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I'm officially sold on Nvidia Sheild.[PAX Prime 2013]

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I'm at pax prime today and I got to check out the Nvidia Shield, on sale for 300$ and they had at least 35 demo units on hand.
So I got my hands on one and oh my goodness...

I am sold.

See I have this crappy android phone and I never actually call anybody. I have registered Skype phone and free texting no cost to me. All android based, along with Opera and other stuff.

Nvidia Shield? It could do EVERYTHING I want to, it even has GPS. Even if I wasn't playing games... the Nvidia shield is a Perfect replacement for my old android phone, it has an epic CPU and GPU, gets 10hours of battery life, and it plays android games. granted it doesn't have a camera but I have a good recording camera on my M17X and can still keep my old phone.

Now I don't own an Nvidia GPU, but I was at the steelseries booth for the linus tech tips meet up and he was talking about Grid and Shield and how great the shield will be for what he believes in the future of PC gaming. And I absolutely agree with him.

My next build if I ever get one would definitely be focused around what my needs are but would include a shield ready GPU, because somewhere down the line...
I'm pretty hooked on getting one. biggrin.gif

It has a nice very responcive screen which is very nice to the touch, the gamepad is excellent, and it feels excellent.
Coupled with an Nvidia gaming PC for streaming games. I think for games you can use controllers with, the shield would be an amazing device.

Heck if you could even do streamed desktop and remote control with it, that'd be very very interesting and useful as well, and when you're not around that PC? android games, Android apps, music and everything else.

I was very skeptical and thought very little of the shield, however, now that I see what the shield offers and what I need in the device.
I'm officially sold on it, I'm putting it up in my list of things to get.

Anyone else have thoughts and ideas on the device?

Also if anyone has questions about PAX feel free to ask, should I post a PAX thread? if so where at?
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Hello Seattle!

I like the concept of the Shield but I still have reservations about it.
Namely, ergonomics and questions about its (full) compatibility with Steam.
Finally, NVIDIA has a tendency to aggressively promote its own proprietary technologies like CUDA, PhysX, etc. I somewhat view the Shield as just another means to lock gamers into the NVIDIA ecosystem (buy a Shield, buy an NVIDIA GPU), so to speak.

Other than that, it is a very novel product.

Enjoy PAX Prime.
    
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Nvidia Shield? It could do EVERYTHING I want to, it even has GPS. Even if I wasn't playing games... the Nvidia shield is a Perfect replacement for my old android phone, it has an epic CPU and GPU, gets 10hours of battery life, and it plays android games. granted it doesn't have a camera but I have a good recording camera on my M17X and can still keep my old phone.

You are making it sound like a phone replacement, does The Shield support any sort of phone connectivity (No 2G/3G/4G)? I remember reading that they were considering adding a 4G LTE model but I can't find a definitive answer anywhere.
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You are making it sound like a phone replacement, does The Shield support any sort of phone connectivity (No 2G/3G/4G)? I remember reading that they were considering adding a 4G LTE model but I can't find a definitive answer anywhere.
I don't need a phone.

It would completely replace what my phone does for me. I have a mobile 4G router, that's how my internet service works.
So for me since I use Skype phone and app texting, along with Facebook, Maps(shield has GPS), a mobile browser, and a few other little commo apps... the shield is a perfect replacement for me for my wifi only phone. forgot to mention that in my post.
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