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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While the Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops make it the most potent Android TV device yet, 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.
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.
The Nvidia Shield is the most potent Android TV device yet, bringing 4K video, solid gaming and plenty of horsepower to the streaming platform. But it's still a niche product.
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The Nvidia Shield offers gamers an affordable, high-performance set-top box that combines the best of Android TV and Nvidia's own GRID online gaming service.