NVIDIA Shield Tablet

Specifications

NVIDIA Shield TabletNotebook: NVIDIA Shield Tablet (Shield Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra K1
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU)
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.371kg
Price: 299 euro
Average Score: 85.88% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 79%, features: 65%, display: 86% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet

89% Nvidia Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 Review | Notebookcheck
Android tablet gaming. New performance records, useful gaming features, and an integrated stylus are to take gaming on a tablet one step further. An attractive price of 299 Euros (~$387) fused with minor production flaws; the Shield tablet was quite convincing in our test.
Testing: Surface Pro 3 and Shield Tablet's Styli
Source: Tested English
The Surface Pro 3 is a great laptop first, OK tablet second. The Shield Tablet is a great streaming (video+games) box first, OK tablet second. Their dual roles don't come at the expense of dealbreaking compromises. That's an approach we're unlikely to see from Apple, even though it is beginning to open up its SDK to third-party accessories like Adobe's Ink and Slide and gamepads. The touch-first emphasis of iOS has kept iPad ahead as the best pure tablet experience, but the touch-only tablet category is shrinking as competitors continue to experiment and innovate--successfully.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/20/2014
80% Nvidia Shield Tablet
Source: Gadget Show English
Nvidia's approach may be slightly different this year, but the end result is the largely the same - if you're serious about Android gaming then this really is the only option in town. It offers console-standard graphics - along with a console-quality controller (albeit at an additional cost) - and a fantastic user experience. Add to this the ability to stream PC games and you've got a slate which will have serious players drooling with excitement; it's just a shame that the controller doesn't come as standard and that there are so few Android games out there that truly push the Shield Tablet to its absolute limits.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Tested In-Depth: Nvidia Shield Tablet and Wireless Controller
Source: Tested English
Nvidia's first Shield device was a good showcase of the Tegra 4 processor, but was limited as a dedicated gaming device. We test the new Shield Tablet and wireless controller, and show off its gaming and productivity features. We also evaluate the stylus, Nvidia's new Grid Beta, and Shield's built-in Twitch streaming capabilities. This ends up being one of our favorite Android tablets, with few compromises for all of its features.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2014
90% Nvidia Shield Tablet
Source: Maximum PC English
Would we buy the Shield Tablet if we owned the original Shield (now renamed the Shield Portable)? Probably not. If we were looking for a new tablet and top-notch gaming performance was on the checklist, the Shield Tablet is easily the top contender today. We’d take it over the second-gen Nexus 7 in a heartbeat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Shield Tablet review: The best tablet for gamers, but not for everyone else
Source: Greenbot English
If you’re a big PC gamer and want to play games on an Android tablet, the Shield Tablet should really be on top of your list. It’s a good enough tablet to do all the regular tablet-y things like email, web browsing, and book reading, and it’s just so much faster and more capable for gaming than any other tablet that there really isn’t any competition. Nvidia does a great job with its tablet software, knowing exactly where to leave Android alone and where to add value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% It's not for everyone, but this tablet stands a fighting chance to win over gamers
Source: Techradar English
Would we buy the Shield Tablet if we owned the original Shield (now renamed the Shield Portable)? Probably not. If we were looking for a new tablet and top notch gaming performance was on the checklist, the Shield Tablet is easily the top contender today. We'd take it over the second-gen Nexus 7 in a heart beat. While we understand why Nvidia decided to separate the cover and controller to keep the prices down and avoid the Kinect factor, we think a bundled package with a small price break as an alternative would have been nice. All things considered though, consider us surprised. The Shield Tablet is pretty dang cool.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
The Fastest Tablet Available
Source: Hot Hardware English
One of NVIDIA’s stated goals with the SHIELD tablet was to build the best tablet for mobile gamers. But to do so, they first had to build a good general-purpose tablet. We think NVIDIA has pulled it off. The build quality on the SHIELD tablet is top notch; the device is rigid, it looks great, and it feels good in the hand. The screen is also very good, the speakers sound great (for a tablet) and general usability is excellent.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2014
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review
Source: Slashgear English
The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet effectively creates a second (or is it a third?) generation for Android tablets and indeed tablets in general with several key features. The ability to seamlessly connect with your PC wirelessly coupled with a robust, high quality build and a dedicated software support system from NVIDIA means the SHIELD Tablet is an undeniable winner.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2014
90% Nvidia Shield Tablet
Source: Maximum PC English
Would we buy the Shield Tablet if we owned the original Shield (now renamed the Shield Portable)? Probably not. If we were looking for a new tablet and top notch gaming performance was on the check list, the Shield Tablet is easily the top contender today. We’d take it over the second-gen Nexus 7 in a heart beat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller Review
Source: Droid-Life English
I think it speaks volumes that the SHIELD Tablet is the first device I have reviewed where I didn’t think anything belonged in a “Not-so-Good” section. During my time with the unit, I didn’t come across a single gripe or pain point, which seems so rare these days. There is always something that I don’t care for in a device, but the SHIELD Tablet simply delivers exactly what it was made to, with no gimmicks and no bullsh*t.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2014
Nvidia Shield Tablet could be Android games console we actually want and here's why
Source: Pocket Lint English
Nvidia is open and honest about why it never brought the Nvidia Shield Android gaming device to the UK or, indeed, anywhere else outside of the US and Canada; it just wasn't good enough. Or, at least, by the time it became good enough something else was planned to supersede it. It was the company's first foray into manufacturing its own hardware and as such was an opportunity for Nvidia to learn more about such factors as the supply chain and distribution. It gained a lot of consumer product experience in the process and now feels ready to further its reach beyond its homeland borders.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2014
Tegra K1 Gaming is Near: NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet & Controller Preview
Source: Techgage English
On the topic of availability, all three components (including the SHIELD Cover, priced at $39), will be available in the US and Canada on July 29th. Europe, which got the shaft when it came to the SHIELD portable (understandably, I suppose – NVIDIA was diving in head-first where releasing its own direct product was concerned), will see availability in mid-August. Finally, we’ll see support for other regions pop up this fall. Overall, I’d say that this is an impressive showing by NVIDIA, and as a big fan of the SHIELD portable, this launch gives me big relief that the series didn’t become a one-off sort of deal. I look forward to seeing the SHIELD Tablet in action.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2014
Hands-On with Nvidia's Shield Tablet
Source: Tested English
Nvidia's first Shield was a dedicated gaming handheld, but its new model is a high-end tablet with gaming accessories. We spend a little time with Nvidia's new Android gaming tablet, compare it to the original Shield portable, and give our thoughts on this device's appeal to PC and mobile gamers.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2014
It's not for everyone, but this tablet stands a fighting chance to win over gamers
Source: Techradar English
The Shield tablet definitely hits a niche. It might not have broad appeal, but for the gamers, it's the only choice out there if you want a solid gaming tablet. It also helps that the tablet comes at great price for such a powerful device. But the Shield tablet also loses some of the quirky charm of its spiritual predecessor. It feels like the Shield portable was an interesting direction for Nvidia to go in. It's not that Nvidia has taken a step back with the Shield Tablet, it's just gone down a different path ...
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2014

Foreign Reviews

88% Nvidia Shield Tablet
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 91% features: 84% display: 89% mobility: 83%
Review: Nvidia Shield Tablet Wifi
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High quality hardware; excellent screen; good sound system. Negative: Battery life should be longer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2014
80% Nvidia Shield Tablet : une tablette gaming un peu jeune, mais à fort potentiel
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2014
Обзор Nvidia Shield Tablet: Геймерский Планшет На Android
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Very powerful hardware; very high brightness of the display. Negative: Speakers should be louder; battery life should be longer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/04/2014

Comment

Model:

The mobile games arena is taking the world by storm and the Nvidia Shield tablet is basically a gaming tablet. With powerful innards running inside and the affordable price, everyone looking for a higher-end tablet should take a look, even if you’re not a gamer.

Its screen measures at 8-inches with a 1920 x 1200 resolution. The IPS display ensures great viewing angles and all your games and movies will look great in Full HD. The star of the show is the 192 core Nvidia Tegra K1 GPU coupled with a 2.2GHz quad core processor. It also has 2 GB of RAM for multitasking.

The Shield tablet is definitely optimized for games and apps and heavy games will run smoothly. You can play simple games, resource hungry games and K1 exclusive and optimized games. It also features PC streaming so that you can play your PC library on your TV. While the display is impressive, it also features stereo front facing speakers which ensure better and clearer sound.

Both the front and rear cameras are 5 MP and comes with HDR. The controller and case that doubles as a stand do not come with the initial price. Nvidia claims that you can get 10 hours out of it but don't expect to watch a movie or play a game for 10 hours straight. For the price, it is a great choice for a tablet and it's also future proof with its powerful hardware.

NVIDIA GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU): In Tegra K1 SoC integrated graphics card based on the Kepler architecture. Features a single SMX with 192 cores and full OpenGL 4.4 support (e.g. with Tessellation).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


K1: System on a Chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets. Integrates a 4+1 Cortex-A15 CPU as well as a Kepler-based GPU with 192 CUDA cores.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.371 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


85.88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-07-24)