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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


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San Jose, California 95110
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March 9, 2015 |

NVIDIA Introduces SHIELD Android TV Console

Priced at $199, the living room entertainment device comes with an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, Android TV operating system, and GRID game-streaming service.

NVIDIA has introduced its first living room entertainment device under the SHIELD brand – the SHIELD Android TV Console. The device offers one teraflop of computing power, support for 4K television, and access to Android TV apps and entertainment. The console includes the company’s latest Tegra X1 processor with 256-core Maxwell architecture GPU and 64-bit CPU, and GRID game-streaming service, providing an on-demand “Netflix for games” experience up to 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.

“SHIELD will change the way we enjoy digital entertainment at home,” says Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. “It’s an incredibly powerful, efficient, and advanced living room entertainment device. It’s the best Android TV experience. And it can transform into a serious gaming machine. It’s made to game.”

SHIELD comes bundled with NVIDIA’s WiFi direct controller. Optional accessories include additional controllers, a remote control, and a stand. The TV console will be available in May 2015, starting at $199.

NVIDIA SHIELD Specifications


NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor
256-core Maxwell GPU with 3GB RAM

Video Features

4K Ultra-HD ready with 4K playback and capture up to 60 fps (VP9, H265, H264)


7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI
High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USB
High-resolution audio up-sample to 24-bit/192 kHz over USB


16 GB


802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.1/BLE


Gigabit Ethernet
HDMI 2.0
Two USB 3.0 (Type A)
Micro-USB 2.0
MicroSD slot
IR Receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)

Software Updates

SHIELD software upgrades directly from NVIDIA

Gaming Features

NVIDIA GRID game streaming service
NVIDIA GameStream


40 W power adapter

Weight and Size

Weight: 23 oz / 654 g
Height: 5.1 in / 130 mm
Width: 8.3 in / 210 mm
Depth: 1.0 in / 25 mm

Operating System

Android TV, Google Cast Ready

Included Apps


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