Summary: Overall performance-wise it's great, has some of the best hardware and it does update to the very latest Android OS. Clear and sharp screen, great viewing angles, superb color. It's very responsive and the Stylus works great too. It's too bad that it's clouded with this Software Restriction that keeps it from being able to be used for Voice Calls.
Pros: As far as the hardware goes, it's a fantastic device. The entire description of it however misleads you to believe that having LTE means you'll be able to make Voice Calls as well. Don't think that for a minute. If all you're needing is something to play Android Games on and work only over WiFi? Then stick to the 16GB version, because it is very good for that. As a Tablet it's one of the best ones out there, for Tablet only use.
Cons: 1: Misleading representation by calling it LTE, you get the idea that it can be used for Voice Calls as well, you cannot without Unlocking the Bootloader and Rooting the device ( Which I have not and will not do ). 2: The slot covers for the MicroSD Card and GSM Sim does not open, they look like you have to break them off to get use of them. Since this device is brand new and I'm about to return it for reasons listed here. I chose not to open them, I find this part of...
Summary: I've read the cover you can get from Nvidia is not very good. I bought a $13 shell that I think is awesome. If gaming is your main goal, this tablet is amazing. Note: You must have a GTX600 or better Nvidia graphics card in your PC to stream from it with the shield Hub app. There are other free apps that do the same, without need of a specific card.
Pros: This tablet is now my traveling buddy. It is the single best gaming device I have purchased in the last 10 years. Emulators, stream from my PC collection, the Grid service (Stream from Nvidia's servers, limited games) I did purchase a number of add on items that I believe are fairly essential. USB ethernet, USB Y splitter, shield controller, and mini HDMI to HDMI adapter. I can and have streamed movies over VideoLAN from my home PC to a hotel, Netflix, gaming, and any...
Cons: Streaming is very dependent on your network at home and abroad. I DO NOT recommend trying to use the shield to play COMPETITIVE games from your home PC. It's a recipe for frustration. For single player, or games that aren't twitch or reaction dependent, it's great.
Summary: Nvidia does have a great tablet here; however, with a controller costing $60 and a case which is just a front cover, costing $30, you are looking at a total of $500 for this android console that only supports around 100 games out of the box with controller support (tegrazone). Furthermore, most of these games can be purchased on pc.
Pros: Amazing display. Good battery life. Smooth feel for a tablet. Integrated Stylist that just feels right for this tablet. Great resolution. Speed - 2nd fastest processor to date (nvidia soon to come out with an updated model, but this one will still have the K1). Keymapper gives compatibility to games that would otherwise not be supported with controller.
Cons: Lack of "exclusive" Content (specifically controller enabled). Price (not bad, but without accessories... You can find a cheaper android console that comes with all). Terrible mounting ability for vertically played games - The standard case stand only holds the thing widescreen so you will find yourself with awkward placements to play a horizontally displayed game with the controller. Keymapper - Laggy controls for some games (see other)
Excerpt: bought this with 64GB SDxc card that can read 90MBps and can write 80MBps.moved all apps and games to the 64GB card for $[$], you can also buy 32GB card of the same kingston version for $[$]tablet is a no brainer purchase. very practical and can play pc games.
Summary: battery life sucks keep charger with you or buy one of those portable batteries if your gamer like me your buy one
Pros: it's a beautiful tablet it feels good in your hand. The speakers sound loud perfect for playing games and quickly updated 5.01 not bad. I bought the LTE version unlocked it comes with att SIM card you can find cheaper service.
Cons: it's a tablet to play games on. Android games are flawless but playing games that it was built for the tablet heats up start to get warm so I had to stop playing. A little bit scary that in a less than a week I would have to return it. I want to give it more time to see what happens it could be just certain game I stopped playing for a while and it cold down.I'm not sure about other tablets heating up when you're playing game so far I have been using my LG flex of cou...
Summary: I dont normally write reviews for a product but this thing is great. from a speedy delivery to the house, to an overall wonderful experience. its a great little tablet. Build Quality: (7/10) it feels real good in the hand, fits nicely, nice tough corning glass screen, very secure card and sim mounts (for a sealed battery unit). only complaint i have is the plastic back on it. feels a little loose and flimsy but very securely installed.
Pros: I love how i can use it to game and as a regular tablet for when my kids want to use it on youtube. Very sturdy durable. I also love the speakers in the front, very good sound quality and picture quality. Great price. Thank you.
Cons: Sometimes it freezes maybe because my kids downloaded alot of games though. No negative feedback all great.
Summary: The Nvidia Shield Tablet is a great tablet to own. For the $300 price tag the individual really gets every dollars worth. With the power of the Nvidia Tegra K1 processing graphics chip games looks nice and immersive.
Pros: The tablet has a really high response time, which makes really great gaming experience, and web browsing (or any other leisure activities). The 1920 x 1220 resolution also adds to the immersion the tablet brings with it, surpassing the industry norm of 1080p (even though some YouTube videos have some black bars) The game streaming service from Nvidia is nice and not laggy, but depends on an individuals router/modem and internet connection/speed. Lastly the cultivation...
Cons: Not many, the 5.0 megapixel front and back cameras is a bit of a dread. Which can easily be noted due to the cheap price (despite it not feeling cheap at all!) Secondly the need of the Shield Controller, because many Nvidia apps require one to play, which sucks to those who can't afford one.