Summary: While the Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops make it the most potent Android TV device yet, app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.
Pros: The Nvidia Shield Android TV streaming box offers best-in-class hardware, connectivity and gaming capabilities. It works with 4K streaming services including Netflix and YouTube. The Android TV platform delivers good conversational voice search from the included game controller. Native app select...
Cons: It's more expensive than any other streamer and doesn't include a remote, aside from the game controller. Native app selection is still weaker than that of Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. The menu system seems designed to push users toward Google's media services, and voice search doesn't yet ...
Summary: The reasons for the limited availability and limitation to certain markets are two-fold: on the one hand, the fact that NVIDIA introduced such a product for the first time, and on the other, that it was associated with corresponding difficulties and the lack of software support.
Summary: As of now, sales of the Shield Tablet have started at a recommended retail price is of 299,99 EUR for the Wi-Fi model with 16GB of flash memory. For those who need a cellular modem will have to pay 379,99 EUR, but then the tablet will feature 32 GB of memory.
Pros: high performance of the SoC, large battery, controller optional, speakers facing the user, gaming features (Games Stream, Twitch.tv, screenshots)
Cons: slightly thicker and heavier than tablets of similar size, graphical advantages of Tegra K1 only in customized games
Summary: The Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE is a faster Android device with a flash memory of 32 GB. The Stylus and the Game controller make the gaming experience an exciting one. However the Wi-Fi capability of the tablet could have been upgraded to support new AC Wi-Fi standards.
Conclusion: The Nvidia Shield Tablet boasts high-end specs and incomparable gaming features. It’s a rare thing to find an Android tablet this powerful, especially one that’s just 8 inches big. Nvidia also priced the Shield Tablet at just $300, $100 less than Google’s Nexus 9.
Pros: Powerful processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Lots of ports for connectivity, Sharp front-facing camera, Great for gamers
Cons: Chunky and slightly heavy, Battery doesn’t last long while gaming, Limited storage options
Nvidia Shield Tablet review: Great gaming, great price, terrible battery
10 December 2014
Conclusion: We couldn’t determine the actual cause for this drain, and this has been a complaint among Shield Tablet owners since its summer 2014 launch, so it’s sad to see the upgrade to Lollipop didn’t address this drain issue.
Pros: Stellar gaming specs for the price, Stylus option adds surprisingly solid sketch and handwriting options to vanilla Android, Bright, sharp screen matched with solid speaker-subwoofer combo, Built-in Twitch streaming functionality is first of its kind for a tablet, Free cloud-streaming game option...
Cons: Stuttering and pauses between app switches are too common, Twitch functions hog system resources, are particularly finicky, Unremarkable all-black, mostly plastic design isn't ugly but won't turn any heads, Not all apps disable touch sensing during stylus mode, Touch-to-press power button makes u...
Nvidia Shield Tablet is perfect for everything but gaming
21 November 2014
Excerpt: Tablets are losing their luster to smartphones. The bigger the smartphone you own, the more reason to say “why bother?” to the larger, almost always identically-powered slate that’s just a bigger screen with better battery life, sans cellular data.
Conclusion: Overall, the Shield Tablet has seen some incredible upgrades from Android 5.0 Lollipop, as well as a few tweaks and adjustments from Nvidia in their update, which brings the Shield up to spec 2.0.