Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NVIDIA Shield Tablet Review - MobileTechReview

Lisa Gade reviews the NVIDIA Shield Tablet, an 8” Android gaming tablet running on the 2.2GHz NVIDIA K1 quad core CPU with 192 core Kepler graphics. This powerhouse tablet is the fastest on the US market as of summer 2014, and it has a 1920 x 1200 display, front facing stereo speakers, 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of storage plus a microSD card slot.

The tablet has dual band WiFi 802.11n with MIMIO, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and a GPS with GLONASS. It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with NVIDIA customizations for gaming and game streaming including Twitch support, NVIDIA Grid gaming, GameStream streaming from your gaming PC to the tablet and console mode via HDMI out to a TV. 

The $299 model has WiFi and 16 gigs of storage. NVIDIA says a 32 gig version with pentaband 4G LTE is coming. NVIDIA sells a wireless Shield controller separately, and we’ll cover the controller and PC game streaming in a separate review (this is the main review that covers everything else).

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