NVIDIA announced its new Android-powered set-top box at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas last month. It started shipping the regular version which has 16GB of storage by mid-January. Those who wanted the Pro version of the set-top box had to wait and they will be happy to find out that their wait ends today. The new NVIDIA Shield Pro is now available for purchase from several retailers.
One of the biggest reasons why customers would want to purchase the Pro version is because it comes with a respectable 500GB of internal storage. It also features a microUSB port and a microSD card slot. Both of these connectivity options are not available on the regular version of the 2017 Shield.
The new NVIDIA Shield Pro Android TV set-top box ships with the new controller and the old remote. It has no IR but does feature a rechargeable battery and a headphone jack. The new remote that’s shipping with the regular version of the set-top box doesn’t feature a headphone jack and it uses coin cell batteries. It does have IR support.
Those who are interested in purchasing one can now head over to retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, B&H, and more to purchase the new NVIDIA Shield Pro. It costs $299.99 excluding shipping and taxes, that’s going to vary by retailer and region.