83
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

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

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NVIDIA Shield review (update: video!)

The Shield is a pleasant surprise and quite an impressive device. It's not the portable console you're looking for, but it's also so much more than that.

Pros
  • Fast and powerful
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Excellent media player
  • Impressive battery life
Cons
  • Heavy, not very portable
  • Gamepad needs work, thumbsticks too low
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Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

80
ABReviews
The Nivida Shield is a great portable device but not what i was expecting
50
taoybb
This is good one but for this price it should be better
90
cmannes
Android games + emulators + PC games == Damn near the largest game library ever....read more
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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
Downloadable, Built-in game(s)
Backward compatible
no

Display

Secondary display
no

Controls / accessories

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

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
Multiplayer, Store, Browser
Downloadable content
Games, Game updates, TV shows, Movies, Music

Storage

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

Hardware

USB
2.0 (1 ports)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)