By now it is very clear that the future of screen technology will be 4K driven with the highest resolution of today being the requisite of a majority of consumers in the market today. And perhaps the section of people who have benefitted the most with theintroduction of 4K resolution screen technology is the gamer crowds of today. And specifically for these people, gaming chipset developers, NVIDIA have unveiled an all new addition to their Shield Android TV console line-up, called just Shield, at the CES 2017 trade show on Wednesday.This new offering from NVIDIA runs on Nvidia Tegra X1 processor with 256 core GPU and 3GB RAM. It also supports Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround-sound technology.
Based on the genuine Android TV platform, the new Nvidia Shield allows video streaming in 4K HDR format which means you can run 4K videos a refresh rate of 60 fps, including from services such as Netflix.The Shield TV is also the first device in the series which supports Google Assistant, a feature available only on Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google Home and the messaging app Allo.In order for Shield to receive commands from the users easily, the company has also launched a microphone accessory called Nvidia Spot along with the device, enabling it to receive commands just like voice-activated speakers. Multiple Spot microphones can be bought as well, and placed in rooms across the house, providing Google Assistant features with the Shield Android TV as the central hub. Running on Android 7.0 Nougat, the NVIDIA Shield comes pre-loaded apps such as Nvidia Games, Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, Goole Play Store, and Google Plus Movies and TV.
The new Shield TV has two variants which are already up for pre-order in U.S on Nvidia website and will start shipping from next month onwards. The entry level model, which offers 16GB storage, is available at $199 while the Pro version, which offers 500GB of storage is priced at a much higher $299.Both models include a TV remote worth $49, and game controller worth $59 free of cost.