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 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 ...
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.
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...
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.