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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1

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  • More ways to game with Android games and GeForce NOW cloud gaming service.
  • Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, featuring a 192-core NVIDIA Kepler GPU and 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU.
  • Full HD 1080p, 8-inch display, and dual-front facing speakers for incredible video and sound.
  • MicroSD slot provides expandable storage up to 128 GB.
  • The optional tablet cover and SHIELD controller make SHIELD tablet K1 the ultimate tablet for gamers.
  • Uses standard USB-to-Micro USB cable for charging. Cable not included. World Charger sold separately.

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The new NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1 is a high-performance Android tablet that transforms into an amazing gaming machine with the SHIELD controller and GeForce NOW game-streaming service. Get incredible graphics powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor which features a 192-core NVIDIA Kepler CPU and 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU. Join GeForce NOW to connect to NVIDIA's gaming supercomputers and enjoy unlimited streaming of popular PC games or buy newly released games from the online store. The SHIELD tablet K1 features a Full HD 1080p, 8-inch display and dual-front facing speakers for incredible video and sound. With the optional tablet cover doubling as a kickstand and the advanced SHIELD controller, this is the ultimate tablet for gamers. Note: Uses standard USB-to-Micro USB cable for charging. Cable not included. World Charger sold separately.

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 8 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Max Screen Resolution 1920x1200 pixels
Processor 2.2 GHz Tegra K1
RAM 2 GB
Hard Drive 16 GB
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA 192-core Maxwell
Wireless Type 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth
Brand Name NVIDIA
Series Shield Tablet K1
Item model number 940-81761-2500-500
Hardware Platform Android
Operating System Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Android 6.0 Marshmallow Over-The-Air upgrade available)
Item Weight 12.5 ounces
Product Dimensions 8.8 x 5 x 0.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 8.8 x 5 x 0.36 inches
Color Black
Rear Webcam Resolution 5 MP
Processor Brand NVIDIA
Processor Count 4
Computer Memory Type SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 16 GB
Battery Type 1 Lithium Ion battery (included)
Batteries 1 A batteries required. (included)

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ASIN B0171BS9CG
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4.2 out of 5 stars 832 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #819 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#207 in Computers & Accessories > Tablets
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available November 17, 2015

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Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Style Name: Tablet Verified Purchase
About 2 to 3 months ago, as I began to realize that (most likely) the Kindle Fire HDX 7 was not going to receive any more updates, I reevaluated my needs for a tablet. It eventually dawned on me that the main reason I'd originally gravitated towards a Kindle Fire HDX was because, despite being steeped in the Amazon subsystem, it was one of the most powerful devices for the price at the time.

However, it further dawned on me that the only content I *needed* to be able to utilize a tablet for, where Amazon is concerned, are videos and music; and those can be accessed on any Android tablet. So I begun to look for a suitable replacement. At the time, I considered several tablets - the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Tab S2, Kindle Fire HD8, and so on. I eventually settled on, and ordered, a Galaxy Tab S, but despite being a very nice tablet, Samsung has had a reputation for barely supporting their tablets for the requisite 18 months.

Having considered the Nvidia Shield Tablet in the past, I'd been seriously interested in it, but not at the price point of $299 at the time; so imagine my surprise when the same tablet (sans stylus and charging cables) was rereleased as the Shield Tablet K1 just 3 days ago. I returned my Galaxy Tab S and ordered the Shield Tablet K1.

Put simply, I believe it is by FAR the best tablet for under $200.

Display: While not *quite* as nice as the one on the Galaxy Tab S, it's nowhere NEAR bad. Accurate color representation, very bright.
Size: It's a bit thicker than some tablets might be - 9.3mm as opposed to the 6mm or so that a Samsung Galaxy Tab S is - but not at all unpleasant to hold.
Build quality: I believe this is, aside from using last year's specs, this is where the bulk of the money was saved.
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I have not received this as a review piece. I purchased with my own cash for my own use. Second time posting. Amazon says i violated review policy but I can for the life of me see where.
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This is a solid tablet and performer. I does suffer some issues after the Android 6.0 upgrade. I believe those will be fixed as more people use it. It comes with nothing but the tablet and a small help pamphlet. No stylus(it does work with this) and no power cord and charger. It was a cost cutting move and its just fine by me. Android 6.0 has a new feature that allows you to choose what to do with the micro sd card you plug in(this will take up to 128gb card). You can either keep it as it always has been, removable memory or you can have Android integrate it into the system memory. When you integrate it, it acts just like the system memory and will store apps, photos, music on it no differently.
This was an Amazon purchase, my girlfriend bought it for me(with my money of course), so it will not show as a verified purchase.
I was in the market for a Android tablet. I had just gotten rid of a Windows Tablet, a Lenovo 8in. It was a fantastic tablet, but windows in anything smaller than a 10 inch screen is just too much. So I started the hunt for an 8 inch tablet. A size I have grown to love for the portability and convenience. I wanted something with some kick. I have know about the K1 for a while, and I knew this was a redesign of the original. I was also eyeballing the Asus Zenpad 8s with the 4GB of memory. In the end, the tightwad in me won and i ordered this product.
First of all, I knew what i was getting. I was getting a tablet that comes with nothing to conserve money. I was okay with this.
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Don't even think of getting another tablet if you are staying in this size/form factor! It's so buttery smooth. I've never felt Android quite this snappy on any other tablet (and I've owned the Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 7 2013 and even the Nexus 9). The device has a nice heft to it and the materials feel of a very high quality. Even if you exclude all of the Nvidia's gaming features, this would make for an excellent everyday, all around tablet.

But if you do take advantage of the Nvidia stuff, you'll be in gaming bliss. I haven't signed up for Nvidia's service but have been able to stream many games from my Steam library without a hitch (obviously, the controller is sold separately). Even graphically demanding games like Batman Arkham knight run nice and steady so long as your network is strong (like from a dual band wireless AC router). Didn't think I'd be big into gaming on my tablet device, but I'm sold.

The only con to this tablet is that they don't give you a single accessory in the box. Nothing. Just the tablet and some warranty materials. You will need to provide your own micro USB charger (the standard for current Android devices). I didn't let this affect my review because because I have like 100 laying around the house and I was aware of the lack of charger going into this purchase.
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I've been casually hunting for a replacement for my old Kindle Fire HD for a little while now, keeping an eye on the various options from manufacturers like Samsung, Lenovo, and Google. With most of the smaller tablets sacrificing features like resolution or performance to keep prices down, I was excited when Nvidia announced a re-release of their Shield Tablet for only $199 while keeping the same specifications as the initial release. It's been a few days in with the tablet since ordering it from Amazon and so far i'm extremely impressed.

Compared to other tablets in it's size and price range it performs amazingly well. it's refreshing to see a tablet like this come in with a high res 1920x1200 screen, especially compared to Samsung or Amazon's recent 7 or 8 inch offerings with lower resolutions. I'm mostly using this tablet for watching movies, reading comic books, and web browsing and i'm enjoying the slightly extra size over a 7 inch tablet. Even without using the Nvidia streaming technology that comes with the tablet it functions wonderfully as just a standard Android tablet. I love the stock Android UI as a frequent buyer of Google's Nexus phones, and with NVidia's promise of updating the tablet to Marshmallow before the end of the year it was another plus for me. All the other features are just icing on the cake, as i'm taking advantage of the microSD card slot for extra media storage, the front facing speakers sound great for media playback, and i've already ordered a mini HDMI cable so I can plug in to a TV when necessary.

I do have a few quirks though; initially when first setting up the tablet I had frequent apps lock up or long pauses and lag. These have subsided since then, so I'm not sure the reason.
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