NVIDIA Shield

83
Engadget
Score
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Model

Key Specs

Game format
Downloadable, Built-in game(s)
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick
Camera
no
Online features
Multiplayer, Store, Browser

General

Game format
Array
Backward compatible
no

Display

Secondary display
no

Controls / accessories

Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
Camera
no
Other peripherals
Array

Sound

Speakers
Stereo
Audio jack
3.5mm

Media playback

Photo viewer
yes (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)
Audio playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV)
Video playback
yes (MPEG-4)

Networking / online service

WiFi
yes (802.11n)
Online features
Array
Downloadable content
Array

Storage

Internal storage
yes (16 GB)
Memory card support
yes (microSD)

Hardware

USB
2.0 (1 ports)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)