Nvidia’s Project Shield Officially Announced – Tegra 4 Portable Gaming System
It looks like the recent rumors concerning Nvidia’s plans to release a portable gaming device were true. The manufacturer announced its Project Shield gaming console with more features then initially rumored.
Project Shield is Nvidia’s ultimate device for porable gaming and multimedia features. It supports 4k video streaming to external displays through HDMI and is powered by the new Tegra 4 chip. The device is designed to provide top performance and features, with even more to be available in the near future through software updates.
Nvidia’s gaming console features a 5-inch, 720p multitouch display with 294ppi pixel density. It is based on the Android OS with Google apps like Gmail and the Play Store provided in a stock interface. The manufacturer clais that the built-in 33Wh battery provides five to ten hours of play time or 24 hours of HD video playback. It is capable of streaming games from a Windows based PC equipped with a GeForce GTX 650 (or higher) graphics card to the device over a Wi-Fi network. The device has an XBox controller like design and very good ergonomics for porability. It is expected to hit Canada and the US in the second quarter of this year.