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.
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