Last month the Nvidia Shield Android TV 500GB “Pro edition” showed up on Nvidia’s website with a price tag listed at $300, but shortly after this Nvidia pulled down the listing, claiming that this was a developer SKU and had been put up by mistake. As it turns out, that’s not exactly the whole story.
According to an Nvidia customer care rep on their official forums, the 500GB model will be offered to everyday consumers and will launch alongside the base 16GB variant. While the rep didn’t confirm whether the previously claimed $300 price tag was legit or not, it seems pretty likely that he wasn’t just making stuff up and that the Pro model really is heading our way — good news for would-be Android TV users looking for as much storage as possible for games, movies, and other locally stored content.
Aside from the greatly expanded storage space, the Pro model is believed to offer identical specs to the base version, so you can expect a Tegra X1 processor, a Maxwell 256-core GPU, 3GB RAM, and full support for 4K TVs. For those wondering, yes, that also includes Netflix 4K support.
What do you think, anyone interested in buying this model? How much would you be willing to pay?