Nvidia Shield

Verge Review

Last summer, I bought an iPad 3. I convinced myself I’d use it for everything: showing off wedding photos, reading all those neglected articles I save to Pocket, and as a second monitor for my laptop. The only time I actually pick up the iPad, sadly, is to play video games. Perhaps the saddest part is that my iPad isn’t a very good game system. It’s bulky, the touchscreen controls are pretty crappy for navigating 3D worlds, and the graphics are merely okay. But where “real” game...

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Basic Specs

Form Factor Flip
Screen size (diagonal) 5 inches
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Game media type Internal / Downloads

Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Codename Project Shield

Hardware

Form Factor Flip
Length 5.31 inches
Width 6.22 inches
Thickness 2.24 inches
Weight 1.28 pounds
Color Black
Primary orientation Landscape
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 5 inches
Technology LCD
Resolution (longer) 1280 px
Resolution (shorter) 720 px
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Performance

CPU brand Nvidia
CPU model Tegra 4
Cores 4
RAM 2 GB

Input

Controls D-Pad, Shoulder buttons
Analog stick(s) 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 3.0

Audio

Speaker(s) Stereo
Built-in mic Yes

Storage

Internal storage 16 GB
External storage Yes
Supported memory cards microSD

Software

Game media type Internal / Downloads
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes

Ports

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Data connections Micro USB

Power

Removable battery No
Battery type Proprietary
Capacity 28.8 Wh

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