The Nvidia Shield is a portable gaming device with a flip-up, 5-inch display with a 1280 x 720 resolution. It features a full suite of game controls, including a/b/x/y face buttons, twin analog sticks, triggers, etc. It runs Android Jelly Bean and is equipped with a Tegra 4 quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage.
- Offers a fully immersive gaming experience on the go
- Has all of the buttons a gamer could want
- Streams PC games--if you have the right NVIDIA GPU
- Excellent battery life, sound quality, and display
- Heavy, not as portable as other dedicated gaming devices
- Regular Android games are playable only in portrait mode
- Somewhat expensive considering its limitations--you still need a phone to stay in touch
- PC streaming requires very particular hardware
Quick TakeWhile a solid portable gaming device, the Nvidia Shield will only appeal to users with a very specific set of needs, as it has some serious limitations.
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