NVDIA ta asali Shield kai mu da ɗan da mamaki – matasan na hannu caca na'urar da hannu, shi ne m amma ba wani abu da fadi da roko. Sa'an nan, a watan Agusta, kamfanin ya sanar da Shield Tablet – a karo na biyu ƙoƙari a kawo ta caca-mayar da hankali na'urar da taro kasuwa.
The Shield zai ba kama daga talakawa, amma tare da NVDIA ta caca nous, da Tegra K1 CPU / GPU haduwa, shi neman toshe rata a kasuwa ga wani hannu wanda kuma iya rike na'ura wasan bidiyo-quality caca.
Yayin da na'urar ya kasance daga a 'yan watanni, gabatarwar mai ban sha'awa sabon girgije caca sabis ya kawo shi da baya a cikin Haske. Kara, idan kana neman saya da kwamfutar hannu wannan Kirsimeti, shi iya zama a kan wishlist.
The Shield Tablet ne, saka shi bluntly, wani abu daga wata dabba. The yan hudu-core CPU a Tegra K1 guntu aka goyon baya har ta 2GB na RAM da GPU yanã gudãna a kan Kepler gine. Wannan yana nufin your yau da kullum browsing da app amfani da shi ne silky m. A halin yanzu, Kayayyakin effects kamar tesselation da HDR lighting ake abar kulawa sauƙi, sa shi a kan daidai da ƙananan-tabarau gida inji mai kwakwalwa maimakon ta kusa kwamfutar hannu hammayarsu.
Kuma a lõkacin da ka load har wasu daga cikin wasannin musamman tweaked ya dauki amfani da Shield ta gine ka fara ganin abin da na'urar zai iya yi. The fantasy puzzler Trine 2, wanda ya zo tare da Tablet, ne mai wuce yarda m, hurawa bãya kyakkyawa da yawa a kowace kwamfutar hannu-takamaiman game, cikin sharuddan visuals.
Sauran wasannin da Shield Abubuwan Taɗi irin na almara Portal da Half-Life 2 ne mai girma kuma. Ganin bawul ta Masterpieces a guje a kan Tablet ne Oddly rai tsantsan. Duk da haka, games wallafa ba daidai aka gaggãwa zuwa goyi bayan tsarin tun da saki, don haka library ne siriri.
A cikin sharuddan iko, a key kishiya ne wata ila ya zama Nexus 9 kwamfutar hannu. Google ta latest gidaje da yawa daga cikin wannan gyara, ciki har da wani updated version na Tegra K1 (a dual core 64-bit bambance-bambancen, guje a sauri agogon gudun 2.5GHz). NVDIA ta na'urar ne mai rahusa by kusa da £ 80, debe kaya – da tafarkin na expandable memory via microSD cards, har zuwa 128GB karin, ne mai kyau bonus ga wani a kasuwa ga wani caca kwamfutar hannu.
The rafi mafarki
The Shield sauran marquee alama ne da ikon jera a game daga PC ko kwamfutar tafi-da-gidanka (tana bukatar graphics katin daga GTX iyali) kuma wasa da shi a kan kwamfutar hannu, via NVDIA ta GeForce Experience software.
Na'ura Pairing ne mai saukin ganewa – ku kawai shigar da code cewa baba up on your PC allon – kuma sunayen sarauta masu yawa suna ta atomatik gano da app. Games cewa ba kai tsaye goyon za a iya hannu kara wa jerin, ko akwai wani garanti za su yi aiki, kuma ina dandana karfinsu al'amurran da suka shafi.
Za ka yi bukatar wani m cibiyar sadarwa na gida connection. A game streaming ta atomatik adjusts don samun mafi kyau zai yiwu play kwarewa daga connection – kuma shi ko da yaushe prioritize smoothness kan graphics quality. Wannan yana nufin a m sau ka iya wasa a low ƙuduri, blurry rafi, amma zai kasance har yanzu playable. Ina da mai yawa fun yawo a kusa ta lebur, binciko Skyrim da Barci Dogs.
NVDIA ta nema a kawai goyon bayan GTX sarrafawa zai kulle fitar da dama PC da kwamfyutan cinya masu sha'awar da sabis. Da fatan wannan wani abu ne da kamfanin zai canja a nan gaba.
Ya kamata kuma a lura da cewa za ka iya riga jera to Android na'urorin ba tare da saya Shield, ta yin amfani da apps kamar Limelight.
The streaming gaba
As of early December, owners of Shield devices will be able to take advantage of Nvidia’s new Grid Gaming sabis, which the company is pushing as the Netflix of games.
Game da 20 titles are currently offered. Running via servers in Ireland, Ultra Street Fighter IV – a game reliant on lag-free connection – was responsive, accurate to my inputs and surprisingly pretty for a streamed game. This was with a 7.5MBps connection via wireless router, with Nvidia’s minimum recommended speed being 6.5MBps.
The service will be offered for free, at least until June 30, 2015, meaning a no-risk chance for Shield owners to try it out on launch.
Mini HDMI and the console experience
Both the Shield’s on-board gaming performance and its streaming ability can take full advantage of one excellent touch on the tablet: the mini HDMI out port.
By hooking up a mini HDMI-to-HDMI lead, you can play your games – streamed or otherwise – through any HDTV in full 1080p, if it’s supported by the game. a gaskiya, the Shield is capable of outputting a 4K signal, though I was unable to test this.
The feature is presented through the Shield’s “console” mode, and also allows up to four controllers to be connected to the device for an experience akin to that on Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo’s boxes. It’s also great for watching films on the big screen, showing photos off in great detail or even for browsing the web. Apple and Google devices can both offer HDMI out, but they require an adaptor.
Nvidia claims about nine hours of battery life when you’re using it for web browsing and low-intensity apps. Play any games that actually take advantage of the device’s hardware and you’re looking at around two-and-a-half hours – and a Shield that’s hot to the touch.
If you’re thinking about playing games with the Shield set to maximum performance, outputting through an HDTV at 1080p, you’ll need to be plugged in to the wall. That’s not a huge issue, because if you’re connected to a TV you’re likely to have a spare plug socket nearby.
But when you’re out and about, using Shield as a portable gaming device becomes less viable an option – at least for anything more than the odd half hour here and there, unless you’re willing to dive in and alter the graphics settings in favour of longevity over performance. Apple’s iPad Air 2 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S come out better in benchmarking tests – even with larger screens.
The Shield Tablet clocks in at £239.99 for the 16GB, Wi-Fi only version, or £299.99 for the 32GB Wi-Fi/4G model. It comes with a bundle of software installed and runs a customised version of Android 4.4 Kitkat (soon to be upgraded to 5.0 Lollipop).
That’s surprisingly good value, and a lot cheaper than the tablet’s closest running mate, Google’s Nexus 9 (£319.99/£399.99/£459). Duk da haka, the Shield controller, necessary for a number of games like Half Life 2, is an extra £50. It’s fine if bulky, but it’s not as good as the Ps4 or Xbox One controllers.
- Allo: 8in 1920×1200 multi-touch full HD display
- Processor: Nvidia Tegra K1 Kepler GPU; 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU
- RAM: 2GB
- Ajiya: 16/32GB (expandable to 128GB with microSD)
- Tsarin aiki: Android 4.4 Kitkat (Lollipop ready)
- Kamara: 5MP HDR (front); 5MP auto focus HDR (baya)
- Babban haɗi: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Mini-HDMI out port, 4G (32GB model only)
- Girma: 12.6cm x 0.92cm x 22.1cm
- Nauyi: 390g
The Shield Tablet ne mai iko mini caca na'ura, wanda kuma ayyuka kamar yadda mai kyau hannu a kansa hakkin, tanadin duk abin da ka so so daga šaukuwa na'urar.
The added extras you don’t tend to see elsewhere – like the mini HDMI-out and expandable microSD storage – are great touches, especially as installing games gobbles up space very quickly.
Compared to the “pure” tablets out there, the Shield does lose out in certain ways – it’s heavier, its resolution isn’t as high as the Nexus 9 or iPad Air’s (3264×2448 and 2048×1536, bi da bi) and its battery life isn’t as good. But if you’re into gaming and want something that can operate well beyond Candy Crush Saga, you could do a lot worse than this.
Ribobi: Great for gaming, good array of connectivity options, almost on a par with Google’s Nexus 9 power-wise, fantastic streaming capabilities
Fursunoni: The controller is expensive and doesn’t come as standard, burns through battery life when playing games, streaming requires an Nvidia GTX graphics card
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