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Teardown: Taking a Look Inside Nvidia's Shield

By - Source: iFixit | B 5 comments

It's what's on the inside that counts, after all.

Nvidia's Shield is a whole new breed of mobile device that combines smartphone and tablet technology and console gaming to form a totally new experience. We've already taken an in-depth look at Shield for our review, comparing it to other mobile gaming devices available today and putting it through its paces in terms of benchmarks. One thing we didn't do was take a look under the hood at the guts of the device.

 

Lucky for us, the ever brave iFixit team has done just that. The company gave Nvidia's Shield the usual teardown treatment and found the Nvidia Tegra 4 quad core CPU, 5-inch touchscreen display, 16 GB of flash memory, 2 GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Jelly Bean we already knew about. However, the iFixit guys also got a look at the cooling system, a fan that they say is a breeze to replace, and the battery, which is a three-cell, 3.7 V, 7350 mAh, rechargeable lithium-ion. The battery is apparently quite difficult to get at and so not very easily replaced. They also pointed out that the case kind of looks like Batman's mask. See?

 

For all the gory photos and full teardown instructions, head over to iFixit.

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    razor512 , August 2, 2013 2:07 PM
    seems like all smartphone/ tablet parts (especially the memory, flash, and wifi)

    it seems that all they are doing is runing the CPU at a higher speed and using active cooling.

    this may be promising for the latest tegra enabled smartphones and tablets, a user developing for a tegra device can simply take it apart, then use a thermal sensor to get the clock speed as high as possible while remaining under 60c at full load.


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    haley0918 , August 2, 2013 9:30 PM
    Batman? More like Iron Man hidden within
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    renz496 , August 3, 2013 7:03 AM
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    Batman? More like Iron Man hidden within


    it's nvidia so it must be batman :D 
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    christop , August 4, 2013 4:34 PM
    What the point in this product..?
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    renz496 , August 7, 2013 9:00 PM
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    What the point in this product..?


    marketing tool to promote tegra platform to both public and developer