As Sony and Microsoft were going on top in terms of gaming consoles Nividia thought why stay behind? So they decided to release an ultimate gaming console having a lot of features. And the best of those features is that it can also be used as an android tv
A Smarter Android Box TV:
Explore a world of entertainment, powered by Android TV. Tap into Google Play for a huge selection of movies, TV shows, and apps. It also features Google’s voice control feature just say “Oscar-winning movies” or “launch Orcs Must Die” and let Google’s advanced voice commands do the work for you. SHIELD makes it fast and easy.
All the streaming set-top boxes look alike. They are usually very fat and uncomfortable to carry with you , no bigger than the CD players or a VCR or either they look like a rounded puck
The Nvidia shield is neither round not flat nor it is like a fat CD player
It has a mix design of criss-corss lines unique slants and stark angles its also loger than wider-
1.0x 8.3 x 5.1 inches or 25 x 210 x 130mm (H x L x D).
On the top of the device you will find an Nvidia logo, a capacitive- touch power button on the top left corner, an led that lights up when turned on. On the back side there are a lot of ports: Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, Two USB 3.0 ports, micro USB 2.0 and a microSD slot.
RELEASE DATE May 28, 2015.
PROCESSOR NVIDIA® Tegra® X1 processor with a 256-core GPU and 3 GB RAM
VIDEO FEATURES 4K Ultra HD ready
4K playback at 60 FPS (VP9, H265, H264)
4K capture at 30 FPS (H264, H265)
AUDIO 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI
High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USB
High-resolution audio up-sample to 24-bit/192 kHz over USB
Supports: AAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, PCM
STORAGE 16 GB and 500 GB (Note: portion of storage occupied by system software)
WIRELESS 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
INTERFACES Gigabit Ethernet
Two USB 3.0 (Type A)
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 5.1 (Lollipop) powered by Android TV and Google Cast
SOFTWARE UPDATES SHIELD software upgrades directly from NVIDIA
POWER 40W power adapter (5-10 W typical consumption)
GAMING FEATURES NVIDIA GRID™ game streaming service
PRICE 199.99$ -Amazon.com
A list of games that can be played on Nvidia Shield
-reference link: 1) http://shield.nvidia.com/games/grid
Some reviews about the Nvidia Shield:
“Best Android TV – and best smart TV – on the market today”-SlashGear
“The only 4K Netflix certified set-top box we are aware of.” –AnandTech
“A cord-cutter’s dream”-Android Guys