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Nvidia Shield

Nvidia Shield
alaScore 96

659 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analysed 46 expert reviews and 613 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 82/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Dec 9, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 145666 reviews from other Game Consoles. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 15, 2018.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Nvidia Shield TV

 

Nvidia Shield review: The best 4K, HDR-ready streaming box around

Small, compact design ; Controller and remote included ; 4K and HDR support ; GeForce Now cloud streaming is great ; Best TV box for gaming

Smart home function aren't available yet ; Not a huge step forward from the last version

The Shield TV remains the best streaming box around. Its only a shame that its best features haven’t arrived yet.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Gilbert (engadget.com)

NVIDIA Shield review (update: video!)

 

More InfoHands-on with NVIDIA ShieldNVIDIA Shield now $300NVIDIA Shield ships July 31stNVIDIA Shield is a truly strange device. It combines

Fast and powerful ; Gorgeous screen ; Excellent media player ; Impressive battery life

Heavy, not very portable ; Gamepad needs work, thumbsticks too low

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.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Nvidia Shield

 

One plucky palomino is the world of media streamers, represented by the Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku . They're all cheap, work great (more or less) and are only growing in popularity and app support.

The Nvidia Shield Android TV streaming box offers best-in-class hardware, connectivity and gaming capabilities. It works with 4K streaming services including Netflix and YouTube. The Android TV platform delivers good conversational voice search from...

It's more expensive than any other streamer and doesn't include a remote, aside from the game controller. Native app selection is still weaker than that of Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. The menu system seems designed to push users toward Google's...

The Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops will appeal to geeks, and software updates have made it more stable, but app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Nvidia Shield

 

The Nvidia Shield is one of the most impressive, powerful, and versatile handheld gaming systems we've ever tested. And it doubles as a full-blown Android device.

Comfortable gamepad with powerful Gamepad Mapper feature. Excellent build quality. Very fast for an Android device. Lots of connection and storage options. Local PC game streaming works well

Expensive for a gaming handheld. PC game streaming is unreliable outside of home networks and requires specific GeForce hardware

Since mobile gaming has become so prevalent, the idea of game systems, handhelds, and mobile devices as separate product categories has blurred. There are dedicated systems like the Nintendo 3DS and Sony PlayStation Vita, but there are also...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

Nvidia Shield review

 

Last summer, I bought an iPad 3. I convinced myself I'd use it for everything: showing off wedding photos, reading all those neglected articles I save to Pocket, and as a second monitor for my...

Excellent screen ; Killer controls ; Solid battery life ; PC gaming anywhere in the house

Android isn't a great gaming platform ; PC streaming requires expensive hardware ; How do you hold it for anything else?

The Shield is fantastic — for a particular person

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

Nvidia Shield review

 

Nvidia Shield runs Android and streams PC games - is it a winning combination?

Xbox 360-style controller ; Great 720p screen ; PC game streamin

Expensive for what it is ; Small number of games ; Awkward touchscreen controls

Expert review by : Brian Klug (anandtech.com)

NVIDIA Shield Review: At the Crossroads of PC and Mobile Gaming

 

NVIDIA is doing something different with Tegra 4, very different. To bring up its silicon, each vendor usually makes a reference design phone and tablet with a selection of approved components, packages a BSP (Board Support Package), and ships that and...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Nvidia Shield

 

Nvidia just put the mobile gaming market in its crosshairs. Its novel new device, called the Shield, combines console-like controls with a 5-inch display, giving Android gamers greater control than using a touchscreen alone. But that's not all. This...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Nvidia Shield (2017) review

 

Nvidia Shield is the perfect addition to your audiovisual arsenal

4K HDR streaming ; Google Assistant/Home integration ; Amazon Instant Video on Android ; Three ways to play

Controller isn’t console-quality ; GeForce Now is still hit-or-miss ; A bit pricey for a 4K streamer

All things considered, the Nvidia Shield is an excellent streaming box. There are other options out there for less than the Shield’s price point worth considering but, should you desire a 4K video streaming player that can handle some of your favorite...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

NVIDIA SHIELD Review

 

NVIDIA SHIELD Review | In addition to running Android games, the NVIDIA SHIELD can also stream PC games by basically turning your PC into a private cloud gaming service like Onlive or Gaikai

I wouldn’t be surprised to hear very heated debates about people should get a SHIELD. It is an “extreme” device which has been designed to offer a “no-compromise” Android Gaming experience, and this is exactly what it delivers. Like any other extreme...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Memory

Internal Memory:3000

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMV, eAAC+

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 BLE
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB / HDMI,USB
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of gamepads included:1
Video game included:N

Performance

Frame rate:60
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Internal Memory:3072
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Platform:Shield
Processor Model:NVIDIA Tegra X1
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Supported video modes:2160p

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Frequency band:2.4 - 5
HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB ports quantity:2
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac

Power

Power consumption (typical):10
Power Supply:40

Processor

Processor Manufacturer:nVidia
Processor Model:TEGRA X1

Software

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WMA / AAC,AAC+,AMR,FLAC,MP3,OGG,PCM,WMA
Google applications:Google Play
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1
Video apps:NetFlix, YouTube / NetFlix,YouTube
Video formats supported:ASF, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, M2TS, MKV, MOV, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV9, XVID / ASF,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,H.265,M2TS,MKV,MOV,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,VP9,WMV9,XVID

Storage

Built-In Optical Drive:Y
Card reader integrated:N / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13 / 130
Height :2.5 / 25
Weight:250 / 654
Width:21 / 210