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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Looks interesting, but it kinda kills the idea of portable gaming for me if you have to carry the controller too.

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    If you could get the GameStream to work with AMD cards I would be interested. Being nVidia card exclusive means a no from me

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by CampGareth View Post
    Welp, that's an instant buy from me. I already own the tegra note 7 and my main issues with it are build quality (microUSB port getting a bit dodgy 8 months after purchase, not abused), the front camera being a measly 640x480 and the lack of RAM. This product fixes at least two of those. I'll probably buy it through a mate in the US though as then tablet, controller and cover costs the same as the tablet alone in the UK. Bit sad that the controller couldn't be used with a PC so when the tablet eventually gets thrown out I'm stuck with a useless controller.
    aaaand just did buy it. Here's hoping it's good

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by CampGareth View Post
    aaaand just did buy it. Here's hoping it's good
    Assuming you're already in the nVidia ecosystem to make use of streaming from your main PC, you'll be pleased with your purchase.
    Android gaming still isn't on a par with ios, no matter how nVidia want to drive it to be. Streaming makes up for it though.

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    So, after making a point that this "review" seemed like an advertorial 3 days ago, I've just seen it jump to the top of the front page, with no discernible update to the content. I'm guessing nVidia's cheque cleared?

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    This looks like an interesting idea but I just don't think it'll make much of an impact in an already crowded market. But yeah, I'd like to know more about it, that article doesn't really give enough to draw any real conclusions.

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Ok, so lovely tablet, just useless for gaming on the go. They should have done another AIO with updated hardware and a lower price point.
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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Does anyone know if the Shield Portable is ever going to be officially released in the UK?

    There is a couple on Amazon, fulfilled by Amazon, but it doesn't feel 'right' when the company hasn't officials launched it in this country.

    My original DS is finally kicking it and I'm feeling like something different!

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Ticks a lot of my boxes. Will look forward to some hands on reviews!

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    NVIDIA has no plans to launch the Shield Portable in the UK, especially now that the Shield tablet has been launched.

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    If you could get the GameStream to work with AMD cards I would be interested. Being nVidia card exclusive means a no from me
    Surely Steam's streaming service would be a better bet? Only a matter of time until it comes to android.

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by James @ Scan View Post
    NVIDIA has no plans to launch the Shield Portable in the UK, especially now that the Shield tablet has been launched.
    But it's useful to know that if you get one from the US, it works fine over here :-)
    You can't use nVidia grid without some hoop-jumping and you wouldn't want to because of the latency involved, but that might change when the UK grid comes online for the tablet

    Edit: only thing you'll need is a micro USB charger with a UK plug

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by James @ Scan View Post
    NVIDIA has no plans to launch the Shield Portable in the UK, especially now that the Shield tablet has been launched.
    Quote Originally Posted by naturbo2000 View Post
    But it's useful to know that if you get one from the US, it works fine over here :-)
    You can't use nVidia grid without some hoop-jumping and you wouldn't want to because of the latency involved, but that might change when the UK grid comes online for the tablet

    Edit: only thing you'll need is a micro USB charger with a UK plug
    Thanks. I'll chew on that for the time being.

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Am I missing something, Can I not just get a windows tablet, intall steam and stream my games to it just my AMD graphics card with pretty much any game on my steam list?

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Am I missing something, Can I not just get a windows tablet, intall steam and stream my games to it just my AMD graphics card with pretty much any game on my steam list?
    Pretty much, yep. However, the nVidia cards mentioned as being compatible have an in-built hardware encoder to facilitate streaming. In theory, this makes it a little easier to stream over slower (read: wireless) networks, but in practice, my 5-year-old laptop can stream wirelessly just fine through Steam, from both AMD and nVidia rigs.

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    Re: Reviews - Nvidia Shield Tablet

    This has definitely peaked my interest now that i have read through it. Ill definitely wait for a few more reviews but as a constant traveller, my 10" Toshiba is a bit weighty and has patchy results in games (not that i play them that often). The stylus being good is a pretty big deal for me though

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