Now that we are almost in September the idea of Christmas gifts will be on the mind of those well-prepared and certain shoppers wanting to save new gadgets for something to land under the tree. A number of our readers have been looking for an Nvidia Shield review to decide if this is a gaming handheld they really want either for right now, or even something to put on their Xmas wish list.
Today, we wanted to highlight a number of Nvidia Shield review videos that will deliver a lot of insight into Nvidia Shield’s specs, gameplay, price and the amount of games on offer right now. You will also gain a look at the Nvidia Shield from a number of perspectives, which means pros and cons from various people to help you make up your mind much easier.
Nvidia Shield visual review roundup — below this article you will see a number of videos that recently hit YouTube and the first runs for over 9 minutes. In the Nvidia Shield hands-on demo you will see this Tegra 4-based portable gaming device explained in detail with its untouched version of Android Jelly Bean. They also explain how you’ll be able to stream PC games to the Nvidia SHIELD, as long as you have the correct graphics card installed.
Our second featured video below asks the question: is the Nvidia Shield worth the $300 price tag? The video creator then goes hands-on with the Shield handheld and aims to find out the answer to his own question, but it might just come down to the amount of games right now and the need for a price drop to reach the majority of gamers.
The third video review seems to be mostly positive about the Nvidia Shield. In their 15-minute hands-on they explain that they were “mostly impressed” and found the Nvidia Shield a great gadget for casual gamers wanting to take “the next step”. The graphics and sound are impressive and they also loved the full Android OS, but again highlight the Nvidia Shield games list is only around 20 titles right not, so if you can wait for more games to appear then it is worth a purchase.
You will find the most detailed Nvidia Shield review in the 4th video, which runs for almost 24 minutes. The full specs and features are explained along with some finer points like the need for Nvidia GT650 graphics or better, and the fact that laptop graphics cards aren’t supported for streaming games to the Nvidia Shield.
What are your thoughts about the Nvidia Shield, its price and the games available right now? We have also included two more videos that run for 9 and 13 minutes. These give another perspective on the Nvidia Shield after being unboxed, so take a look at the video reviews below and then share a comment.
Bottom-line: we love the Nvidia Shield concept and playing games on this portable controller come gaming handheld, but right now it lacks in games for us to be truly amazed or recommend a purchase now.