NVIDIA announced today that they will be holding a Black Friday sale on November 28. 2014 from 12:01 AM PST (3 AM EST) to 11:59 PM PST (3 PM EST) only. They will have 2 discounted bundles especially for that day. One of them consists of the SHIELD Tablet and the other has the SHIELD portable console.
For only $399, the first bundle includes the SHIELD tablet LTE model (MSRP $399), SHIELD controller (MSRP $59.99), Green Box bundle and of course NVIDIA’s GRID on-demand game streaming service. You will be saving $60 plus getting 3 games for free.
The Green Box bundle includes Half-Life 2 and Portal, as well as one of the best games of all time – the iconic Half-Life 2 Episode One from Valve. This is the first time that Half-Life 2: Episode One is available on mobile. It’s optimized for Tegra K1 and only on SHIELD tablet.
The second bundle offers the SHIELD portable gaming console, a carrying case (MSRP $39.99) for free, glossy black armor (MSRP $19.99) and NVIDIA’s GRID on-demand game streaming service. It will run for $199 with savings of $59.98.
If you have your doubts about the SHIELD Tablet, you should know that it is the real deal. It recently got updated to Android Lollipop, earlier than any other Android tablet out there. It sports NVIDIA’s latest K1 processor with the 192 core Kepler GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD support, 8=inch 1080p display, 5MP rear camera, DirectStylus 2 with 3D Paint, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE connectivity (micro SIM) and front-facing speakers. We recommended it over the Nexus 9 in this story.