NVIDIA Shield Android TV game console review

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So here we have the console unit, housing a Tegra X1 processor with 256-core Maxwell GPU, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (upgradable via microSD). What a terrific design / look / feel. See that nvidia logo to the lower right?

 

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So when you press the logo it actually functions as the on/off switch. Once your Shield Android TV is powered on you can press it and your controller and/or other wireless devices will be scanned and added for functionality.

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The unit is small, really small... 21cm long and roughly 13cm wide. Once powered on a green LED will show. You can tone down and dim the green lantern LED though. 

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This here is actually the bottom side, there's a rubberized sticker on there. The overall feel is sturdy enough alright. Located at the backside you'll spot all the connectivity, and there's plenty of it. Let's dig through that shall we?

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Located at the backside we see all the wired connections. Power connector, HDMI, micro SDXC slot, Gigabit Ethernet HDMI 2.0 port, micro USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 ports x2: for mouse, keyboard, or even external hard drives. Again, ethernet wise you can use the unit wireless 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi also compatible with 802.11g/n WiFi and then Bluetooth 4.1/BLE for headsets, other game controllers, etc.

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