Nvidia Shield Review: The Best Way To Experience Android TV

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[tc_dropcap]Nvidia has built two Shield devices in the past, but their latest hardware to carry the brand differs a little since it’s the first non-portable in the lineup.[/tc_dropcap] The new Shield (not to be confused with the old Shield, which is now the Shield portable) is an over-the-top box that uses Android TV to provide access to a range of mobile apps and games formatted for the big screen. But it does more than that, thanks to powerful gaming features that work with Nvidia services to give this small streamer powers akin to the top home gaming consoles.

Video Review

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Basics

  • Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, with 256-core GPU and 3GB RAM
  • 4K Ultra HD output ready
  • 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound audio output via HDMI
  • 16GB (reviewed) and 500GB storage options
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0×2, Micro-USB and MicroSD ports
  • Android 5.1, with…

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