NVIDIA Shield Tablet

86
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

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

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Engadget Review

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

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.

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
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Scores

Engadget

86
 

User Reviews

80
ScottMcElroy
This tablet has proven to be pretty great. There have been a few hiccups on...read more
100
suigintou
With what it is, I can see why people can mistake its identity in the tech world...read more
90
AlfyTheGayDino
This tablet is amazing. Easily the best tablet on the market right now. However...read more
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Model
16GB

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (yes)

Other features

TV out
yes (HDMI Mini)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

Processor make
Nvidia (Other) (Tegra K1)
CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
32GB / LTE

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (yes)

Other features

TV out
yes (HDMI Mini)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

Processor make
Nvidia
CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB