Editors Liked

  • Tegra K1 is an extremely powerful processor
  • Great form factor
  • DirectStylus and SHIELD Controller
  • Direct-from-NVIDIA OTAs
  • Gamestream makes PC gaming portable
  • 5MP cameras front and back
  • Convincing stereo speakers
  • Seamless Twitch integration
  • Stock Android with promise of updates

Editors Didn't Like

  • Limited storage, 16GB isn't enough for a gaming tablet
  • SHIELD Controller is sold separately
  • The power button and volume rocker are squishy
  • Battery life not great
  • Limited outdoor visibility
  • Low-res for a flagship tablet
  • Android still lacks killer games