Nvidia Shield Black Friday Bundles Announced

Nvidia announces two Black Friday bundles featuring the Shield Tablet and Nvidia Shield handheld gaming system. The deals include bundled accessories and feature Mr. Gordon Freeman. 

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Nvidia celebrates Black Friday with the announcement of two special bundles for the Shield Tablet and Shield handheld gaming system.

The Green Box Bundle features the 32 GB Shield Tablet with LTE capability. Pick one up it for $399 and get a free Shield controller, but that's not all. The bundle also includes access to the Nvidia Grid on-demand game streaming service along with the Android ports of Half-Life 2, Portal, and a special surprise - Half-Life 2: Episode One, available for the first time for Android and optimized for the Shield Tablet's Tegra K1 processor.

The Shield portable hand-held system is getting its own bundle, which includes the device, a free carrying case, glossy black armor, and access to Nvidia Grid for $199.

These deals will be offered on Black Friday (November 28th) only, starting at 12:01am PST and will end at 11:59pm PST.

SourceNvidia Blog

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    November 24, 2014 6:00 AM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, Nvidia Shield Black Friday Bundles Announced

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      November 24, 2014 6:28 AM

      Saw that the other day as a giveaway contest. I kinda hope Nvidia is able to make something out of the tablet. The reviews have said it's a capable device. I want to see their tech advance. They managed to get their K1 into a few different units. Here's hoping we get past 2gb of ram pretty quickly. So many apps want to run a background service these days. Ugh.

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        November 24, 2014 6:55 AM

        I have the WiFi only Shield tablet and it's pretty damn nice. Even setting aside the gaming stuff it's a well-built tablet with good performance, good battery life, and some nice hardware and software enhancements.

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          November 24, 2014 7:00 AM

          Have you compared the screen to the Tab S? I was really looking to get a Tab S, but I like how the K1 should be good for at least 2 years and a few revs to the OS (unlike the N7 which tanked at 4.4.x) But, I'm a bit of a videophile so I've been drooling over the Tab S's screen.

          Plugging to a tv via hdmi is increasing in appeal. Plus I do dig front speakers, so hmmm

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            November 24, 2014 7:12 AM

            No, I didn't directly compare the screens. No brick-and-mortar stores had the Shield on display to inspect. I'd say the Shield's screen looks pretty nice, though. I know some reviews have mentioned that the screen's color balance is deliberately optimized for gaming, so it leans a bit towards a warmer/yellower balance.

            Digging in the settings, it actually has two settings for color calibration: "sRGB" and "Native. "sRGB" gives the warmer display I mentioned above. "Native" is noticeably cooler.

            Also, the speakers are pretty good for a device this size. They still lack some punch at the low end, but that's hard to avoid.

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            November 24, 2014 7:48 AM

            the speakers are really nice.

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      November 24, 2014 6:29 AM

      Still don't see the appeal of the device.

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        November 24, 2014 6:47 AM

        Being able to bring it anywhere, play as is or hook it up to a TV or monitor is a pretty great concept.

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        November 24, 2014 7:03 AM

        It's the streaming only steambox a lot of people wanted, but also portable. Seems pretty cool to me.

        I wish they'd release a cheap one without a screen that I could leave plugged into the TV all the time though.

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      November 24, 2014 6:34 AM

      Burakku Furaidē Bandoruuuuuuu!!!

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      November 24, 2014 6:37 AM

      I'm on T-Mo, anybody know if I could use the LTE tablet on my same account? If so any idea how much more it costs to add another device like that?

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        November 24, 2014 6:50 AM

        AFAIK, it should work. I don't know what the cost would be, though.

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        November 24, 2014 6:53 AM

        You can buy an unlocked version of the LTE tablet, but you'll have to ask a T-Mo rep to know for sure if it works.

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          November 24, 2014 1:59 PM

          Thank you. I'll have to look into this. Would be nice to just have an always connected tablet if it's not too much extra cost for the extra 'line'

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        November 24, 2014 7:15 AM

        AFAIK, tmo uses bands 2 & 4 (soon 12), so it *should* work - just not with the new 700Mhz stuff that they're rolling out - but most phones don't support 12 yet either. No idea on cost.

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