After a few delays and price-cuts, the portable gaming device from Nvidia finally sees the light of the day. Nvidia Shield was announced earlier this year at CES 2013 and was dubbed as 'Project Shield'.
Nvidia announced the device back in May with a price point of $349. However, almost a month after the announcement, the company slashed the price of the console to $299.
The Nvidia Shield is powered by a Tegra 4 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Shield allows gamers to play games from Nvidia's TegraZone, Google Play and Valve's Steam. The handheld console sports a 5-inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. However, the company claims that the portable console can play 4K videos. It also comes with 16GB of flash storage and runs Android Jelly Bean. The device also offers GPS support.
The portable device also plays movies and music, stores ebooks, and can be used to surf the Web.
Nvidia's Android-based gaming console was originally scheduled for a June 27 launch. However, Nvidia pulled the plug at the last minute. The company stated that it had discovered a "mechanical issue" in the Shield multimedia device and announced that it would be shipped in July.
Nvidia Shield technical specifications
|Processor||Nvidia Tegra 4 Quad Core Mobile Processor with 2GB RAM|
|Display||5 inch 1280x720 (294 ppi) Multi-Touch Retinal Quality Display|
|Audio||Integrated Stereo Speakers with Built-in Microphone|
|Storage||16GB Flash Storage|
|Wireless||802.11n 2x2 Mimo Wi-Fi|
MicroSD storage slot
3.5mm stereo headphone jack with microphone support
|Motion Sensors||3 Axis Gyro|
3 Axis Accelerometer
|Input controls||Dual analog joysticks|
Left/right analog triggers
Android Home and Back buttons
Nvidia power/multi-function button
|Battery||28.8 Watt Hours|
|Weight & Size||579 grams|
158mm (w) x 135mm (D) x 57mm (H)
|Operating System||Android Jelly Bean OS|
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