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Andy Vandervell


Nvidia Shield Tablet K1

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Reviewed by Sam Loveridge

29 October 2014

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1

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Key features:
  • Brilliant gaming experience
  • Impressive build quality
  • Excellent display
For consumers who are seriously into gaming, look no further than the Nvidia Shield Tablet. It’s far and away the best tablet for gamers on the market right now, having been built to deliver the best experience possible. Under the hood, the custom-built Nvidia Tegra K1 processor clocked at 2.2GHz combined with a 192-core Kepler GPU and 2GB of RAM ensure smooth performance, even while simultaneously running high-end Android games and multiple apps.

In terms of design, it looks slightly like an enlarged HTC One M8, which is no bad thing. The front-facing speakers above and below the screen, along with a pair of speakers on the top and bottom edges, deliver sound that can easily fill a room. At 9.2mm thick, it isn’t the sleekest number we’ve ever seen, but the tapered edges make it comfortable to hold in one hand. The 8-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 display delivers rich colours but isn’t quite bright enough. Premium, Tegra-optimised games and the £49.99 Shield Controller cost extra, but they’re worth it if you're willing to splash the cash.

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At time of review the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 was available for £300.

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February 21, 2016, 11:17 pm

Totally unreliable and useless review, good bye trusted(?)reviews.com


February 22, 2016, 11:36 pm

disagree! have 8 in. Tab 4. too small. better choice for all around is 10 or 12 in. will replace many PCs now in use. add a keyboard and mouse when needed for utility. also SD port and USB an asset. does not have to be paper thin but reasonable weight. a good screen and stable touch an asset. reasonable price a must for success. wishful thinking?

Alex Walsh

February 24, 2016, 3:25 pm

The Nvidia Shield tablet you link to, the K1 version, can be yours new for under £150 now, and as an owner, I think it the best "small" tablet you can buy bar none (especially now they've released the botched Marshmallow update). A new version, based around the X1 SOC has been benchmarked and will presumably be out soon.

I realise aggregating existing reviews into a "best of" feature is a quick way of generating new content but when the original review you link to is, in this instance, dated October 2014, you do need to have a look at whether it's still up to date.

TheSith LordViridis

February 29, 2016, 10:51 am

Go home trusted reviews, you're drunk. No tab a, no tablet z4? Just lol

Ditrih Di

February 29, 2016, 3:07 pm

where teclast, onda, chuwi etc?


March 23, 2016, 8:36 am

later brand like acer, lenovo, dell etc2 are like low class product, but comparing to wtf chinese brand, they are like new level of premium


May 19, 2016, 7:04 pm

The Tab 4 is an absolute horrible tablet, slow, no more updates as Samsung the absolute worst company when it comes to updating their products, garbage display, low resolution, only 1.5GB of RAM in which TouchWiz takes up most of it, the list of what it wrong with that tablet goes on and on. Why you didn't buy something like the Xiaomi MiPad doe the less is beyond me. Just a horrible, horrible tablet. Please, anyone reading these comment, stay as far away Samsung's mid-tier tablets, their simply garbage.


May 19, 2016, 7:05 pm

Why, their right, the Shield is perhaps the best 8" tablet you can buy for the money. Name one other tablet out their that can be had for $200 with these specs.

Rob Pacinelli

August 23, 2016, 9:26 pm

Does MyMatrixTV have an android tablet available?

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