Notice: This entry was published 5 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Update: (Feb 23, 2015) I realize now that I didn’t touch on much about how well this tablet works. I’ve since a short review on the Nvidia Shield at a later post, My Favorite Things: November 2014.
I received a bunch of awesome coupons from the post office after officially changing my address, and one of them happened to be 10% off a single item in Best Buy. I figured now’s the time to get something I’ve always wanted: a tablet! Say hello to the Nvidia Shield!
It was a tossup between Nvidia and a Nexus 7, but I felt like the Nexus display was just a smidge too small plus Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chip looks very promising. The site boasts 5 hours of extreme gaming although I haven’t tried it myself. I’ll have to install some emulators on it sometime. I bought a tablet mainly so I could watch Netflix and read comfortably in bed. My iPod Touch is great for music when I’m doing housework, but the screen is too small for my eyes now (I’m an old lady deep inside).
The box came with the standard items: micro-USB cord, charger, and a starter manual. I forgot to take a picture of the stylus. The tablet comes with a stylus that goes in a designated slot in the tablet which is great for sketching or writing down notes. If you like to play Draw Something then this would come in handy.
Here was my initial setup. Of course, I had to have a cute theme! I’m using Nova Launcher with Click UI. The clock widget and wallpaper is from SWEET Style. I’ve been meaning to write a post about my personalization apps on Android for sometime now, so watch out for that.
All in all, I’m in love with my tablet. It’s so much more enjoyable to read and watch in bed with larger screen. It’s much, much lighter than my laptop so I can easily take it with me anywhere plus it doesn’t have any heat issues. And for $270, it’s not a bad purchase at all!