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NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1


NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1
NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 (Shield Series)
Nvidia Tegra K1 4 x 2.3 GHz, Logan (Cortex-A15 "r3" + Kepler-GPU)
8.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
356 g ( = 12.56 oz / 0.78 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1

80% Nvidia Shield Tablet K1
Source: PC Mag English version
The Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 is a great midrange slate, and not just for gaming. It delivers powerful performance, a light and unassuming body, and very good battery liffe. Add to that the fact that it can play more games than any other Android tablet, and you have a winner for gamers and non-gamers alike. The Predator 8 gets you better sound quality and haptic feedback, but it costs $100 more and doesn't have access to GeForce Now games. The Galaxy Tab S2 is another good choice, with a sharper screen and multi-window multitasking, but it's even more expensive at $400. That makes the K1 a top pick among midrange tablets, and an Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review - now with Android Marshmallow
Source: Expert Reviews English version
We loved the Nvidia Shield when it first arrived, and the price cut only makes us love it more. For £150 there’s very little else out there that’s as powerful or as flexible when it comes to gaming. Losing the stylus and power adaptor to significantly lower the price doesn’t make it any less of a bargain, as we didn’t find the stylus very useful and have plenty of USB cables lying around. The design, while tweaked, can’t compete with the Asus ZenPad S, and many will prefer Google’s Nexus 9 for its 4:3 aspect ratio display, but you’ll have to spend significantly more to get anything better. It retains its Best Buy award.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
With the Shield Tablet K1, Nvidia has done it again – producing an excellent mobile gaming device in the form of a powerful Android tablet. And all for the very affordable price of £149.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English version
At just £149, the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 offers very strong value for money - although of course you'll need to stump up anohter £49.99 for the controller and £19.99 for the Nvidia cover. However, that's still a solid deal and well worth grabbing if you're a big gaming fan and don't already own last year's Shield Tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

86% Nvidia Shield Tablet K1
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
82% Recenzja Nvidia Shield Tablet K1
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 82% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 65%


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).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


This display format is in the mid-range for smartphones. It offers a compromise between good visibility, details and resolution on the screen, and you can still fit it into trouser pockets.

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

88%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-12- 6)