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NVIDIA SHIELD K1 - 8-Inch Full HD Tablet (Black) - (192 Core Tegra K1 Processor, Micro SD Card up to Additional 128 GB AMAZON - £152.58

£152.58 @ Amazon
I've been waiting for it to come down again. I have played about with a few but now it's time for my own! Great price. Great tablet, going to use it for gaming and media. Read More
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9m, 1w agoFound 9 months, 1 week ago
I've been waiting for it to come down again. I have played about with a few but now it's time for my own! Great price. Great tablet, going to use it for gaming and media.
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2 Likes #1
You can play Half life 2 on these and Portal, exceptional tablet!!! :D
2 Likes #2
Good Tablet, poor battery, was £149.99 (last week I think) so no deal here for me.
#3
The battery is the ONLY thing that puts me off this otherwise I would snap this up in a heartbeat. Also I heard the Wifi is a bit poor too. I would hold off until Black Friday, only a few weeks away.
#4
I have one of these and where I agree about the poor battery life - the WIFI is excellent.
I often sit in the back yard and listen to music on it, the router is 2 rooms away in the front. I guess it all depends on what router you have really.
1 Like #5
Brilliant tablet for the price.
#6
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory
#7
sparx1981
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory

Nov 2015. At present meant to be no replacement although meant to be either a new Nvidia Shield or another one coming in at a different price point.
1 Like #8
May be a great performer today but only 2GB Ram would make me nervous for the future. 4GB seems to be the new Google standard. I'd be happier paying about £130 for this today.

Can an owner comment on RAM free when idle? (nothing at all running in the background.)
1 Like #9
Masteryates
Can an owner comment on RAM free when idle? (nothing at all running in the background.)

Entirely depends on your installed apps and the background services they run. Stick facebook, messenger, skype, hangouts, and a few others with push notifications on and kiss goodbye to most of your RAM anyway.
#10
MrMatt991
Masteryates
Can an owner comment on RAM free when idle? (nothing at all running in the background.)
Entirely depends on your installed apps and the background services they run. Stick facebook, messenger, skype, hangouts, and a few others with push notifications on and kiss goodbye to most of your RAM anyway.

As a previous Nexus 9 owner, I kissed goodbye to most of my RAM before the anything was even installed. As this device has the same RAM and an Nvidia SoC, I'd be concerned about memory management today, never mind in years to come.
#11
Been using one for 6 months. Excellent tablet. Never noticed any slow-down but I'm not a big social media user. Wifi and battery life seem fine to me.
1 Like #12
Masteryates
MrMatt991
Masteryates
Can an owner comment on RAM free when idle? (nothing at all running in the background.)
Entirely depends on your installed apps and the background services they run. Stick facebook, messenger, skype, hangouts, and a few others with push notifications on and kiss goodbye to most of your RAM anyway.

As a previous Nexus 9 owner, I kissed goodbye to most of my RAM before the anything was even installed. As this device has the same RAM and an Nvidia SoC, I'd be concerned about memory management today, never mind in years to come.


Dont shop for a budget tablet then.
#13
I have one of these and I don't seem to be having battery problems... Watched 5½ hrs of video on flight to Egypt and still had around 50% battery remaining... Great little tablet.
#14
Great for gaming aswell...regardless of whether it's the official controller or not.
#15
Wifi is perfect for me. Battery only bad thing but I can live with it.
#16
Still available.
#17
Does anyone know how to actually browse your files without going via the settings? On all android devices I have been able to put a folder on my home screen. Can not figure out any way to do it with the Shield!
#18
I have owned one, battery and Wifi are fine, the let down for me was the 2gb ram. Still a very capable piece of kit though. Worth trying Flubit for an even better deal maybe?
#19
liltman
Does anyone know how to actually browse your files without going via the settings? On all android devices I have been able to put a folder on my home screen. Can not figure out any way to do it with the Shield!
Use ES file explorer app, you can put a folder link on your desktop with ease, and it allows you to browse your network too.
#20
I really wanted to get one of these but had read stories saying nvidia were working on a new tablet which has apparently been shelved now. Are they throwing up a smoke screen or is it genuinely not going to happen ?
Who knows ? Oh what to do !?!
#21
cecilmcroberts
sparx1981
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory
Nov 2015. At present meant to be no replacement although meant to be either a new Nvidia Shield or another one coming in at a different price point.

Nintendo Switch is the 'replacement' :D
#22
i got one under 200 almost 2 years ago, should be cheaper imho
#23
krana86
cecilmcroberts
sparx1981
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory
Nov 2015. At present meant to be no replacement although meant to be either a new Nvidia Shield or another one coming in at a different price point.
Nintendo Switch is the 'replacement' :D

Was just reading that this morning also. Never noticed a price though.
2 Likes #24
baldysoftknuckles
i got one under 200 almost 2 years ago, should be cheaper imho

It was but Brexit added an extra £20 onto the RRP.
#25
Masteryates
MrMatt991
Masteryates
Can an owner comment on RAM free when idle? (nothing at all running in the background.)
Entirely depends on your installed apps and the background services they run. Stick facebook, messenger, skype, hangouts, and a few others with push notifications on and kiss goodbye to most of your RAM anyway.
As a previous Nexus 9 owner, I kissed goodbye to most of my RAM before the anything was even installed. As this device has the same RAM and an Nvidia SoC, I'd be concerned about memory management today, never mind in years to come.

They don't use the same SoC. This has a quad core Arm A15 cpu, the Nexus 9 has nVidia's dual core custom made cpu which uses more ram.
#26
sparx1981
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory
It's been out for a while now. The new nintendo switch is basically this but two versions of the chipset newer(X2 vs. K1 of this and the X1 of the shield TV which came out afterwards).
#27
Masteryates
MrMatt991
Masteryates
Can an owner comment on RAM free when idle? (nothing at all running in the background.)
Entirely depends on your installed apps and the background services they run. Stick facebook, messenger, skype, hangouts, and a few others with push notifications on and kiss goodbye to most of your RAM anyway.
As a previous Nexus 9 owner, I kissed goodbye to most of my RAM before the anything was even installed. As this device has the same RAM and an Nvidia SoC, I'd be concerned about memory management today, never mind in years to come.
The Denver cores on the N9 were never supported, thankfully mine died and nationwide just paid out the full value instead of replacing it before my two year warranty was up. Put my money towards a surface book and liking it a lot better. It's a shame because I've had almost every version of tegra tablet going and loved them, but the N9 was just too rubbish in both software(which is googles fault) and build quality(HTCs fault) and this just had too small a screen.

If the switch has a touchscreen I will probably just get one of those.
#28
Great tablet. Own one myself and you don't get better for the price bracket (under £200)
#29
smckirdy
sparx1981
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory
It's been out for a while now. The new nintendo switch is basically this but two versions of the chipset newer(X2 vs. K1 of this and the X1 of the shield TV which came out afterwards).

Is there actually anything official stating that it uses the X2?
#30
DachshundCrazy
You can play Half life 2 on these and Portal, exceptional tablet!!! :D

You can play a HL2 created in 2004 and Portal created in 2007, big deal!
#31
I've got a Hudl2 which has been flawless but it's starting to lose it on the battery life. wondering if this is an upgrade? Am I correct in thinking that this is a gaming tablet? If so, will it play Fifa??
#32
nublets2k
smckirdy
sparx1981
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory
It's been out for a while now. The new nintendo switch is basically this but two versions of the chipset newer(X2 vs. K1 of this and the X1 of the shield TV which came out afterwards).
Is there actually anything official stating that it uses the X2?
Not yet only hinted at by Nvidia, but it would be very unusual for Nvidia not to push it's newest architecture on a custom version of tegra and getting something that is using the older 20nm process rather than the current 16nm from Nvidia and using the maxwell rather than pascal architecture would probably be more expensive at this stage and wouldn't make much sense given the volumes Nintendo will be talking about. Wether it's a full fat version of the X2, or something cut down or possibly even souped up is the real unknown, they can tweak it a bit with different amounts and types of memory which will be the real question.
#33
smckirdy
nublets2k
smckirdy
sparx1981
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory
It's been out for a while now. The new nintendo switch is basically this but two versions of the chipset newer(X2 vs. K1 of this and the X1 of the shield TV which came out afterwards).
Is there actually anything official stating that it uses the X2?
Not yet only hinted at by Nvidia, but it would be very unusual for Nvidia not to push it's newest architecture on a custom version of tegra and getting something that is using the older 20nm process rather than the current 16nm from Nvidia and using the maxwell rather than pascal architecture would probably be more expensive at this stage and wouldn't make much sense given the volumes Nintendo will be talking about. Wether it's a full fat version of the X2, or something cut down or possibly even souped up is the real unknown, they can tweak it a bit with different amounts and types of memory which will be the real question.

Nintendo on the other hand have a great track record of new products built on old tech so Imo there's no guarantee of anything.
#34
nublets2k
smckirdy
nublets2k
smckirdy
sparx1981
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory
It's been out for a while now. The new nintendo switch is basically this but two versions of the chipset newer(X2 vs. K1 of this and the X1 of the shield TV which came out afterwards).
Is there actually anything official stating that it uses the X2?
Not yet only hinted at by Nvidia, but it would be very unusual for Nvidia not to push it's newest architecture on a custom version of tegra and getting something that is using the older 20nm process rather than the current 16nm from Nvidia and using the maxwell rather than pascal architecture would probably be more expensive at this stage and wouldn't make much sense given the volumes Nintendo will be talking about. Wether it's a full fat version of the X2, or something cut down or possibly even souped up is the real unknown, they can tweak it a bit with different amounts and types of memory which will be the real question.
Nintendo on the other hand have a great track record of new products built on old tech so Imo there's no guarantee of anything.
They do, although they often have good reasons for it, particularly for the DS, this is a new device range entirely and with only one partner Nvidia and using a standard SoC it would make little sense. I also don't think there is even enough production capacity for doing the older 20nm Tegra, TSMC has been pushing hard on the 16nm so I don't think they practically could use the X1.

Also the way the press release is written it sounds VERY much like they are utilising Denver, they don't do a Denver version of the X1. It's potentially misleading and maybe they will do the X1 as it's a simpler job, but given Nintendos track record and the reasoning they have used older hardware in the past using a Denver based system makes a lot of sense for them as theoretically it could emulate all of their other consoles at the CPU firmware level so basically with no effort in porting the switch on X2 hardware could play all DS and Wii games. The X1 can't do that so it would basically mean no nintendo back catalogue at all.
#35
smckirdy
nublets2k
smckirdy
nublets2k
smckirdy
sparx1981
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory
It's been out for a while now. The new nintendo switch is basically this but two versions of the chipset newer(X2 vs. K1 of this and the X1 of the shield TV which came out afterwards).
Is there actually anything official stating that it uses the X2?
Not yet only hinted at by Nvidia, but it would be very unusual for Nvidia not to push it's newest architecture on a custom version of tegra and getting something that is using the older 20nm process rather than the current 16nm from Nvidia and using the maxwell rather than pascal architecture would probably be more expensive at this stage and wouldn't make much sense given the volumes Nintendo will be talking about. Wether it's a full fat version of the X2, or something cut down or possibly even souped up is the real unknown, they can tweak it a bit with different amounts and types of memory which will be the real question.
Nintendo on the other hand have a great track record of new products built on old tech so Imo there's no guarantee of anything.
They do, although they often have good reasons for it, particularly for the DS, this is a new device range entirely and with only one partner Nvidia and using a standard SoC it would make little sense. I also don't think there is even enough production capacity for doing the older 20nm Tegra, TSMC has been pushing hard on the 16nm so I don't think they practically could use the X1.
Also the way the press release is written it sounds VERY much like they are utilising Denver, they don't do a Denver version of the X1. It's potentially misleading and maybe they will do the X1 as it's a simpler job, but given Nintendos track record and the reasoning they have used older hardware in the past using a Denver based system makes a lot of sense for them as theoretically it could emulate all of their other consoles at the CPU firmware level so basically with no effort in porting the switch on X2 hardware could play all DS and Wii games. The X1 can't do that so it would basically mean no nintendo back catalogue at all.

It'a possible, but again there's no guarantee as the X1 has more than enough power for games like Skyrim. TSMC currently produces 28nm, 20nm and 16nm wafers with 16/20 only accounting for only 31% of shipments, so it could be any process. They're also fairly busy with Apple A10 at 16nm FinFET and A10X at 10nm FinFET so it may have limited capacity for the smaller processes.

I couldn't see anything in the Nvidia press release regarding processors? Both Denver and Cortex A57 use ARM's V8 instruction set so they wouldn't be much different at a low level. It wouldn't take too much work to run DS games on either, but for Wii games they'd either need to re-compile the game or have software emulation.

There's certainly no chance either could run an original Wii game natively, unless it had a PowerPC hardware emulation or a PowerPC chip in it which is extremely unlikely.
#36
bogrole
liltman
Does anyone know how to actually browse your files without going via the settings? On all android devices I have been able to put a folder on my home screen. Can not figure out any way to do it with the Shield!
Use ES file explorer app, you can put a folder link on your desktop with ease, and it allows you to browse your network too.

thanks, will take a look. So shocked this isn't a none app built in functionality though!
#37
My too young sons both have these. They are fantastic. But buy the controller to get full functionality as using a mini HDMI to HDMI cable you can effectively use these as a console (in console mode). There are some very good games available which have graphics comparable and sometimes better than a PS3 or Xbox 360. My boys also use theirs with Plex for watching films. I would recommend putting in a Transcend 64GB microsd card as they can be adopted as internal storage for games and apps. The cards need to have a fast enough read/write speed and after trying a few different brands the Transcend cards are the best. Slow cards can make the tablet laggy!
#38
Oh and if you have an modern Nvidia GPU in yr PC you can stream PC games to the tablets too!
#39
192 core, lel
#40
sparx1981
I wonder when this launched and what the chances are of a sucessor any time soon. I'm just upgrading my PC to be an Nvidia one so this could be a nice accessory
The replacement was cancelled due to the same chip being used in the new nintendo switch console, basically that is the replacement. For now at least.

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