The next revision of Nvidia’s Shield TV hasn’t been officially revealed yet, as Nvidia is still teasing its reveal for October 28. However, after it already leaked online last week, it seems as if the new Shield TV devices are already in stores and ready for customers–and in some cases, already being sold. Reddit user Bubba_Nosferatu spotted the different models of the new Shield TV at a Best Buy and bought one.
Bubba_Nosferatu posted images of the two devices at their local Best Buy. 2019’s revision of the original Shield TV, labelled “Pro,” has a price tag of $200 USD, while the stick-like Shield TV device is set at $150. Bubba_Nosferatu noted in a second post that the Pro model of the Shield TV is physically identical to the 2017 version. The stick-like Shield TV device, on the other hand, looks more like a vape pen with an HDMI port.
Bubba’s photos also reveal some things we didn’t know, including the features and specs of the Pro model. This first image seems to indicate that the base Shield TV (the stick device) won’t feature two USB 3.0 ports, a Plex media server, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, or “premium Android games,” all of which are exclusive to the Pro model. Unfortunately, Bubba’s photos don’t reveal the actual specs of the base Shield TV, but the second image does give us the exact details for the Shield TV Pro.
- Nvidia Tegra X1+ Processor
- 256-Core Nvidia GPU
- Dolby Atmos – Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 Audio
- 3 GB RAM
- 16 GB Storage
- USB 3.0 Expandability
- 80.11ac Dual-Band MIMO Wi-Fi
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
We expect to see an official announcement from Nvidia on Monday, October 28, but if you’re lucky (and willing to pull a fast one on an unknowing employee), you may be able to head to your local Best Buy or other retailer and pick up the device right now.