The NVIDIA SHIELD got off to a rocky start with a price drop prior to a launch delayed by a hardware issue. However when SHIELD finally did make it into reviewers and consumers hands, the response was largely positive. The final hardware is exceptionally well thought-out and constructed. SHIELD shipped ... Read More »
When the Nexus 7 2013 was launched, Google decided to go with a Qualcomm processor instead of sticking with NVIDIA’s Tegra platform. Whether it was a mistake or not is a discussion for another day, but NVIDIA had to do something to promote its Tegra 4 processor for various devices. Part of that effort manifested ... Read More »
Nvidia’s Tegra 3 turned out to be quite the popular SoC, thanks in large part to the popularity of the original Nexus 7. The Tegra 4, however, has seen a much different fate. Due to poor Windows sales and a lost bid in the 2013 Nexus 7, the Tegra 4 has experienced weak sales with ... Read More »
Without a whole lot of hoopla, HP has unveiled its second entry into the Android space – the HP SlateBook x2. Unlike the HP Slate 7 which features mediocre specs and design materials, the HP SlateBook x2 comes packed with top-notch internals and a sleek design. Rather than creating a run of the mill Android tablet, ... Read More »
The first Tegra 4 devices have just started shipping this month, but NVIDIA is ready to tantalize their fans with what next year will bring with Tegra 5 and the mobile Kepler GPU inside. This isn’t the first time we are hearing about mobile Kepler, this Battlefield 3 demo back in April showed ... Read More »
NVIDIA has been showing off the SHEILD in select places, and I got to play with one. I drove an hour to go play with it… and arrived three hours early. I thought to myself, “Was it worth waiting three hours ... Read More »
As you most likely recall, NVIDIA’s new handheld was originally slated to launch on June 27. Literally just a day before launch, they were forced to call it off due to a mechanical issue.
The announcement at the time was simply that the new launch date would be in July, but no definite ... Read More »
The life of concept devices is often rough. We’ve seen it time and time again with companies trying to take a fresh spin on an idea but finding themselves with a product that simply doesn’t sell. We recognize that manufacturers are always taking a risk when they create a unique device but sometimes we just ... Read More »
Just a day before Shield was set to launch (and only six days after announcing the official date), NVIDIA has been forced to push back the release of their Tegra 4 powered gaming handheld. The culprit is an unspecified mechanical defect found in the final hardware.
While it’s gratifying to see a company ... Read More »
The NVIDIA Shield is a unique device; it’s NVIDIA’s first attempt at an honest to goodness Android gaming tablet. Complete with a foldable design, 5-inch 720p display, complete console controls and the ability to play both Android and PC games, the Shield certainly packs a lot of features. But the $349 price tag has always ... Read More »