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Nvidia Shield

alaTest has collected and analyzed 566 reviews of Nvidia Shield. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the portability and reliability.

usability, price, design, size, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nvidia Shield is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nvidia Shield

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 user reviews of Nvidia Shield from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Reviews about the connectivity and size are on the whole positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the portability.

usability, design, price, size, connectivity

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2017

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: Ian Paul (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nvidia Shield review

 

The Nvidia Shield sure has gone through a lot of changes in the past few weeks. After the portable Android-based gaming device was given a sturdier design, a $50 price cut, and a delayed release date, it finally started shipping in the US this week. So...

The Shield is an impressive bit of hardware but it's niche - and it doesn't really replace any of the devices you already likely own.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Adam Rosenberg (mashable.com)

Nvidia's Shield box makes cutting the cord an attractive, if pricey, proposition

 

The Nvidia Shield console is a small and powerful media streaming/gaming device for your living room, but can it please would-be cord-cutters?

4K media streaming works great if you've a 4K TV ; Diversity of options for high-end gaming ; Android TV has lots of growth potential

Key media apps are missing ; No remote control packed in, only a gamepad ; Pricey

The Nvidia Shield packs in enough power and growth potential to get wannabe cord-cutters excited, but its steep price is a deal breaker.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Hunter Skipworth (digitalspy.com)

Nvidia Shield hands-on: First impressions of new tablet and controller

 

Nvidia's second attempt at a tablet comes in the form of the far more potent Shield, which is, rather predictably, designed to be gaming-centric from the ground up.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (pocketgamer.co.uk)

Nvidia Shield

 

The ultimate Android gaming device?

The Shield is a formidable chunk of gaming hardware that takes Android gaming to the next level, but the lack of notable exclusives means that seasoned players may ignore it in favour of established - but less powerful - alternatives

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Nvidia Shield

 

Forget the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS - the most powerful handheld on the market right now is the Nvidia Shield, an Android-powered behemoth packing the Tegra 4 chipset, Nvidia's most adept mobile tech yet. However, it's currently exclusive to the US and...

The Nvidia Shield isn't going to be for everyone - the price tag alone will be enough to put off many potential buyers, and the lack of truly killer games on the Google Play market rather limits its appeal with hardcore players. However, if you value...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: SKYMTL (hardwarecanucks.com)

NVIDIA SHIELD Review; Android & More

 

When it was announced NVIDIA's SHIELD became one of the most talked-about gaming devices around since it was as unexpected as it was mysterious. At

Going into this review, I’ll admit that my expectations for SHIELD were rather low. It looked bulky, a price of \9 seemed too high and,

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (flatpanelshd.com)

Nvidia Shield

 

Nvidia Shield is one of the first game consoles built on Google's new "Android TV" operating system. Most of us normally associate a game console with a big bulky black box made by Sony or Microsoft so can Nvidia and Google really pull this off?...

Supports HD & 4K (HEVC & VP9) ; Nvidia GRID is promising ; 4K Netflix & YouTube ; Media player + gaming in one

Freezes/crashes ; Key apps missing ; Not powerful enough ; Game controller feels cheap

Nvidia Shield is one of the first game consoles based on Android TV; Google’s operating system for TV. With its powerful hardware and a 500GB hard drive it supports games, apps, streaming, 4K video, and much more, but Google still dictates the general...

Expert review by: Jimmy Thang (maximumpc.com)

Nvidia Shield Review

 

With the Shield, Nvidia aims to deliver a powerful gaming handheld centered around the Android ecosystem and the ability to stream PC games locally onto a mobile device. It's an ambitious endeavor, but is the Nvidia Shield able to achieve those lofty...

Bulky; heavy; many features are still wonky

Bulky; heavy; many features are still wonky

Aug, 2013

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
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: 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: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Frequency band:2.4 - 5
HDMI: 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: Yes
Wi-Fi standards: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
Google applications:Google Play
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1
Video apps: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

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13
Height :2.5
Weight:250 / 654
Width:21