The highly anticipated NVIDIA Shield Console is finally available for purchase and is the first Android TV device to give the Fire TV some real competition. NVIDIA claims the device’s Tegra X1 processor is 8 times more powerful than the one in the Fire TV. It also comes with 3GB of RAM, one upping the Fire TV’s 2 GB. The base model comes with 16GB of internal memory, twice as much as the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. If that isn’t enough, however, NVIDIA will be releasing a 500GB “Pro” model in a couple weeks. The base console’s $199 price may seem steep at twice the price of the Fire TV, but remember that the Nvidia Shield comes with a highly reviewed game controller that retails for $60 on its own. The 500GB model will run you an additional $100. Amazon is currently offering a $30 Google Play credit and 3 months of unlimited Google Play music with every purchase.
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