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Overall 6

Nvidia Shield Pro

28 May 2015
  • 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 ...
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Overall 9


30 March 2015
  • Excerpt: The Nvidia Shield Tablet loses some of the portability of its predecessor but offers an excellent gaming tablet, good battery life and an included stylus pen at a reasonable price.
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Overall 9

Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE Review

27 January 2015
  • 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.
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Nvidia Shield Tablet review: Great gaming, great price, terrible battery

Ars Technica
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...
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Nvidia Shield Tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop Review

18 November 2014
  • 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.
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A first taste of Lollipop on Nvidia's Shield Tablet

18 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Nvidia's Shield Tablet starts getting its Android 5.0 Lollipop update today. We've taken a quick look at an early preview build to see...
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Overclockers Club
1 November 2014
  • Conclusion: If you're looking for the best Android tablet money can buy, look no further than the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. With a Tegra K1 processor and NVIDIA's constantly evolving SHIELD platform, which includes such great features like GameStream and Gamepad Mapper, there's a lot to love.
  • Pros: Powerful Tegra K1 processor, More user-friendly form factor than its predecessor, Ready for the upcoming Android 5.0 Lollipop, Easily plays buttery-smooth 1080p videos, Pre-installed premium apps add value, including, NVIDIA GameStream (if your PC supports it), NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming (if you li...
  • Cons: NVIDIA GameStream requires a GeForce GTX-equipped PC, Glossy screen (problem for some people), Using a separate physical controller isn't always feasible
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Nvidia Shield Gaming Tablet Review

31 October 2014
  • Conclusion: The original Shield is still one of my all time favourite gadgets; it goes everywhere with me when I’m travelling and given my line of work, I travel around the world quite a bit. Being able to play my emulator games, Android games and even stream my PC games to the device is an absolute blast and a...
  • Pros: Competitive price, Incredible GPU performance for a mobile device, Powerful speakers, Integrated stylus functions, Stylish design, Great range of Tegra optimized games available, Game streaming from compatible Nvidia gaming PCs, High quality wireless controller (sold separately), Versatile tablet...
  • Cons: The original Shield was much more travel friendly as the controller was integrated, but there are perks to having the controller and the device as separate units.
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Overall 9
Performance 8
Sound 9
Battery performance 9
Display 8
Weight 9
Noise 10
Gaming performance 9
Connectivity 8
Keyboard 9
Temperature 9
Camera 8

Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE Review Update

11 October 2014
  • Summary: Mobile gaming fun. Thanks to the LTE Cat 4 module, the top model can be used for gaming on-the-go anywhere. In addition, Nvidia doubled the flash memory, which worked significantly faster in our test model.
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Overall 8

Nvidia Shield Tablet (32GB, LTE)

PC Magazine
9 October 2014
  • Conclusion: If you need a tablet with always-on connectivity, the Nvidia Shield Tablet should be at the top of your list whether you use it for gaming or not.
  • Pros: Powerful. Strong gaming features. Sharp 1080p display. LTE connectivity. Affordable.
  • Cons: Interface performance needs improvement. Gamepad costs extra.
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