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NVIDIA SHIELD pre-orders start May 20, $349

Written by James Delahunty @ 14 May 2013 4:09 User comments (5)

NVIDIA SHIELD pre-orders start May 20, $349 NVIDIA's Project SHIELD is now just 'SHIELD', and can be pre-ordered from several retail partners or the NVIDIA website from May 20.
The 'console-grade' controller features a 720p display, powered by Tegra 4 and running Android. "SHIELD is the one device that taps into the planet's largest ecosystem of games -- spanning NVIDIA TegraZone, Google Play and Steam," NVIDIA's announcement reads.

"Rediscover your Android games with the mobility, control and performance of SHIELD. Connect to your Google Play account to enjoy your favorite movies, music and apps."

NVIDIA SHIELD's specifications:
  • Tegra 4 The world's fastest mobile processor delivers rich graphics and unbeatable performance thanks to 72 GPU cores, four CPU cores and 2GB of RAM
  • Console-grade controller Precise control thanks to dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers, full-sized bumpers and A/B/X/Y buttons
  • Multi-touch display 5-inch, 720p retinal multi-touch display for high-fidelity visuals
  • Integrated speakers Custom, bass reflex, tuned port audio system we think this is SHIELD's sleeper feature
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n 2X2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi for game streaming
  • Pure Android Latest Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google, for access to Android games and apps
  • There's more NVIDIA put into SHIELD everything we would want in a premium mobile gaming device: 16 GB memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot, a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
View a complete spec sheet here.

SHIELD will be available to pre-order on May 20 from Newegg, GameStop, Micro Center and Canada Computers - or from - before shipping in June. The price is $349.

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5 user comments

114.5.2013 17:05

Complete ripoff; nothing more really needs to be said here.

214.5.2013 18:04

"...and it runs on andriod!"
Right because everyone knows that driod games need 2gb of ram >.>.
Is it just me or does it remind you of the original XBox controllers?

Carpe Noctem

315.5.2013 08:10

In my opinion there is no room in the market for this device. Especially at that price range. I can see this being a flop.

ZX Spectrum 128K

415.5.2013 09:06

Remember the N-Gage? No one else does either: that is what this device will be.

515.5.2013 09:06

Stupid auto-double post: apologies.

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