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Nvidia Shield A15 2.2GHz 16GB 8" Tablet

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A15 2.2GHz Android 16GB Jul 2014
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Delivering a balance of power, portability, and performance, the 16GB 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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Nvidia Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

Tablet computers manufactured by Nvidia generally have good ratings.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly supported storage media on tablets that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Nvidia Shield has a very fast processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years. Tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Shield have processor frequencys of between 1GHz and 2.7GHz.

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Capacitive Touchscreen Type

This tablet computer features a Capacitive touchscreen type, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Shield is 0.3MP, the highest is 5MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.5MP. At 5 megapixels, the Nvidia Shield has a very high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Shield.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on similar spec tablets that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Nvidia Shield is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Shield the worst display resolution is 480 x 272 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Very Thin

The thinnest depth of tablets that came out more than two years ago is 6mm and the thickest is 280mm. With a depth of only 8 millimeters, the Nvidia Shield has one of the thinner depths amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablet computers of this type and age, the Nvidia Shield is not 3G.

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Not 4G

Most tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Shield are not 4G. The Nvidia Shield is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

Tablets which are 4G that might be worth considering include the Huawei MediaPad X1[plb_2309419_price] which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nvidia Shield

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Nvidia tablet has been on the market for over two years.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Nvidia Shield has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Shield.

Tablet computers with a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) that might be worth looking at include the DELL Venue 8[plb_2705354_price] (8MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Nvidia Shield has a relatively typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Shield.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nvidia Shield has a fairly typical display diagonal (8 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the Shield.

If you would prefer a tablet with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the DELL Venue 8[plb_2705354_price] (8.4" and higher rated).

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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Expert Reviews

(244)
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...

HEXUS.net

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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DELL Venue 11 Pro vs Nvidia Shield

DELL Venue 11 Pro vs Nvidia Shield
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Z3775D 1.5GHz 32GB 10.8"
Nvidia Shield
A15 2.2GHz 16GB 8"
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DELL Venue 11 Pro vs Nvidia Shield

DELL Venue 11 Pro vs Nvidia Shield
DELL Venue 11 Pro
i5-4300Y 1.6GHz 256GB 10.8"
Nvidia Shield
A15 2.2GHz 16GB 8"
£
Vastly Larger Internal Storage Capacity
Significantly Larger Internal Memory
38% Higher Rear Camera Resolution
A Lot Larger Screen Size
Two Times Lower Front Camera Resolution
One Less Built-In Speaker

DELL Venue 11 Pro vs Nvidia Shield

DELL Venue 11 Pro vs Nvidia Shield
DELL Venue 11 Pro
i3-4020Y 1GHz 128GB 10.8" 3G
Nvidia Shield
A15 2.2GHz 16GB 8"
£
Larger Internal Storage Capacity
Larger Internal Memory
A Lot Higher Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Larger Display Diagonal
1.2GHz Slower Processor Frequency
Two Times Lower Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
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