Nvidia Shield K-1 8.0-inch

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The NVIDIA Shield K-1 is a bestselling 2015 8-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its matte finished design, Full-HD display, front-facing speakers, excellent gaming performance, gaming oriented features and built-in stylus support. However, the game controller as well the tablet cover have to be purchased separately, increasing the final price, and it is slightly heavier than many of its competitors. Overall the Shield is the tablet to buy if you’re looking for a reasonably priced tablet that can handle every Android game you throw at it.

Positive Reviews
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  • Preloaded and selectable sRGB color profile
  • Full-HD display
  • Front-facing speakers
  • Excellent gaming performance,


  • Casing bezel susceptible for scratches
  • slightly heavier than competitors

Bottom Line

For a mid-range price, NVIDIA has produced a powerful Android gaming Tablet with an advanced processor and graphics that won’t become obsolete anytime soon.

  • Weight: 0.78 lbs
  • Processor: Nvidia Tegra K1 2.2GHz
  • Display Size: 8 Inch
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Battery Life: 10 hours

Critic Reviews

  • 90
    TrustedReviews November 17, 2015

    With the Shield Tablet K1, Nvidia has done it again – producing an excellent mobile gaming device in the form of a powerful Android tablet.

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  • 89
    NotebookCheck September 13, 2014

    Nvidia has managed to create an outstanding Android gaming tablet with the Shield tablet. The performance of the Tegra K1 is doubtlessly impressive, and it is perfectly fit for the future.

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Full Specifications

Operating System Google Android 5.1 Lollipop
Weight 0.78 lbs
Battery Life 10 hours
Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n | Micro-USB | Bluetooth 4.0 | Mini-HDMI
Internal Storage 16GB
Removable Memory microSD card slot
Display Size 8 Inch
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080
Display Type IPS
Front Camera 5 MP
Rear Camera 5 MP
Graphics NVIDIA Tegra K1 192 core Kepler GP
Additional Features microSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 8.80 x 5 x 0.36
Warranty 1 year

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