Handheld gaming, a market that is ever growing, is about to get a new contender very soon. Nvidia has announced that they will release a new handheld gaming console called Shield, that will surely please both Android and mobile gaming fans big time.
What exactly is inside this little console you ask?
- Custom 72-core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU
- Quad-core A15 CPU
- Ultimate control and precision with a full-size console-grade game controller
- 5-inch 720p retinal multi-touch display for high fidelity visuals
- Custom, bass-reflex, tuned port audio system delivers fidelity and custom range never before experienced on a portable device
- 802.11n 2x2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi provides high-bandwidth, ultra-fast wireless for seamless game streaming
- Android OS – Jelly Bean
One of the big features of this new device is the ability to play your PC games on it. Yea, you read that correct! As long as you have a GeForce GTX-powered computer, Shield can connect to that computer and stream the game directly to the device. So now you can play your favorite games from the comfort of your couch, bed, wherever in your home.
When not playing your PC games through the device, you can aqurie games from both Nvidia TegraZone and Google Play stores. So you should never be limited on great quality games to keep you occupied.
As of right now, Nvidia has not announced any pricing on the system. But I’m just going to guess that it will be around the $300 mark. However they have said that it should be out in the second quarter of 2013, so at least you have something to look forward to.
In the meantime, be sure to check out their website for more info.