Summary: Don't listen to this CNET review it sounds like the editor has gone into it, hating it from the start. This device really has the potential to do everything from gaming with the latest triple AAA titles to streaming TV channels and watching on demand content.
Very Risky Buy. Lots of bugs and glitches in some tablets.
17 May 2015
Summary: I am updating my review from 3 stars down to 1. The crashes I was experiencing have not gone away, and in some cases have only gotten worse. This tablet is risky business... I have had mine crash daily since I purchased it.
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...
Summary: I have had nothing but problems with this tablet. It constantly crashes, and sometimes it will not boot at all. When I'm playing a game it runs great as long as it doesn't crash. Don't get me wrong, this thing is powerful. But it's made cheap, and there are definitely problems with the tegra k1.
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...
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 ...
Summary: Worst purchase I ever made. I have already return the tablet once due to cracking corners from an expanding battery and upon receiving one back (cost me $80 as they refuse to pay shipping anywhere but in america) it instantly had a faulty screen making the device unusable.
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.
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...
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...