As buzz builds leading up to the May 28 launch of the Nvidia Shield Console, e-tailer Amazon.com has outed a second version of the Android TV device. Nvidia unveiled the Shield Console for $200 at GDC 2015 in March. Now Amazon has revealed (briefly) a $300 Nvidia Shield Pro with 500GB of storage. The listing was removed shortly after it was listed.
Both versions of the Android TV device will come with a controller and an HDMI cable, with the option to add a stand and a remote to your order. The main difference is the amount of hard drive space, as the Shield Console was announced to have just 16GB of storage. The Shield Console has a microSD card slot which can also be used for extra storage space.
The first Nvidia gaming console, which follows the Nvidia Shield Portable and Nvidia Shield Tablet, will support 4K video games and video out of the box and run on the new 256-core Nvidia Tegra X1 superchip. Shield Console also supports HDMI, USB 3.0, 802.11 ac 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and comes with 3GB of RAM.
There will be 200 games available at launch, each optimized to take advantage of controller support. In addition to Android games designed for Tegra X1, gamers can use the cloud to play GRID games like Metro: Last Light Redux, Dying Light, and Crysis 3 on Shield Console. These games will be delivered at 1080p and run at 60 frames per second.
With the annual Google I/O developer conference happening May 28-29, expect additional news regarding the first next gen Android TV micro console device from Nvidia.