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Nvidia Shield A15 2.2GHz 32GB 8" 4G 3G Tablet

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A15 2.2GHz Android 32GB Sep 2014
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Delivering a balance of power, portability, and performance, the 32GB SHIELD 8" Tablet from NVIDIA features an NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor that taps into the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture... More
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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablets of this age and type.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Shield is 1GHz and the fastest is 2.7GHz. When compared to other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Shield that we have assessed, the Nvidia Shield's processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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4G Compatible

The Nvidia Shield is 4G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Shield are not 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

The Nvidia Shield is 3G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Shield are not 3G compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3G compatible tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad.

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Capacitive Touch Screen Technology

This tablet computer features a Capacitive touch screen technology, which is typical of many tablets of this age and type.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Shield is 1.5MP. The front camera resolution of the Nvidia Shield of 5 megapixels is one of the highest amongst tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Shield.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablets that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Nvidia Shield has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The best display resolution of all tablet computers of this spec and age is 3840 x 2560 pixels and the worst is 480 x 272 pixels.

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Quite Thin

Tablets of a similar spec and age to the Shield have thicknesses of between 6.4mm and 300mm, and the average thickness is 87mm. With a thickness of only 8 millimeters, the Nvidia Shield's thickness is one of the thinnest amongst tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Shield.

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Very Narrow

Across all the tablet computers that have been around for more than two years the widths range from 100mm to 380mm, and the average width is 220mm. The Nvidia Shield is fairly narrow (only 127 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Shield.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This A15 processor tablet computer was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Nvidia Shield has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Shield.

There are a number of alternative 32GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available that you might want to look at including the Google Nexus 10 which has better reviews.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Nvidia Shield has a fairly typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for more than two years.

If you want a higher rear camera resolution then you might want to consider the Blaupunkt 1013 (8MP and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

The Nvidia Shield has a fairly average screen size (8 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Shield.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8" tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus VivoTab Note 8 (£350.00).

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Blaupunkt 1013 (13.3") which is also higher rated.

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Expert Reviews

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14 January 2016

When a newly acquired gadget goes wrong, the first thing any inquisitive user will do is scour the Web for disgruntled fellow-sufferers. And of course will always find them. The next step might be... Read more…

Huge performance potential
Excellent build quality
Now includes remote
GeForce Now is future of consoles Nearsilent in operation
Ample connectivity options
Expensive for a streamer, Android TV missing bigname apps
Nvidia Shield Android TV Review
Limited selection of software and apps
GeForce Now subscription lacks new titles
Remote costs extra
26 December 2015

NVIDIA is known for graphics, but that's not all they've been doing. Over the last few years they've made significant inroads into gaming through the hardware side of things. The NVIDIA SHIELD is... Read more…

23 December 2015

The Nvidia Shield TV is the best-specified media player to date. For a £149 outlay you receive hardware that really is in another league to any other box I can think of. The Tegra X1 processor is...

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14 December 2015

Nvidia's SHIELD TV, based on Android TV, is one of the latest devices to make your TV smarter and is a gaming cord cutter's dream I've been on the verge of complete cord cutting for a while, often... Read more…

7 December 2015

As an Android TV device, there isn't anything better than the Shield TV. While that's a bit of a backhanded compliment, due to Android TV's own limitations, Nvidia's saving grace is its focus on...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Hugo Gracia
Hugo Gracia would recommend the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 (Verified Purchase)

This is basically the same tablet as last year's Nvidia shield tablet minus the stylus and the wall charger. I can do without those things and save[$]any time. Highlights: Smooth performance with... Read more…

Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Claire De Lunacy
Claire De Lunacy would recommend the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 (Verified Purchase)

I was in the market for a tablet to replace my everyday tablet?a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1?and had been considering a variety of options, including the previous iteration of the Nvidia Shield... Read more…

Fast
Gorgeous Display
Great For Gamers
Minimal Bloatware
Powerful
No Accessories Included
So-so battery life
Difficult To Use
No manual
Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Don
Don would recommend the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 (Verified Purchase)

This is, by far, the best tablet I have owned (previous tablets were the Nexus 7 and the Samsung Note 4). The Shield is much more responsive than the others. Most important, it is easy to transfer... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2015 by James
James would recommend the NVIDIA Shield Android TV 4K

I recently got this nVidia Shield console to replace the other media players I've collected. I'm pleased to say it plays SlingTV, Netflix, MKV, MP4, Hi10P videos, and there's a workaround to get... Read more…

2160 60hz
Ease of Use
HDR
Intuitive
Lots of apps
Some apps not supported
(Verified Purchase)

I do love my tablet so much but what i noticed that at times when it drops on floor the case of the back body comes out of place... i thought i am sure it happens only once but it happens... Read more…

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