome! Lovely work Nvidia!
Summary: Way awesome. I've had multiple portable game systems and none are on the wields level I love mine and highly recommend it especially if you take frequent road trips. I bought mine for just that reason and ended up using it everyday.GTA San Andreas, half life 2, the walking dead, and mount and blade warband absolutely rock on this system.
Summary: To be straight forward; If you view this as an android gaming device with the added ability to gamestream, you will enjoy your experience with the shield. If you are purchasing it as a device that does gamestream with android gaming on the side, you will have a bad time. More on that later. For an android device, this thing is wonderful. It plays every game that is thrown at it. Games like portal and half life have been ported to the device as well.
This is great for emulation especially playstation one emulation
3 October 2014
Summary: This is great for emulation especially playstation one emulation. What suprised me the most is the beta app that allows Nvidia to stream full PC games to your shield with almost zero latency. Please note you can also stream content from your local pc if it has a compatible GTX graphics card. So i can play ps2 games from the pc to my shield, and play games like Final Fantasy XIV.
Love It, But Do Your Homework. The Truth is Out There :)
24 September 2014
Summary: I received my Shield Portable about 5 hours ago and had to put it down to make dinner for my husband. I had seen the advertisement for this on the NVIDIA site when I went to update the driver on my video cards for my computer. I was mildly excited but talked myself out of it due to the 'lack of games' that I saw in some reviews.