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NVIDIA Shield (2017)

from  $199.99+

    NVIDIA Shield (2017)

    from  $199.99+
    from  $199.99+
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    84 Engadget Score
    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
    84

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

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    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Engadget Summary

    The new Shield is a lot like the old Shield: a niche streaming device for gamers with money to burn. While it would have been nice to see some major upgrades this time around, the fact that it can still perform fairly well with aging hardware is a sign that it's conceptually sound. And, at the very least, it proves that NVIDIA finally learned how to make a decent game controller.

    Reviews

    85
     
    Average Critic Score
    Critic Reviews 10
    90
     
    Average User Score
    User Reviews 1
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    Specs

    Key Specs

    Type
    Audio / video player
    Video services
    Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, Other
    Video codec support
    Avi, Divx, H264, M-jpeg, Mpeg4, Quicktime, Vc1, Wmv, Xvid
    Audio codec support
    Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma
    Video outputs
    HDMI
    WiFi
    Yes
    Ethernet
    10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

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    84 Engadget Score
    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
    84

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

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Scores

    Engadget

    84
     

    User Reviews

    90
    Greg
    The power and versatility of the nVidia Shield in unrivalled. Running Android...read more
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