The NVIDIA Shield was the first product to retail with NVIDIA's Tegra 4 processor and it was a large step up over the Tegra 3 processor. The Tegra 3 processor powered the original Nexus 7 as well as the original Microsoft Surface Tablet - and the later worked as a full-on PC with Windows RT. In theory, the Shield is powerful enough to replace a desktop, but when running Android and with limited connectivity options, my guess is that it will suffer. Still, someone had to try. Check it out below.
With so many productivity applications now available for mobile devices, there are virtually no reasons you cannot complete most of the tasks you normally would from your desktop PC. Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Dropbox, a multitude of web browsers, multimedia applications and many more. This is helped further by the powerful internal components of the Sheild, most importantly being the Tegra 4 quad-core processors and 2GB of ram.