The NVIDIA Shield Tablet was released late in July and is NVIDIA’s follow-up to its initial attempt at creating a gaming portable in the form of the original Shield handheld gaming console. The new iteration, the Shield Tablet, features a more conventional form as the name suggests and offers a more modular approach at the gaming concept versus the inclusive-gamepad attachment, the new Shield Tablet will have a separate gamepad still bearing the same look as the original Shield.
Reviews for the new Android gaming device from the GPU giant has been mostly positive with the top sentiment echoing across all the technosphere is that it is priced a tad bit higher for mainstream acceptance yet its acceptance is also hindered by the lack of software to fully utilize its potential. Pretty much the same feedback asÂ the Titan Z barring the extortionate price tag. See below for a list of what others in the tech world has to say about the NVIDIA Shield Tablet:
- AnandTechÂ (7/10)– “Given the sheer amount of utility that this device brings to the table, the pricing is definitely set at the right place.”
- TechRadarÂ (4.5/5) – “If we were looking for a new tablet and top notch gaming performance was on the checklist, the Shield Tablet is easily the top contender today.”
- GizmodoÂ (8/10)- “It’s not bar-none the best choice for normals and gamers alikeâ€”that wonderful ideal of gaming hardware that’s also just “the best”â€”but it’s delightfully close for a first stab. The future is bright. Get excited.”
- GamespotÂ (8/10)– “If Nvidia can push the power of its mobile chips every year as much as it does its desktop ones, and if broadband keeps up, within a few years, something like the Shield Tablet may very well be the best way to game.”
- KotakuÂ -Â “With the Shield Tablet, Nvidia started with that perfect rectangle. It’s the core of the product, ready to accommodate more traditional notions of gaming instead of being compromised by them.”
- HexusÂ – “For PC gamers in the market for an Android portable, Shield Tablet makes a lot of sense. For everyone else, it may pay to wait for the software ecosystem to catch up.”
- EuroGamerÂ – “In essence, Shield Tablet is a product before its time – a well-made though not exactly beautiful slate that nonetheless has all the major foundations in place for an excellent gaming experience.”
- SlashGear (9/10) – “The ability to seamlessly connect with your PC wirelessly coupled with a robust, high quality build and a dedicated software support system from NVIDIA means the SHIELD Tablet is an undeniable winner.”
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You can also check out our initial hands-on preview of theÂ NVIDIA Tegra Note 7, recently launched in the Philippines.