The word "Shield embossed on the gamehouse bejeweled 2 deluxe back in glossy letters, is the only hint you're holding a tablet with any connection to gaming technology.
Netflix, for instance, isn't optimized for smooth, controller-based navigation, rendering sections impossible to browse.
Whether youre playing a game on the tablet or while its connected to the TV, youll find no issues with lag or slowdown at all, even when playing games at high performance settings.
The tip allows for better creative control over the strokes while playing around in the pre-installed nvidia Dabbler application, and gets the job done successfully when you use it as a regular stylus.The surface of the controller is covered in a triangle pattern that, in some ways, makes the controller easier to hold in your hand.More Tegra K1 devices need to exist to justify that effort.Theres also a few less built-in apps, like Trine.SEE also: Best Tablet Round-up, nvidia Shield Tablet: Design, whats immediately striking about the Nvidia Shield Tablet is its build quality.Even with an 8-inch screen and a large bezel, its still quite easy to grip the tablet with one hand while using it in portrait mode.So what ports are left?Amazon Fire TV or any one of the Roku players, but with the added perk of being able to play Android TV and some PC-quality games via.Maybe this is your first experience with the Nvidia Shield, the 199 / 189 (about AU260) 4K -capable, HDR -ready video streaming device thats been developed by a primarily graphics card-focused company.Using the tablet as a TV-connected microconsole really works, but it's not perfect: the Shield controller works to control nearly all features remotely, even voice-activated Google Now search, but not all apps support it well.The 299 Nvidia Shield Tablet, which runs 240 in the UK (availability in Australia is yet to be revealed) is the first product to pack the company's powerful Tegra K1 system-on-a-chip, though it will hardly be the last.The good news is that if you find the display lacking, you can always connect it to your hdtv using the hdmi port available on the tablet, that should alleviate any issues you may have with the quality of the display.Much like the first Nvidia Shield, this tablet can access any Google Play apps or Android games, plus a curated collection of around 180 Shield-optimized games (11 of which are Tegra K1-optimized) that can be launched from the Shield Hub, a new app formerly called.
Then, if everything works, the games appear magically on the tablet as long as you also have Steam downloaded and set up on your computer.
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