Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Nvidia Shield: World's first 4K Android TV Console

Announced at MWC 2015, the Nvidia Shield is an Android TV console on steroids. If you aren't familiar with Android TV, please read this article.

This console is a beast packed into a small housing. Featuring Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor and a 256 core Maxwell-generation GPU. The new console version also supports 4K video output, has both 802.11ac Wi-Fi and an Ethernet jack. It even has an IR receiver that works with Logitech's Harmony remote controls. For expansion, it has two USB 3.0 ports, a Micro-USB port, and a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 128GB in size, to augment the built-in 16GB of storage.

To support the top-of-the-class CPU and GPU, the Shield boasts of 3 GB RAM. Theoretically, it has 35 times greater performance than the Apple TV. The console can handle 4K video or 1080p at 60 fps without even breaking a sweat.

The Shield connects to Nvidia's Grid game-streaming service, which delivers games on demand much like Netflix does for movies and TV. This gives the Shield access to the entire library of Android games, as well as traditional PC titles such as Batman: Arkham Origins and Metro: Last Light.

The Sheild remote

To control your console, the Shield comes with a Bluetooth remote control that features a built-in mic, giving you one-touch access to Google search using your voice. The groove in the center cleverly conceals the volume control. The console/set top box also comes with a wireless Xbox-like controller, which is rated to last up to 40 hours between charges.

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