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Ryan Shrout
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Florence, KY, USA

Ryan started PC Perspective in 2004 and before that ran hardware review websites by the name of Amdmb.com and Athlonmb.com.  Besides taking care of the day to day operations of the pcper.com, managing content and producing a podcast, he also hosts This Week in Computer Hardware on the This Week in Tech network with Patrick Norton.  

You can find Ryan mostly on PC Perspective, but also in a few key places:


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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Controller Review - Android Gaming Makes a Move

07/29/2014 - 08:00

An interesting thing happened a couple of weeks back, while I was standing on stage at our annual PC Perspective Hardware Workshop during Quakecon in Dallas, TX. When NVIDIA offered up a SHIELD (now called the SHIELD Portable) for raffle, the audience...

Battery Life, Pricing and Conclusions

07/29/2014 - 00:19

One thing we haven't talked about yet is the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet's battery life. That might seem surprising, since we are talking about a mobile device, but it turns out the results are decent. [inline:files/review/2014-07-29/eembcbattery.png]

Performance Benchmarks

07/28/2014 - 23:30

Though I already talked about the performance of the Tegra K1 SoC in our Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet review last week, it is worth revisiting a handful of CPU and GPU tests with the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet directly. First up, let's look at the CPU performance...

SHIELD - Android and PC Gaming

07/28/2014 - 23:24

NVIDIA bills the SHIELD Tablet as the "tablet for gamers" and that can be a tough stance to take if you just glance at the world of Android gaming today. Yes, Android gaming is gaining in popularity, but all of our indications show that the...

The Cover and Controller

07/28/2014 - 22:06

I would consider the SHIELD Tablet Cover and Controller to be more than just optional accessories and, instead, classify them as required purchases to really see the purpose, power, and potential that the product offers. Let's start with the cover. [...

PC Perspective Hardware Workshop 2014 @ Quakecon 2014 in Dallas, TX

07/23/2014 - 15:43

UPDATE: The event is over, but the video is embeded below if you want to see the presentations! Thanks again to everyone that attended and all of our sponsors! It is that time of year again: another installment of the PC Perspective Hardware...

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with Tegra K1 and SHIELD Controller

07/22/2014 - 08:08

It's odd how regular these events seem to come. Almost exactly one year ago today, NVIDIA launched the SHIELD gaming device, which is a portable Android tablet attached to a controller, all powered by the Tegra 4 SoC. It was a completely unique...

Accessories and Performance Preview

07/20/2014 - 18:38

Not all of the changes in the SHIELD Tablet are in hardware, though. The team at NVIDIA has been working on the software features as well. [inline:files/review/2014-07-20/12.jpg]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 Android Tablet Review - Utilizing NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC

07/20/2014 - 12:23

Back in May a Chinese company announced what was then the first and only product based on NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 SoC, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9. Since then we have had a couple of other products hit our news wire including Google’s own Project Tango...

Battery Life and Conclusions

07/18/2014 - 13:51

My battery testing with the Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 is a bit limited for now as I was only able to run our now standard PCPer Wi-Fi test. In this test, display brightness is normalized and we run a script which cycles through websites every 30 seconds.  [...