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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV box – the new SHIELD device you can get at a decent price

NVIDIA SHIELD, the Android TV powered by a Tegra X1 chip, was recently unveiled at MWC and it appears it will officially come out in May. NVIDIA always puts its own twist on everything Android and this does not make any difference, considering this is a modified Android TV box.


Nvidia Shield


The SHIELD device has support for native 4K 60Hz video signals and access to NVIDIA GRID game streaming tech. Under the black and green chassis you will find a potent Tegra X1 ARM system on a chip with one Maxwell GPU (256-cores).


SHIELD remote


The device has a small remote with one dedicated voice search button that you can optionally buy for a decent amount of cash, of course. When it comes to gaming, the SHIELD will also be compatible with an existing controller. NVIDIA is planning on curating important Android games in its own SHIELD Store, and among the titles you will soon play on this console/ Android TV box you can find Doom 3 BFG Edition, Crysis 3and Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel. There are also games in the cloud aimed at at the moment.


Nvidia game


The GRID system will support 1080p streaming at 60 fps on fast connections, an improvement from the 720p with 30 fps it runs on at the moment. It will become available in two subscription offers, namely basic (720p) and premium (1080p). The subscriptions include already existing games but you will have to buy top tier AAA games yourself.


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  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor with 256-core Maxwell GPU with 3GB RAM
  • Video Features: 4K Ultra-HD Ready with 4K playback and capture up to 60 fps (VP9, H265, H264)
  • Audio Features: 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI, High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192kHz over HDMI and USB, High-resolution audio upsample to 24-bit/192hHz over USB
  • Storage: 16GB, MicroSD slot (supports 128GB cards)
  • Wireless: 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth: 4.1/BLE
  • Interfaces: Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, Two USB 3.0 (Type A), Micro-USB 2.0
  • IR Receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)
  • Gaming Features NVIDIA GRID streaming service, NVIDIA GameStream
  • Weight: 23oz / 654g
  • Height: 5.1in / 130mm
  • Width: 8.3in / 210mm
  • Depth: 1.0in / 25mm




NVIDIA SHIELD box will be available for purchase starting May and it will have a price tag of $199. This price will include the SHIELD controller that you can separately buy of $60 now.

Source: NVIDIANews

Deals News

EVGA Tegra Note 7 on sale for $129.99 on Newegg!

If you want a Tegra Note 7 at a great price, head over to Newegg, where you can find the handset on sale for just $129.99 (that’s $70 off of the retail price!). If you’re looking for a powerful tablet for yourself or for a loved one, you can now get one on a bargain. The deal is limited to US customers only, so you get dibs on it if you’re an American.

Tegra Note 7 uses a Tegra 4 processor dedicated to gaming and neat 2012 Nexus 7 specs. This means it has a 1280x800p screen and 1 GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, 5 MP rear camera and an integrated stylus.

Updates and hardware come from NVIDIA, which means they’re very fast when it comes to supporting new Android versions. The tablet is on 4.4.2 at the moment, even if we have newer versions already. If you don’t care that much about the newest Android version, head on to Newegg where you can decide whether you want a nice techie present for Christmas or not. 

Source: Newegg

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hardware News

Acer Chromebook CB5 – a new Tegra-powered notebook hitting the market this summer

A new Tegra-powered device will hit the market this August and some photos have already been leaked online. We’re talking about Tegra K1-powered notebook Acer Chromebook CB5 that appeared on the Swedish site and is packing a Tegra K1 processor with 4 GB of RAM memory and a 32 GB SSD. To top it off, the device has a 13.3” display.

The device also has 2 USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI port, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a pretty sexy design. Its possible launch date, at least according to the Swedish site, is August 1st. No other details were given but this proves that we will soon have a Chromebook running a Tegra processor. This may just well be one of the most powerful Chromebooks that hit the market this year, apart from Chromebook Pixel, and its HD screen makes us hope it will have a 1080p resolution.