Project SHIELD is an Android based portable gaming device running on Nvidia’s latest and most powerful Tegra 4 processor along with a game control. It will consist of a 5in (12.7cm) 720p HD flip-up touch-screen with a form-factor resembling more like an XBOX. The device will be capable of playing both Android and PC games thus can play all the games available for Android devices as well as stream games from a home Windows PC equipped with a GeForce GTX 650+ graphics card to the device over Wi-Fi with the Kepler architecture which ensures streaming without lags .
It has an integrated custom-made sound system that Nvidia claim’s to rival with Beats Audio-equipped laptops, in addition to left and right speakers, two tuned ports provide exceptional bass response, along with a 5 to 10 hours of playtime or 24 hours of HD playback. It comes with mini HDMI out, micro-USB, headphone jack and a micro SD card slot. The device is also capable of outputting HD video and real-time games to a 4K display using the power of the Tegra 4 without lags. It also allows to remote access to the games installed on your gaming PC at home with the help of software’s developed by Nvidia. It also consists a “shield” button that takes user’s to a store featuring the titles from the Google Play market. The device was developed by the Nvidia engineers who are also gamers who wanted more innovations.
The important piece of the story and that is the price is not yet revealed however it is expected to ship in the Q2 of this year.
Video, construction of PROJECT Shield
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