Over the weekend Amazon had two new listings on their new products page, one was for the NVIDIA SHIELD Console and the second was for a Pro version of it. The NVIDIA SHIELD console is nothing new and was announced at GDC back in March. We were unaware of a “Pro” version though and it looks like Amazon let the cat out of the bag.
It looks like the main difference between the SHIELD and SHIELD Pro will just be storage. The Pro model will have 500GB of storage and the non-Pro will only have 16GB. Of course you have an SD card slot if you wanted to add more storage.
There was no pricing listed on the Amazon listings. They were of course quickly taken down. We do know that both SHIELD Consoles will come with a USB cable, HDMI cable, and SHIELD controller.
The SHIELD Console will be powered by NVIDIA’s own Tegra X1 SoC that features 256 Maxwell GPU cores with 3GB of RAM that promises 4K video playback, and the best performing Android gaming experience for NVIDIA GRID streaming games.