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This past year at CES Nvidia introduced a new mobile product called the Shield. At the time, even after having a little time to play with it on the show floor, you could say I wasn’t exactly excited about it. The idea of gaming on a tablet was starting to win me over but I just couldn’t imagine trying to carry around something so bulky. This past spring and summer I spent even more time gaming on my tablets, especially the Nexus 7. Emulators and an ever growing collection of games started to win me over. Add in Nvidia’s changes to their drivers and the possibility of being able to stream PC gaming to the Shield and by the time it launched I had been converted into a full on fan of the device. Now nearly a year after its introduction I can finally sit down and talk about my experience with the Shield. Did it live up to my expectations? Read on time find out.

Product Name: Nvidia Shield

Review Sample Provided by: Nvidia

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

 

Specifications

Processor

NVIDIA Tegra 4 Quad Core Mobile Processor with 2GB RAM

Display

5 inch 1280x720 (294 ppi) Multi-Touch Retinal Quality Display

Audio

Integrated Stereo Speakers with Built-in Microphone

Storage

16GB Flash Memory

Custom Armor Color

Silver

Wireless

802.11n 2x2 Mimo 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 3.0

GPS

Connectivity

Mini-HDMI output

Micro-USB 2.0

MicroSD storage slot

3.5mm stereo headphone jack with microphone support

Motion Sensors

3 Axis Gyro

3 Axis Accelerometer

Input controls

Dual analog joysticks

D-pad

Left/right analog triggers

Left/right bumpers

A/B/X/Y buttons

Volume control

Android Home and Back buttons

Start button

NVIDIA power/multi-function button

Battery

28.8 Watt Hours

Weight & Size

579 grams

158mm (w) x 135mm (D) x 57mm (H)

Operating System

Android Jelly Bean OS

Software

Google Play

TegraZone

Sonic 4 Episode II THD

Expendable: Rearmed

Hulu Plus

TwitchTV

 

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33495 20 Dec 2013 18:05
I hope everyone is having a nice Friday and getting ready for the crazy week we will all have next week. Today I have a special review, a look at the Nvidia Shield. Please let me know what you think!
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Plague replied the topic: #33499 20 Dec 2013 18:55
question the first graphic in the benchmark section doesn't have the shield listed, was that correct?
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33503 20 Dec 2013 19:27
Thanks for pointing that out, that is an old benchmark that wouldn't let me run anylonger
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Plague replied the topic: #33504 20 Dec 2013 21:49
garfi3ld wrote:
Thanks for pointing that out, that is an old benchmark that wouldn't let me run anylonger

ahh well that explains that. hehe

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