After what seemed like a long wait, Nvidia’s Android portable gaming console, Shield, has finally started shipping. The team at iFixit has given the device their teardown treatment and has observed that it is relatively easy to open and repair. Also Read - Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3060 bilibili E-sports Limited Edition launched: Price in India, specifications
The team gave the Nvidia Shield 6 out of 10 in terms of ease of repairing and it is all down to the durability of the device and its modular design, which makes it easy to replace smaller parts. The device’s reparability though loses out on two fronts— the display and the battery. Also Read - Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs launched for entry level gaming laptops
They observed that the display is attached using strong hinges and adhesive, which makes it difficult to disassemble and repair. The battery, on the other hand, suffers from some complicated interior designing that makes it tricky to reach and remove the battery.
Overall, what comes out of this teardown is that the handheld gaming console is well-built and won’t suffer from all that button-mashing. That said, iFixit also adds that this being the first model there is still some room for improvement, which can expected in future iterations.
Check out the complete teardown here.