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Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1481 reviews of Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the touch screen and camera. There are some mixed views about the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The durability and battery also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the design.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 user reviews of Nvidia Shield / Shield Tablet K1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Sam Loveridge (trustedreviews.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet

 

A tablet designed by gamers for gamers

Excellent screen ; Tegra-optimised games look amazing ; Great build quality ; Powerful processor

Need to buy controller to get the full experience ; Screen could be brighter

Unlike rival tablets, the Shield Tablet isn't equipped with Dolby technology or any other audio enhancements that Nvidia has mentioned anyway. However, it does have a dual bass reflex port to help reduce distortion at high levels.

Oct, 2014

Pocket-lint recommended

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet

 

When we reviewed the Nvidia Shield Tablet last year it ticked every box when faced with Android competition and even offered a lot that others couldn't, with its gaming prowess thanks to dedicated graphics hardware. We were also impressed by the £240...

Graphical abilities ahead of any others in its price range, superbly geared towards providing the best Android gaming experience, can be used as a console through HDMI connection, great stereo sound

Not the best looker on the planet, comes so bare boned you don’t even get a charging cable

We loved the original Shield Tablet but were somewhat surprised that Nvidia decided to tweak this year's Tablet K1 model rather than load it with more recent technologies.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet review: The Android gaming powerhouse

 

The idea of serious gaming on a tablet device originally went south for us the moment we tried to control a first-person shooter using touchscreen controls. They are too clumsy for reversal of movement or reactionary firing, leading to an okay but not...

Superbly powerful in all tasks - not just for gaming, doubles as a capable home console through HDMI hook-up, can stream PC games to play on the tablet, some games optimised for the Shield alone, soon to get Android 5.0 Lollipop

Perhaps a little heavy although understandably, to get the most from it you’ll need to invest in the game controller and cover too, screen a little off-white

As we are gamers at heart, the Nvidia Shield Tablet's primary focus appeals to us greatly. It has been designed by gamers for gamers, offering multiple ways to enjoy interactive entertainment in all its forms. Like all Android tablets, it is very...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nvidia Shield Tablet review

 

We put Nvidia's miniature mighty slate through its paces to see if it really is the best gaming tablet ever made

Solid build ; Incredibly powerful ; Frees up your games library ; Console-quality controller

Whole package is expensive if you’re not a PC gamer ; More Android games need to take advantage of all that power ; Contrast could be better

The Shield's sheer power and gaming smarts are incredible, but it's only worth a look if you've got a gaming PC to take advantage of it

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet could be Android games console we actually want and here's why - Pocket-lint

 

Nvidia is open and honest about why it never brought the Nvidia Shield Android gaming device to the UK or, indeed, anywhere else outside of the US and

Jul, 2014

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review

 

Nvidia's latest is the small, powerful sweet spot of Android tablets

Understated design ; Incredible value ; Can stream PC games ; Runs Android 7.0 Nougat

Doesn't include charger ; Accessories can become costly ; It's a fingerprint-magnet

Miss the Nexus 7? Me too. Thankfully, Nvidia's fills the void perfectly with this stellar tablet. It offers a killer value, solid performance and exclusive features.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Jimmy Thang and Lily Prasuethsut (techradar.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet review

 

It's not for everyone, but this tablet stands a fighting chance to win over gamers.

Decently priced ; Great specs ; Possible alternative to Steam Machines

Not as portable as the first ; Contoller is beefy

The Nvidia Shield tablet isn't as portable as its predecessor, but it's the tablet the gamers deserve.

Jun, 2015

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: Now with Android Marshmallow

 

Ditching superfluous features makes the Shield K1 one of the best sub-£200 Android tablets

We loved the Nvidia Shield when it first arrived, and the price cut only makes us love it more. For £150 there’s very little else out there that’s as powerful or as flexible when it comes to gaming. Losing the stylus and power adaptor to significantly...

Apr, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nvidia Shield Tablet review - updated with Marshmallow and Vulkan API

 

The Shield Tablet is more than the most powerful Android gaming tablet available; you can also use it play PC games with Nvidia GameStream

The Shield's screen isn’t the best we've seen, but it's reasonable, and the tablet is certainly keenly priced considering its specifications and performance. If you'd like a tablet for gaming which also has strong performance in everyday use, it's a...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 Review: In Depth

 

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 Review: The latest version of Nvidia's own-brand gaming tablet doesn't mess with a winning formula.

Flexible gaming ; GeForce Now ; Sharp, vibrant screen ; Strong value for money

Very little evolution ; Battery life could be better

At just £149, the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 offers very strong value for money – although of course you’ll need to stump up anohter £49.99 for the controller and £19.99 for the Nvidia cover.

Nov, 2015