NVIDIA Shield Tablet

86
Engadget
Score
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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NVIDIA Shield tablet review: a solid slate with a gaming addiction

Summary

NVIDIA’s second-generation Shield is more powerful, more versatile and more accessible than its predecessor. It’s not only the best Android gaming device on the market, but also a fine tablet, too.

from $466+
Pros
  • Fast, powerful and built for gamers
  • NVIDIA GameStream still impresses
  • A solid tablet in its own right
Cons
  • Controller not included
  • Mediocre camera
  • Mushy power button
  • Limited (but expandable) storage space
NVIDIA Shield tablet review: a solid slate with a gaming addiction

NVIDIA's Shield gaming handheld was a peculiar, singular device: an expensive Android portable aimed squarely at consumers that had already purchased high-end desktop GPUs. It was novel and fun, but it wasn't for everybody: If you weren't a gamer, there wasn't much point to owning a Shield. Now, that's changing: NVIDIA's second-generation gaming device isn't a quirky handheld; it's a tablet. Specifically, the Shield tablet is a $299 8-inch gaming slate powered by NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 processor. It wants to be everything to everyone: a high-end gaming device, a superb media tablet and a performance benchmark that will drive the mobile industry forward. Most of all, it wants to appeal to more than just the hardcore gamer. Does it? Let's find out.

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Scores

Engadget

86
 

Breakdown

Battery life
6.7
Portability (size / weight)
7.2
Display
8.0
Durability
8.0
Features
8.8
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Specs

Shield Tablet

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
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Specs

Shield Tablet

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
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