NVIDIA Releases SHIELD, the Best Android TV Console Available [MWC 2015]
NVIDIA is definitely becoming a manufacturer to keep an eye on when it comes to Android and gaming. Even if you’re not a gamer, NVIDIA’s SHIELD products are definitely worth the look. That goes double for their newest product, the NVIDIA SHIELD.
The SHIELD is an Android TV console that, of course, is built with gamers in mind. It carries many of the features you’d expect from an Android TV console, plus the ability to play console quality games — not just upscaled versions of mobile games like the Nexus Player does. When I say “console quality,” I’m talking games like Crysis 3, Borderlands, and Doom 3. You can even link your SHIELD to NVIDIA’s GRID platform to play full game titles from NVIDIA servers, not Play Store content.
The specs underneath are also not shabby at all. Powering the SHIELD is NVIDIA’s own Tegra X1 processor, the same processor they’ll be using to power cars! Paired with that you’ll find 3GBs of RAM, 16GBs of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.1, a couple of USB ports, and a microSD card slot. The NVIDIA’s SHIELD allows you to grab content via an Ethernet port or through WiFi (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and also has the same technology that the Shield Tablet and Shield Portable have which allows users to move apps from internal to external storage. Not to mention, the SHIELD is the first Android TV device that can stream 4K content!
All this comes in a package that includes a SHIELD controller and carries a price tag of only $199! With everything included here, it’d be easy to ask why you would even consider anything else, as far as living room entertainment is concerned? What do you all think about the NVIDIA SHIELD?