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Nvidia Shield Vid Shows Off Final Design And Features

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Android Games, NVIDIA, Nvidia Shield

The Nvidia Shield launches next month, and the Android-based super-handheld has been given a sparkly new trailer to showcase the final model and specifications.

The angular portable device is packing a 5″ 720p multitouch  screen, a Tegra 4 quad core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16GB of flash storage space, a micro SD slot for more storage (thank god!), the holy trinity of GPS, WiFi and BlueTooth. Oh, and there's a mini-HDMI out port too.

It'll allow you to play Android games all over the place (the Shield arrives running Android Jellybean and comes pre-loaded with Sonic 4: Episode 2 and Expendable: Rearmed), and it will let you stream games to it from your PC.

You can find full specs here on  the official site, and pre-orders have already opened up to those who signed up to Nvidia's mailing list, with public pre-orders starting on May 20th. The Shield will cost $349.

 

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Late  May. 15, 2013 at 15:02

Nice, but I'm not sure who their target is.
If I want to play full retail games at home I'm more likely to play them on my pc or console rather than turn the pc on and stream content to a handheld. With a five inch screen.
Five inches? You can argue 'til you're blue in the face that size isn't important - power and how you use it are key - but it's falling on deaf ears.

As for the android side of things, I love having proper controls - but I'm not going to pay three hundred quid to buy something that's likely to end up gathering dust while I play on the pc and tablet because they both have bigger screens.

theslickmeister  May. 16, 2013 at 08:23

If I want to play full retail games at home I'm more likely to play them on my pc or console rather than turn the pc on and stream content to a handheld. With a five inch screen.
Five inches?


You could then use the HDMI in the Shield to connect it to your TV, so you're then streaming PC games to a (probably) bigger screen than your monitor (albeit, at a lower resolution).

Late  May. 16, 2013 at 10:54

Stream games from your pc to a handheld that's plugged into your TV?
Aye, that sounds a lot better than switching on a machine that's under the tv and using a console controller. ;)

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