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Maybe I'm just in the minority, but I actually just bought a 1440p maybe 2 weeks ago?  My computer isn't even plugged in to it.  In fact, it's not plugged into any monitor.  For the most part, I RDP to my desktop through my tablet or laptop and use it's horsepower then.  I can't play my games through RDP though.  I can watch 1080p videos just fine.  No real noticeable lag...nothing intrusive at least  Would love to sit back and enjoy a game on the couch every now and then. 

(why I would RDP?)


Battery life last a LONG time on a tablet/laptop when all it's doing is RDP'ing.  All the brute force work is being done on the computer in the background.  I love it. Where ever I go in my house, I can always just RDP to my PC and have 4.5ghz worth of power at my hands.

Being tied down to an office chair is the worst case scenario for me, I'm in an office chair all day at work as it is....


EDIT: Doesn't mean I want a handheld though....Would rather use the hardware we already have. (integrate the streaming in laptops/tablets/TV's)  This would be like Netflix coming out and saying you had to buy their proprietary tablet to watch their movies lol
When i wrote what i did i was taking the stance as an everyday user that dosent have a PC rig, like a console gamer. If you look at the average joe off the street and then throw this at them it really dosent make sense. If you look at an enthusiasts as yourself with hardware already in place it can make sense but at the same time its such a niche product. The project seems like a cash grab, i still cant see anyone in their right mind paying 350 for this to play games in the living room when you can run hdmi, keyboard and mouse to the tv in the living room for cheaper.
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When i wrote what i did i was taking the stance as an everyday user that dosent have a PC rig, like a console gamer. If you look at the average joe off the street and then throw this at them it really dosent make sense.

That's why this is such a niche product. I think Nvidia fully realized the target group they're aiming on the Shield - hardcore PC gamers who already have the set up to be able to use the Shield (this is not for casual gamers). But with nothing but a controller with limited streaming capability (on same network) even hardcore PC gamers won't take the bait. It came out short.
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When i wrote what i did i was taking the stance as an everyday user that dosent have a PC rig, like a console gamer. If you look at the average joe off the street and then throw this at them it really dosent make sense. If you look at an enthusiasts as yourself with hardware already in place it can make sense but at the same time its such a niche product. The project seems like a cash grab, i still cant see anyone in their right mind paying 350 for this to play games in the living room when you can run hdmi, keyboard and mouse to the tv in the living room for cheaper.

 

Epiphany!

 

I think I, and most of us, tend to forget that we are part of the minority and that MOST people don't know the difference between Intel/AMD/Nvidia etc..

 

Good point! 

 

Your average consumer would read the instructions and see "Requires a Keplar card" and they'd think......what the heck is a keplar?

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Just wish they was a usb port on this thing so I could plug a mouse and keyboard into it!
you must not understand the point of this...
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you must not understand the point of this...

 

It would be hard to lay in bed with the handheld plus KB/M

 

Couldn't imagine trying to wipe while balancing the screena and keyboard in my lap, with the mouse dangling...and a dingleberry somehwere below

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Nvidia must have more plans or features that they are not discussing. With a mobile platform like this you would think they would target it to everyone. There has to be something somewhere that makes this a global product and not just Nvidia fans toy.
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This thing is going to be a flop, similar to the Nokia N-gage. Without legacy games and support from publishers/titles. This thing is nothing but a tech demo.
 
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It would be hard to lay in bed with the handheld plus KB/M

Couldn't imagine trying to wipe while balancing the screena and keyboard in my lap, with the mouse dangling...and a dingleberry somehwere below

That's why this thing sucks. Why can't you just stream from Kepler to your laptop?

Because Nvidia is forcing it into a proprietary additional device that you need to buy when there's already things that are capable of doing this already. It's just completely retarded.

If you could stream from Kepler or better to anything, like an Android phone with a PS3 controller, or a laptop, it'd sell a hell of a lot of Kepler cards. But instead Nvidia feels the need to say, "here's our new technology that should work with everything but instead it's only going to work on this $350 device that's sole purpose is to do what your cell phone does and then be a mobile screen + controller when you're 100 feet away from your computer"
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We agree on something!  drunken.gif

haha actually now that you mention it, isn't it just the T4 and the keplar GPU enabling all of this?  So would that mean that anybody with a keplar card and a device running on T4 could possibly have this functionality?  Would be a nice +1 that Nvidia would have over competition in one aspect (for the mobile sector)
Doesn't the tegra 3 already have this ability there are videos on YouTube of nvidia showcasing skyrim being streamed from a computers GPU to the Asus transformer prime, which was the first tegra 3 tablet
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Doesn't the tegra 3 already have this ability there are videos on YouTube of nvidia showcasing skyrim being streamed from a computers GPU to the Asus transformer prime, which was the first tegra 3 tablet

Possibly. but this shield thing is supposed to be using the latest codec which I'm enables less bandwidth requirements but much bigger CPU requirements.  I'm not entirely sure.  They'd definitely have to be using some sort of proprietary software though.  Can't play games through RDP :(  Even using Photo-shop over the network is a little buggy

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