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NVIDIA Shield
9.2 out of 10

NVIDIA Shield

Great Deal: $398.95

Reviews and Problems with NVIDIA Shield

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Overall 10
10

Excellent product and amazing customer service.

E. Saggese, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: As an IT professional I always knew Nvidia for their video cards and other PC hardware, and I always held a high respect for them in that space. But when I got the Shield Portable for my nephew I realized there's more than great hardware behind the Shield, they also have the best customer service...
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Overall 4
4.0

It's terrible

Juliann R., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I hate it and I wish I could send it back. If it had basic power button and touchscreen responsiveness, it would have 5 eggs.
  • Pros: The stylus and handwriting recognition are fantastic. Games are responsive and smooth for the most part.
  • Cons: I get video lag when watching movies. But the thing that makes this tablet and utter piece, is that the power button for sleep mode and power down is often unresponsive. The touchscreen is unresponsive on many occasions, and the tablet freezes up on a daily basis. I have to reboot the thing sever...
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Overall 8
8.0

High End Specs - Budget Price

Christian T., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: All around solid tablet!!! Even with it's few issues I still would recommend this power house.
  • Pros: 1) Tegra K1 - This tablet can run anything that is thrown at it with ease!! 2) Dual front speakers - Stereo - Great Quality 3) Great build quality - It feels sturdy and has held up very well 4) Lollipop 5) Great Screen especially for Netflix and Vudu
  • Cons: 1) The Power Button is fidgety at best... I highly recommend a magnetic case for the automatic screen on function. 2) A random restarts - I haven't tracked down a culprit for this yet... 3) The WIFI model only has 16GB internal memory...That is not enough. The memory shouldn't be a big issue but ...
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Overall 10
10

Nvidia Home Run

rawbelly, B&H Photo
4 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I could not find a tablet that offered as many features as the Shield, regardless of price. The issues that the early versions had (cracked edges, wifi issues, etc) just are not there anymore. This thing is FAST. Battery isn't amazing but with some tweaks to your settings it is average.
  • Pros: Fast, Portable Gaming, Powerful, Screen, Speakers
  • Cons: Battery
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Overall 4
4.0

Almost

Jeremy J., Newegg
22 April 2015
  • Summary: Would be great if the Wi-Fi would work the majority of the time. Been hopeful a firmware/ software update would fix it. I'm not on lollipop with no sign of hope.
  • Pros: Great screen. Video performance. Console mode ( using ethernet adpater)
  • Cons: Laughable wifi performance. ASUS router at home and Cisco AP at work. Tablet can seem to work with either. Says it has full bars, however cant pass traffic. Ping test to tablet shows packet loss while ipad/ HTC one show perfect connection.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wifi performance is terrible.

Tyler S., Newegg
20 April 2015
  • Summary: If you only ever use your tablet while sitting in the same room as your router, and the room isn't too big, and you don't put your hand over the wrong corner, it might work.
  • Pros: Graphically very powerful. Has some interesting features like streaming games from my PC.
  • Cons: The Wifi on this tablet is terrible. Even when it says it has 3-4 bars, it takes several seconds to load webpages, if they load at all. Tablet drops wifi signal every ~30 seconds unless I'm within 15 feet of router AND have line of sight. Can't use this tablet in my bedroom or bathroom, less than...
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Overall 8
8.0

Bleeding Edge Ups and Downs

Aaron F., Newegg
20 April 2015
  • Summary: A workaround for the $60 controller can be found in a USB Xbox360 controller with a micro USB converter (though the device then can't be charged). The HDMI is a smaller port, therefore will require an adapter or special cord.
  • Pros: This device is certainly powerful. Clear screen, HDMI functionality, precise touches, large speakers and more! I've used this device as a console and a painting canvas, as well as all my normal Android utilities and games. I've even steamed the playing of the preinstalled game on Twitch.
  • Cons: It is not tried and true tech, there are lots of hangups and bugs hiding in different interactions (especially in slow internet or when the Wi-Fi isn't connected). The system does come with some software that can't be uninstalled (including a 1.5GB game), which shrinks the increasingly small 16GB...
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Thomas C., Newegg
16 April 2015
  • Pros: Enjoyed it while it lasted.
  • Cons: My unit died in 2 days. Would not turn on. I enjoy the tablet but I would expect that items made by 100% laser guided machines in factories would not have these kind of issues.
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Overall 8
8.0

Extremely good Controller with 1 Flaw

Nathan B., Newegg
13 April 2015
  • Summary: Pretty much required for you shield tablet if you want to game on it (if you don't, why did you buy a shield tablet?)
  • Pros: If you like the Xbox 360 controller, this will be right up your alley. It is very well designed though may be handful for people with small hands.
  • Cons: The volume "button" is extremely sensitive. I hit it by accident all the time. Cant wake the tablet with the controller (not really the controllers fault I suppose), get on it nVidia
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Overall 10
10

splendid

Yuanzhe D., Newegg
8 April 2015
  • Pros: Superior performance, plus the HDMI port is convenient that I can read book on bigger screen and turn off Shield's screen using console mode. System OTA updates come even faster than previous nexus devices! Grid is super awesome and hope that there will be more games in the future.
  • Cons: Has some bugs, some times get frozen. But it doesn't happen frequently.
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