Thanks to Snowpocalypse here in Portland, OR, FedEx had a hard time delivering a very important package. As you may have seen on Twitter this morning, this was the package we were anxiously awaiting. After a bunch of back and forth between me and FedEx, the new SHIELD TV from NVIDIA has finally arrived, so let’s get right into unboxing this thing.
Featuring the same specs from the 2015 model, the SHIELD TV (2017) comes with a Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM, as well as 16GB of built-in storage. However, if that’s not enough room to fit all of your HD and 4K content, dual USB 3.0 ports should have you covered. If that’s still not enough, the PRO version can be purchased for an extra $100, providing you with 500GB of storage, as well as a microSD slot.
On top of a solid Android TV experience, the SHIELD TV is also designed to offer top-notch gaming. Thanks to GeForce NOW, those not invested into a Steam library full of games can pay NVIDIA for access to their library, which is full of great titles, with new ones being added all of the time.
Inside the box, NVIDIA provides the SHIELD itself, SHIELD Controller, plus a SHIELD Remote. With the original SHIELD TV, that was a $50 accessory. Good looking out, NVIDIA.
The SHIELD TV (2017) is available for purchase starting today for $199, with a PRO model also available for $299.
With a review soon to come, let’s get into the unboxing.