The Nvidia Shield brings console-level quality to portable Android gaming, but it needs a higher quality list of compatible games before it can truly rival the Vita or 3DS.
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The Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops will appeal to geeks, and software updates have made it more stable, but app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.
Even if you don't take advantage of its gaming prowess, the Nvidia Shield Tablet is one of the most versatile -- and affordable -- high-performance 8-inch Android slates you can buy.
It's easy, free and takes the hassle out of setting up a server on a computer.
Plex has had a great Android TV application for quite some time, but it's getting supercharged with full media server access on the Nvidia Shield.
Looking to close the "app gap" with streaming competitors Roku, Apple and Amazon Fire TV, the high-end Android TV device from Nvidia will add a bunch of new services, with a concentration on 4K and high dynamic range content.
Nvidia wants to get its beefy gaming tablet into your hands this holiday season.
With more than 50 older games available to play instantly, plus the option to purchase select first-run titles, Nvidia challenges PlayStation Now with its new Internet-based gaming service.
Jen-Hsun Huang also says even with low sales of the tablet so far, Nvidia's in the hardware market for the long haul.
The 8-inch Shield tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015 are at risk of overheating, the company says.