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Revisiting the Nvidia Shield Portable in 2017!

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Minecraftcat (10 days ago)
They Need To Reboot The Sheild
wat do I do my charging port the metal bit inside it came out...
Artemis Kitty (22 days ago)
What ROM version are you using? It seemed pretty stock, but Update 110 was the last one I ever got, which was 5.1 rather than 5.5 like you mentioned. I'd LOVE to get that ROM, as a lot of games require 5.1.1 or 5.1.2, and it's frustrating being SO CLOSE but still so far...
Inspiron Gamer (22 days ago)
What can you do offline with it?
YaBoySnoozy (24 days ago)
i remember i keep beating portal 50 times on that Software but i broke it...due to smashing the charger too hard
YaBoySnoozy (24 days ago)
sorry Bashing the Charger in SHIELD too hard
TragestyX (1 month ago)
I remember that it was at my first PAX Prime in '14. I wanted it so bad. I still want it. The K1 tablet too. It just kept on disappearing.
besho nashaat (1 month ago)
Fail reason is os which is android so if it was windows machine, it will be very successful. That's happening with gpd win
Geodude 074 (1 month ago)
The biggest reason why this failed was the price. It launched at $350, then Nvidia cut the price down to $300 because people were complaining that it was too expensive. But even at $300 it was still too expensive for a handheld. The same year in 2013, Nintendo released the 2DS for $80, and the Vita was still a thing for $200. Also the holiday season was right around the corner and you could pick up an Xbox One/PS4 for $300. So why would anyone buy the Shield at that price?
Doggo Meister (1 month ago)
wish nvidia would release another tablet
Ian G (1 month ago)
I hope they make a second one of these.
Tame Stingray 789 (1 month ago)
Throw Linux on this, and play steam games right on it
BoJibbidy (1 month ago)
I wanna get one
Sherlyn Lyv (2 months ago)
Can u play pubg on that
ROAD RUNNER (2 months ago)
Looks kinda cool.. I want the console though to stream movies
Under Watched (2 months ago)
What PlayStation wish they released instead of the vita
Bro how tf are you gonna play Pokémon Platinum with only one screen visible? Edit: reminder to finish watching the video before commenting
Fuck i didnt realize you had a button to switch views
beast02 Cortez (3 months ago)
No one advertised
J Garcia (3 months ago)
There is no logical reason for this product to have gone away! I think part of Nintendo's deal with Nvidia (for the Switch processor) was that they HAD to discontinue the Shield Portable, because honestly it was a superior design to the switch, and because Android is a free-for-all for piracy.
IronReplica FSES (3 months ago)
Does it have gforce now
Brian Tate (3 months ago)
Since my childlings have taken over my Nintendo Switch... i legit want to buy one of these and dig into this steam library I built up. Nvidia... RELAUNCH THE SHIELDEN
kevezly 1 (3 months ago)
I still have one that was destroyed a couple of years ago. Even now, I have not found a better way to game on the go
I still want this tbh, my friend had it back in 2015
spawnkiller97 (3 months ago)
Its like a ps tv but its a shield tv. Its more powerful than the switch but its not as cool. Literally, it gets so hot that it doesnt run uts rated speeds when your playing graphical games.
TrueBlueMajikDewd (4 months ago)
This is a wonderful machine, and the one thing I love about it is the system's design. Yeah, it's bulky. But either wear something that has big pockets, or bring a backpack or messenger bag. However, I think why they haven't rebooted it is because they really don't need to. Like there's the GPD XD Plus that came out this year. I don't know much about it, but it doesn't seem like a competitor to Switch. And then there's the GPD Win which is a portable that actually runs Windows. So that's neat? If Nvidia was to come back with something, I think it would have to run Windows, and just outclass GPD Win in every scenario possible.
Jimmy a Geek TV (4 months ago)
love the video
Jesse G (4 months ago)
Found one at a pawn shop last year for $70. Snagged it instantly.....zero refrats. This things awesome
Prabal Rawat (4 months ago)
I had one about a year ago . Loved it. But it had weird issues. Like sometimes it wouldn't work even when the power button was on. The power button would just glow . Even when the device was charged. I would wait for the battery to get empty and them recharge it and then it apparently used to work. On one day that same problem struck . But it never worked again.
Ricochet's Agility (5 months ago)
Looking forward to playing Fortnite on this!
Sabata (5 months ago)
I think you're the only person on earth to want pokemon snap *on the go* my man.
sonodewil (5 months ago)
I'd love this tbh would be awesome for emulators and such
Gizmo TeknoDekkeR (5 months ago)
I had a shield portable for a long time and played it to death, the only reason I even got rid of it was because I have the Shield tablet too, and was a lengthy and hard desicion to trade it in. But I'd recommend it to anyone! Half life 2, portal, mount and blade warband, all native on the device make it so worth it. The emulator potential was a big thing for me too, gba, ds, Sega, n64, ps1, your limited by your memory card only... Poor marketing and high price tag meant that it never got the boost it needed! But then I'm finding that with a lot of handheld currently. Vita is being abandoned unless you're Japanese, another example of high price and poor marketing though. I like the idea of the switch for the handheld capabilities but it's not got the fan base amongst my friends so I have no interest in it. Sorry I rambled on a bit there, back on point... Shield portable: a great device that will remain an unsung hero..
FlyNSquirrel91 (5 months ago)
It's great for wifi drones as well, built in mapper
tinostarks (5 months ago)
fucking HATE uplay
Honeyball Lecter (5 months ago)
One reviewer of the Shield Portable on Amazon said "Nvidia Shield Portable is the future of all Handheld Gaming Systems" He was both right and wrong :(
N R (6 months ago)
So random . l
Bùi Kiên (6 months ago)
Hi,i hope you can see my comment and reply I am going to make a plan to buy this one,just for stream game from my PC using GTX1060 Is this worth it,anything else should i choose.I don't want to sit all day I mean,does it support for last-gen graphics card ?
Anthony Flagg (5 months ago)
If you can find it for cheap (around $150) it's worth it, very few systems have as big a battery (7350mah, bigger than some tablets), and coupled with the smartphone-sized screen that means you can sit and game, especially streaming which is less intensive, for basically 6-7 hours. That said, while Nvidia may not have considered it a commercial success, it did fill a niche at the time, and thus inspired a lot of work in the game-streaming field, so with an app like Moonlight, you can do this with basically any tablet or phone with almost any connected controller nowadays. So if you already have a decent device and a controller, it may not be worth the additional cost to get one of these. It supports any decent Kepler or better GPU (GTX 650 or better, if memory serves). Basically, if your machine supports ShadowPlay/NVENC you're golden. However, if you plan on going wireless you DO need a good router. I highly recommend at least a ~$150 tier ASUS or Netgear Wireless N or AC router (N56/N68 or AC66/AC68 are some good cheap models) with 5GHz network support. Otherwise you'll get a lot of hitching or bad connection problems.
GamerVideoProductions (6 months ago)
He said it was like a "Mini Phone", smh 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
axelgear666 (6 months ago)
Now with recent fusee gelee hack it won't matter, switch modded will be king. I use to own a shield portable, still have the k1, but the only true issue I had with the shield was the fact they used a crappy dpad. A SNES dpad will always be the best
axelgear666 (5 months ago)
Anthony Flagg I have a 8bitdo snes30 pro, its acceptable, not as good as SNES mini controller but I'll take the switch for what it is. Better than the delayed and outdated pyra dragonbox handheld
Anthony Flagg (5 months ago)
Except the Switch also has a terrible D-pad lol
SuperDuperTj (6 months ago)
The real question is can it play fortnite
Darth pooh (6 months ago)
Can it play gba?
Pedruh (6 months ago)
But can it run FORTNITE?
Jonathan Barnes (3 months ago)
Pedruh sure through nvidia play.
Hamad Alrowaie (6 months ago)
I'm want it built in win 10 🙂 it is going to be better than the gpd win 🙂
Dj Riot (6 months ago)
When my download for happy chick ends on my nvidia shield I cant seem to find it anywhere. Bummer
Slade Hollway (6 months ago)
PUBG mobile on this thing
cool guy (6 months ago)
How did you get the name randomfrankp
random linux nerd (6 months ago)
Looks cool
Craft Omair (6 months ago)
So the latest android it got is lollipop, huh.
Craft Omair (5 months ago)
Anthony Flagg (5 months ago)
Yes Nvidia has basically abandoned this entirely. Sad since nothing really came to take the crown. The GPD XD is the next best thing and it is just nowhere near as nice.
MrNappySlaps (6 months ago)
This makes me want to bring mine out of hibernation! I had mine full of emulators and games... Dono why I stopped , I thought my shield tablet would replace it , but seeing this makes me miss the whole controller in one unit. Also the shield had in-house controller to touch screen mapping, so everyting was compatible, wish it worked for pubg...
CactiIsPlural (6 months ago)
I'm gonna buy this because emulators
Aaron Wise (6 months ago)
Can it run nexomon?
Olivier Van Coppenolle (6 months ago)
Wait, can you use that with the new nvidia streaming service?
Anthony Flagg (5 months ago)
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Not Andrew (6 months ago)
Long car rides...... The only people that go on long car rides are kids.
hbarudi (6 months ago)
I like the concept of those shield tablet and shield portable, but their lack of ram is a big problem when android really needs a lot of ram to be responsive. Android kit kat needs 4gb ram, android 5 and 6 need 6gb ram, and android 7 and 8 need 8gb ram.
Anthony Flagg (5 months ago)
Actually I've been poking mine lately and they really did a great job with their ROMs for this, system only uses about 380MB of RAM at idle, so it works just fine.
CuteAss Tiger (7 months ago)
Happy chick emulator ? Miss me with that stuff dude
game killer (7 months ago)
Why did it fail
Anthony Flagg (5 months ago)
They released it at a time where everyone felt handheld gaming was basically dead, high-end phones and tablets were the new hotness, and everyone thought they were going to take that market. Little did they know that phone GPU drivers would be so terrible that there was no way that was going to happen, so to this day this machine still has one of the best mobile GPUs around (not so much in raw power but just working like it should). Unless a game absolutely requires OpenGL ES 3 support, this can still run it, more or less.
ExtraBaka (7 months ago)
So u cant buy them anymore??? :(((( wanted to buy one for my husband
Anthony Flagg (5 months ago)
Not new in box no, but they are available on Ebay as he mentions in the video.
Esdwin Lopez (7 months ago)
Going to fix my Nvidia Shield Portable after not using for 2 years since my little nephews yanked off the usb port :( This handheld is perfect for emulation especially for PPSSPP emulator due to its improvements.
iDawn Create (7 months ago)
Nicee vid, Canelo!! : D
Colossal (7 months ago)
fortnite in this when?
Geometryjosh 21 (7 months ago)
Is this more powerful than the Shield K1?
Anthony Flagg (5 months ago)
No. This uses a Tegra 4, the predecessor to the K1.
Rody Davis (7 months ago)
How are tablets obsolete? The iPads sells are going up.
Jojo Stark (7 months ago)
Im actually trying to get rid of mine because i dont use it anymore.
Suneru (7 months ago)
"Current gen games like Pokemon Platinum" Yeah..
not That (7 months ago)
I want this but it’s SO EXPENSIVE
Deficit OW (7 months ago)
A Nvidia shield portable 2 prototype was actually discovered in a thrift store a year or two back. I wouldn't be surprised though if the Nvidia shield portable 2 wasn't released because of a agreement with Nintendo that led to them being the provider of the Switch processor (Tegra X1), resulting in Nintendo basically having a monopoly on the portable console market.
BulletsTheBear (7 months ago)
Can it run Fortnite
MC Spectrum (7 months ago)
Wait so can i download OW on it?
n4thb4dc0 (7 months ago)
I love my Nvidia shield, play RR3 all the time, watch movies in bed too on Netflix, watch YouTube
DownieTheBrownie (7 months ago)
mine fuckin broke twice
Tardis (7 months ago)
Pokemon platinum is not a current game. What year are you living in?
Wivio 2 (8 months ago)
How do you play rocket league on that
ATechGuy2016 (8 months ago)
moonlight game streaming on android or as a chrome plugin. Port forward so you can even play your games when not at home. thank me later!
Parker Brooks (8 months ago)
First time here, instant sub! Really cool you did the last 2 minutes kind of casually and without any cuts. Other YouTubers overscript and overedit their vids to death, even cutting out the slight silences between every sentence.
Classics Media Market (8 months ago)
I still use it constantly! Every day ! Netflix music Games its amazing
Aymane Bencheikh (8 months ago)
1:58 bruuh Android 5.5 you be trippin son
Motorcycle098 100205 (8 months ago)
If that was rocket league you can play rocket ball on your phone if your on android
ThatArjun (8 months ago)
Just like Wii u tried to do back in the day.
Arction (8 months ago)
My complaint is it’s 375$ for a decent one which is much more than a switch so it’s one of the worst purchases possible imo.
DR cat (8 months ago)
These things suck I had one kept it in best condition the power port didn't hardly change any more the touch screen display became unresponsive so I had too use the thumb stick to type I got another one samething happened again and I did not drop it or anything it's just shit don't buy.
FishAndFlips (8 months ago)
Pokemon platinum isn’t really “current”
WiriamuFirippu (8 months ago)
usb not just for charging..
Zion dornstadter (8 months ago)
So can you use this as a computer gaming thing with afforded now?!?
Gothic Orphan (8 months ago)
I pressed F but it just went to Fullscreen.
TimothyTim PSP (8 months ago)
That thing is not tiny. I think it failed because it's weird looking. Arkward looking.
TimothyTim PSP (6 months ago)
Yes it would turn heads.
Epic Troll Internet (8 months ago)
For emulators: just buy a Bluetooth gamepad designed to phones (that have phone holder)
That One Dumbo (8 months ago)
Zoltán Szalay But even though most mobile games suck, there’s some out there which are great, And work perfectly with the portable! But yes I do agree with your point.
Freak Azoid (8 months ago)
When you realize you were playing switch in 2k13
sup3rskrull (8 months ago)
we need a new portable shield with a better screen
RandomGuyYT (8 months ago)
Is it the time for the portable 2?
Chris Flowers (8 months ago)
Yours still works???? Properly???????? How fast does the MicroSD Load?????? Needs more Buttons on the Controls, needs a better MicroSD Reader, a Battery that can be Replaced, and better Screen Resolution. Oh, lets not forget: BIGGER STORAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! 16GB????????????
SaiClon3 (8 months ago)
headphone JaCk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
CAPTAIN L.O.L (9 months ago)
2018 still dead
mandude83 (9 months ago)
Mines broken, After 4 happy years i now get a fade to black screen, Was that desperate to emulate again i got a cheap GP2X F200, Wow what a piece of crap that is these days! GPD Win 2 next....
Lucas Pentedemos (9 months ago)
I think the biggest question is can it play fortnite?
GIO (9 months ago)
Same I want a new one soo bad
ZachAttackRandom (9 months ago)
Holy hell 200$
Thisguysgaming - (9 months ago)
Google pixels snapdragons processor is way better. Plus the iPhone X processor is even better. A11 chip
Alexander Tepper (9 months ago)
I had the shield k1 no one wanted it back then I returned it
Alexander Tepper (9 months ago)
So your an idiot that ended up with a shield I got a gpd win cause they didnt make enough of them and am happier with my gpd win running windows 10
adecree (9 months ago)
SO happy you mentioned emulators. First thing I thought of.

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