Here’s a close look at the new and improved Nvidia Shield

Meet the brand new Shield from Nvidia. When I say new, it’s actually a much welcome update to the original streaming device that functions as your all-in-one device for gaming and/or streaming movies.

At CES, we had a chance to see the new device in action. The device itself is 40% smaller than the original Shield, which was released in 2015, and runs on an Android 7.0 Nougat-based operating system, redesigned UI for content and has the ability to stream 4K HDR content. If that’s not enough to get you interested, Nvidia also announced that Google Assistant will be coming to the Shield a few months after launch.

It was impressive to see just how much has been improved in the system since its original release back in 2015. Much like the original, the system is powered by the Tegra X1 processor and offers amazing quality when it comes to gaming and video, which you can see in the video below. Nvidia announced it would be bringing more AAA titles to the system along with the Uplay library, making it the only console you’ll need for gaming and video streaming.

The Google Assistant Application was still in development, but we saw a bit of what it could do from controlling the lights in your room to finding a show to watch. The application will have many benefits for the smart home, but since it’s still some has some time to be completed since there were a few hiccups here and there.

The improved controller felt leagues better with its new design. Yes, it looks very similar to the Xbox One controller, but it will feature haptic feedback (something that was missing from the previous controller) and boasts 60 hours of gameplay on a single charge.

Overall, the improved Shield is something to look forward to that offers so much for an affordable price starting at $199.99. It’s cheaper than a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and offers quite a bit more content that makes it a better choice for an all-in-one system for their living room.

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