NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet (WiFi)
Great performance, but cracked edges could be prob
As far as performance, I would highly recommend this tablet. It’s fast and can run many apps. The only problem I’ve run into is battery life and getting anything other than the charger it came with to charge it properly. It tends to lose charge even when plugged in and running game apps. NVidia should sell extra chargers.
The big con on this tablet is the issue of the cracked edges that is ongoing with most all tablets being sold. I had my tablet for a month and thought I wouldn’t get the cracked edge monster visiting, but I did (see photo). After reading the forums from the website, the replacements that come from NVidia are not much better, either being refurbs or just plain used devices with more problems than what it replaced. I'm holding off getting mine replaced as I don't want a refurb from NVidia that could be worse than the original.
So, overall, performance is outstanding but because of the cosmetics of the case (it’s cracking on the edges that the battery is and is probably due to warm battery), I would suggest waiting until NVidia gets out the kinks of this tablet first. I’m sure they will, eventually.
Nvidia shield tablet is one incredible piece of hardware, Buy it! You'll love it! I have had mine for two weeks now and I can do anything with it. My banking, Taxes and some awesome Android gaming. The controller I wish was included, Or they should have made a bundle with the controller packaged in. The controller really adds to the already incredible tablet. You can even upgrade the memory with an micro sd card. I say a must buy for gamers or for people who want a tablet.
Most impressive overall tablet I've used...
At first glance I thought this tablet was very "niche". . . However, after spending some time researching a little deeper into the system, I found it does EVERYTHING a Samsung Galaxy Tab or ASUS this or whatever Android tablet would do... but BETTER. Simply because of the raw processing power, additional GPU, higher amount of RAM. The only compliant I have is the lack of available accessories(Case, Covers, Screen Protectors, Extra Stylists) I'm sure with time they'll be launched. I also love the fact that it can support a 128BG microSD card. . . This is my third Android tablet and by FAR the most responsive, I also have iPads, and they've always been the most "fluid" however, this tablet stays right on par!
THE POWERHOUSE of tablets
Does everything and more, eats ipads for breakfast. is the ultimate gaming device that makes the Sony vita cry.
Absolutely the best Tablet created
Fantastic, best tablet I've ever used by far. Everything loads and moves very quick and the full HD display is amazing. I believe this has the prefect size for a tablet, it's just big enough where I can hold it vertically with one hand and it's comfortable to type in both portrait and landscape modes. I played a few games and the Shield plays them insanely good. The tablet is very well made and I think for $300 this is the ultimate tablet for anyone, hardcore gamer or not. I have no complaints on the actual tablet, I just wish there were cases out for this awesome device because the official cover is nice but I'm still not going to put it in my backpack with books. If you are looking for a tablet, know that the Shield is absolute beast.
Even though with the 8' screen it has the best video quality of any tablet on the market. With 5mp front and rear camras also the best on the market. It has one of the best graphics card than anything it acts more like a concole than a tablet. My only dislike is the 8 inch screen it could be a 10.1 or bigger but it my lower the resolution but 8 inch is big enough. it has a very good price at only 299 for the quality and the specs its a steal. I agree that sales are down but it is a new gadget dont expect people to buy it new. its worth the 299 people so buy it if you all can.
Great hardware concept but after the shield meh...
Considering how poorly the Shield was supported and how few units the device sold....I'm very skeptical on this one..It's just too niche of a device and i don't see enough devs writing in specific support for this thing.