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Nvidia Shield Console

The Nvidia Shield Console and accessories that go with it will let you play Android and console games on your (ideally) big-screen television with high-res graphics and fast frame rates.

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Power under the hood

The Nvidia Shield Console will sport the new Nvidia Tegra X1 processor with 256-core Maxwell GPU with 3GB RAM.

It will also be 4K Ultra-HD Ready with 4K playback and capture up to 60 fps.

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Striking design

The strangely-angular design of the console sits upright showing off the Nvidia logo.

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Many ways to connect

The Shield Console has several modes of input with Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, two USB 3.0 slots, Micro-USB 2.0, a Micro SD slot, and an IR Receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony).

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Shield Remote

The Shield Remote will let you watch movies and select other streaming content from the comfort of your couch.

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The full setup

The Nvidia Shield and one controller will cost $199 and will be available in May.

Other accessories, such as the Shield Remote and additional controllers will need to be purchased separately.

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Controller details

Like most modern game controllers you'll get the standard gamepad, plus two 360 joysticks and the standard four-button layout.

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Back of controller

You'll also get the standard shoulder buttons and triggers that you'll find on other popular game console controllers.

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Unique design

Here's another look at the angular design of the Nvidia Shield console.

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