Tablet computing has emerged tremendously in the last few years, and a lot of people enjoy their movies, check mail or perform numerous others tasks on mobile devices. But while mobile phones and tablets are very good platforms when it comes to smaller tasks, tablet gaming can be a real pain because you can play only Android / iOS games that work on your mobile phone as well.
Thankfully, NVIDIA SHIELD is here to solve the problem by providing the first tablet in the world built specifically for gaming. Just when you start looking at it you can clearly see that this is a good looking, yet very powerful device. NVIDIA really knocked it out of the park when it comes to delivering a state of the art, professional design that is really appealing.
However, things get even better when you start to see what’s under the hood. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, NVIDIA SHIELD is an 8 inch tablet with a resolution of 1920×1200 that can help you play just about anything. What’s astonishing here is that the K1 processor built in this device provides a power similar to the desktop counterparts, despite being brought in a very small package.
The ability to play the latest games in full HD on your tablet is astonishing, but while you can use the touch controls for this, you can easily try and add connect a wireless controller created by NVIDIA specifically for this gaming machine.
This extreme gaming performance comes with a very small price, which is astonishing to say the least. Yes, price will differ as you increase performance, but that is to be expected. NVIDIA SHIELD comes with a stand included in the package, a stand that will help your tablet sit like a monitor. Thanks to the front facing speakers, you will be able to play the games in a more immersive manner, mainly due to the 5.1 sound.
What we really enjoy is that this device isn’t created for gaming only, as artists or people with the need for a powerful tablet can use it as well. Thanks to the powerful GPU included in the NVIDIA SHIELD, you can easily run application such as Photoshop or Dabbler to modify or create images according to your needs, with crisp details and immediate response.
In our opinion, one of the major features is that the NVIDIA SHIELD brings a console mode in which you just need to hook it up to a TV and play at your own leisure with your friends or family. Moreover, with NVIDIA SHIELD you can even perform streaming to Twitch or locally.
NVIDIA SHIELD simple blew us away with the shear amount of quality and the immense processing power packaged into such a small device. It’s more than a simple tablet, it’s a revolutionary tool that expands PC gaming onto tablets. With a reasonable price, numerous accessories and lots of games to play on it, NVIDIA SHIELD provides you with an on-the-go gaming experience that you always wanted.
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