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Nvidia Shield K1 Tablet Review Nvidia Shield K1 Tablet Review
Dubbed to be the best android gaming tablet in the market, the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 is the second generation of the Nvidia Shield... Nvidia Shield K1 Tablet Review

Dubbed to be the best android gaming tablet in the market, the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 is the second generation of the Nvidia Shield Tablet superseding a significant part of features that its predecessor had.

I first encountered the Nvidia Shield Tablet back in 2014 where at the time an atmosphere of anticipation had been making its round in the online android community – all its features was a perfect fit for a gamer fanatic or a casual tablet user looking for an alternative tablet in the market in the 8-14 inch bracket range. But there was just one thing, it was heftily overpriced with the pre-order coming in at £299 and getting decreased to £250 a year later under great rigorous search in the internet for a discount or a questionable bargain. The company had not received a massive reception compared to other tablets released in its time such as the Nexus 9, Ipad 3 and Surface pro 3. And so, I was not convinced to purchase it however, this would all change when Nvidia decided to create an overhaul with the whole tablet and redevelop it in 2015.

The asking price for a tablet is always a sensitive subject to talk about especially when alternatives like phablets offers more usability functions to users but when priced right it just makes all that difference. The major difference from 1st generation Nvidia Shield Tablet to the 2nd generation Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 was the price which had at one point reached as low as £149 although I bought mine for £169. If you are looking to buy this tablet you should read on below for its pros and cons as well as its features overview:

GENERAL Specification Pros Cons
Dimensions (mm) 221.00 x 126.00 x 9.20 Tegra K1 is an extremely powerful processor. Limited storage, 16GB isn’t enough for a gaming tablet.
Weight (g) 390 Great form factor. The power button and volume rocker are squishy.
Battery capacity (mAh) 5,200 mAh DirectStylus and SHIELD Controller. SHIELD Controller is sold separately.
Removable battery No Direct-from-NVIDIA OTAs. Battery life not great.
Colours Black Gamestream makes PC gaming portable. Limited outdoor visibility
DISPLAY Great Gaming Performance. Little evolution from predecessor.
Screen size (inches) 8 Front facing speakers. Screen not stellar.
Resolution 1920×1200 pixels Industrial design. Have to purchase other accessories to fully experience tablet.
Pixels per inch (PPI) 283 Good Development Community. Overheating problems.
HARDWARE  SOFTWARE  Specification
Processor 2.2GHz quad-core  Operating System Android 5.0.
Processor make Nvidia Tegra K1  Nvidia Shield Hub Android Gaming store.
RAM 2GB CONNECTIVITY
Internal storage 16GB  Wi-Fi Yes.
Expandable storage 128 micro sd card  Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 n.
CAMERA  GPS Yes.
Rear camera 5-megapixel  Bluetooth Yes V.400.
Flash No.  NFC No.
Front camera 5-megapixel Infrared No.
Front Flash No. Headphones 3.5mm.
CONNECTIVITY No. FM No.
FM Number of Sims 0.
GSM/ CDMA N/A. Sim Type N/A.
Voice Calling N/A.  3G Frequencies Yes.
Wi-Fi Yes.  4G/LTE Yes.
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 n  Sensors
GPS Yes.  Compasess/Magnetometer Yes.
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00  Proximity sensor No.
NFC No.  Accelerometer Yes.
Infrared No.  Ambient light sensor No.
Headphones 3.5mm  Gyroscope Yes.
FM No.  Barometer No.
Number of SIMs 0  Temperature sensor No.

 

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