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The other day I was searching some fps tests on android games, when I saw a digital faundary video showing how portal runs on a new tablet named the Nvidia shield tablet. After further enquiry I found out that the tablet has a 1920*1200 touchscreen, it is powered by the tegra k1 chip, it has a 2.2ghz quad core core cpu and it has stolen my heart. The tablet is literally a gamer's dream being able to even stream games and play some pc games such as Portal and Trine 2. Anyways, what do you guys think of the tablet?, in my case I will be buying it soon with a controller and a mini hdmi to get the full experiance.

 



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I honestly would just wait until the Nexus 8. Better screen (rumored 2560x1600 or 2048 x 1440), 8MP camera, a 64-bit Nvidea K1 processor, and 3/4GB of RAM. All for around the same price.

(Plus expandable storage and an HTC designed casing)



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VanceIX said:

I honestly would just wait until the Nexus 8. Better screen (rumored 2560x1600 or 2048 x 1440), 8MP camera, a 64-bit Nvidea K1 processor, and 3/4GB of RAM. All for around the same price.

(Plus expandable storage and an HTC designed casing)


But will it have the streaming service or ports of pc games, which make the nvidia shield tablet the ultimate gaming tablet.



This honestly sounds like an advertisement, haha.

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Mr.Playstation said:
VanceIX said:

I honestly would just wait until the Nexus 8. Better screen (rumored 2560x1600 or 2048 x 1440), 8MP camera, a 64-bit Nvidea K1 processor, and 3/4GB of RAM. All for around the same price.

(Plus expandable storage and an HTC designed casing)


But will it have the streaming service or ports of pc games, which make the nvidia shield tablet the ultimate gaming tablet.

"Ports of PC games"---> almost all of those games are easily played on even weaker PCs, and are less expensive through Steam due to sales and such.

"streaming service"---> If you have a PC, why not use it? Playing on a 8 inch tablet is is a cramped experience compared to just playing the game normally on a monitor.

Honestly, the allure of tablets is not the ability to emulate PCs, like the Nvidea tablet, but to supplement them in different ways. Google has done that the best with their Nexus line.



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It's a great 8" tablet, and only a decent gaming device.

The only differentiating factor is its stream capability but do realise that the controller costs an extra 60 bucks, and to stream game at 1080p@60FPS, you'll need a desktop PC with at least GTX 660 equipped.

Zones said:
It's a great 8" tablet, and only a decent gaming device.

The only differentiating factor is its stream capability but do realise that the controller costs an extra 60 bucks, and to stream game at 1080p@60FPS, you'll need a desktop PC with at least GTX 660 equipped.

It has a streaming service buillt in without the need of having a laptop with a Gtx card built in, also other services such as onlive can be used. I do realise that the controler costs 60 bucks I was planning on using a PS3 controller or buying a cheap controller from Ebay.



Mr.Playstation said:
Zones said:
It's a great 8" tablet, and only a decent gaming device.

The only differentiating factor is its stream capability but do realise that the controller costs an extra 60 bucks, and to stream game at 1080p@60FPS, you'll need a desktop PC with at least GTX 660 equipped.

It has a streaming service buillt in without the need of having a laptop with a Gtx card built in, also other services such as onlive can be used.

I hope you realize that you will almost certainly need to be on the same wi-fi connection as your PC to stream games. And, at that point, since you are in the house already, why not just use the PC?



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VanceIX said:
Mr.Playstation said:
Zones said:
It's a great 8" tablet, and only a decent gaming device.

The only differentiating factor is its stream capability but do realise that the controller costs an extra 60 bucks, and to stream game at 1080p@60FPS, you'll need a desktop PC with at least GTX 660 equipped.

It has a streaming service buillt in without the need of having a laptop with a Gtx card built in, also other services such as onlive can be used.

I hope you realize that you will almost certainly need to be on the same wi-fi connection as your PC to stream games. And, at that point, since you are in the house already, why not just use the PC?


My PC is really weak. It can barely run Halo 1 at over 30 fps on Med to high settings so this is a very good gaming device for me, which serves as both a gaming device and as a normal tablet.



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Why not just a laptop? It is almost as portable and it has more power relative to its price. Never did get the idea of a tablet.. Just buy a 5 inch phone or higher and that is just as good for any task the tablet would need to handle