The top speaker bar is split in half by a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with an same shooter sans autofocus on the rear of the device. Let's not flip the tablet over just yet, though -- a handful of ports, holes and buttons run around the edges. Most of the action is on the right: a power button, volume toggles, a microSD slot and an embedded, passive stylus for pen input. The WiFi model also features a walled-in cutout for a micro-SIM card slot -- an ever-present reminder that you could have purchased the LTE model more on that device below.
The bottom edge is host to a simple bass speaker vent, while the left side is marked only by the magnetic connectors that latch onto an optional screen cover. Oh, and that backside? Just a smooth, matte surface accented only by the word "Shield," etched in glossy black lettering. So, coming back to what i'm willing to ask to you, Nvidia Shield Tablet owners: would you reccomend this tablet for hand written notes?
And by that i mean: writing on this tablet is almost as fast and comfortable as writing on the good old paper with an ink pen? If not, what else would you buy, considering that the ability to run smoothly something like Asphalt 8 it's a must have?
Thank you very much in advance. You only get a small space to write in and the software can take a little time to catch up with your scrawl and turn it into printed text. We used it far more with apps like Evernote or Write where you can make hand-written notes directly.
Paint reacts just as is would in real life, with paper blotting with watercolours, layering up with oil paints and you can even scrape away the layers to reveal your base colours. Unlike other sites, we thoroughly test every product we review. We use industry standard tests in order to compare features properly.
It was just the size I was looking for and I thought the higher screen resolution would be the answer to my note taking search. That's when I discovered what having a "screen digitizer" really means. The Nvidia Shield K1 and most similarly priced tablets don't have digitizers. Trying to take notes with the typical rubber tipped stylus on the Nvidia Shield was a huge disappointment and I feared that I had just invested in nice android tablet, but not one for note taking.
The Nvidia Shield K1 and most similarly priced tablets don't have digitizers. As it was, I kept having to pause and wait for the tablet to catch up. Putting all of the Shield's ports on one half of the top edge leaves it feeling a little crowded, and thumbing its physical toggles gave me second thoughts about its build quality. Then, the keys are replaced with a dynamically scrolling area in which you can write letters, numbers, and symbols. There are three distinct painting modes, each with its own unique GPU-accelerated effects: standard pen with shape recognition, watercolor and oil. Okay, we've got those, too: The Shield tablet measures 8.
It runs on the custom built Nvidia Tegra K1 processor clocked at 2. Once a screenshot is taken, there are options for saving it to the photo library as a. You only get a small space to write in and the software can take a little time to catch up with your scrawl and turn it into printed text. The benchmarks provide further support for our user experiences too. Engaging it also eliminates the palm interference issue discussed above when using the handwriting input field, although this adds an extra step.
I am currently using Smart note as well but I also use WPS Office kingsoft Office -- with the stylus beta app for handwriting and converting into text if I need something compatible with Microsoft word.
Although the tablet feels sturdy and well-built, it isn't perfect. For comparison's sake, that makes it taller, wider and thicker than the Nexus 7 -- though it does sport a larger 8-inch, 1, x 1, display. In-between there are some more unusual options, which generally build on capacitive touchscreens as have become common on smartphones and tablets in recent years. The other additional button is for lasso capture mode, which provides a simple pen tool for annotating the screen, along with several screen capture options, including whole screen, rectangular region and free-hand lasso region. While the stylus enhances note-taking and sketching, Nvidia gives digital artists something as well. In fact, most of the additions, apart from the Camera app, are to highlight the gaming capabilities of the Nvidia Shield Tablet.
Writing is processed in real-time, but the engine waits until you pause before replacing handwritten letters with their digital equivalents. Even the amount of water loaded on the brush can be adjusted, or you can splash water alone on the screen. A menu bar across the top handles file management, art type, and other settings, while a pop-up menu along the bottom controls color selection, tool, texture, and importing a photo or saved image from which to trace. In my opinion the option of having palm rejection in the NST is delightful which makes writing comfortable. Nvidia Shield Tablet: Performance Aside from solid build quality and an impressive screen, underneath the hood is where the Nvidia Shield Tablet really excels. The bottom edge is host to a simple bass speaker vent, while the left side is marked only by the magnetic connectors that latch onto an optional screen cover.
The Nvidia Dabble software is tucked away in this folder too, which is a special bit of software for drawing and sketching with the DirectStylus 2. Although the tablet feels sturdy and well-built, it isn't perfect. While the stylus enhances note-taking and sketching, Nvidia gives digital artists something as well. The button on the left locks out all touch inputs except for the stylus.