For the hardcore on the go gamer out there, this will be a real treat as chip maker, Nvidia has today announced its next generation gaming console that will be the world’s first 4K Android TV. The device is wrapped in a thin chassis and has the familiar Nvidia sharp design aesthetic (with green glow). Shield comes with an H.265 decoder that can handle 4K at 60Hz with 10-bit video processing.
The new Shield features Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi ac connectivity as well as USB connectors. NVIDIA has also announced a Bluetooth-enabled Shield Remote.
Nvidia’s home console is powered by its Tegra X1, its new mobile “superchip” that they announced in January. Company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is touting just how much more powerful this Shield is compared to popular set-top boxes like Apple TV — but it’s also about twice the performance of the Xbox 360 at half the power output.
The device will be available later in May this year at $199.
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