Nvidia Project Shield: launch date and price

Pre-orders go live on the PC Steam-streaming hand-held Android console.

Nvidia Project Shield

Wield the Shield

When Nvidia announced Project Shield – now officially called Nvidia Shield – the big question left hanging over it was how much will it cost?

Nvidia has revealed it will be a realistically priced $349 and available in June 2013, which is at the more realistic end of the pricing expectations.

Nvidia Shield is a hand-held Android device that utilises a gamepad and 5-inch display to enable high-end mobile gaming.

Considering this device will be running the latest, cutting-edge mobile Tegra 4 processor with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 2GB of memory, we think that price is pretty damn good.

No UK pricing has been announced at this point, but it’s likely to be around £299.

Alongside offering a full Android experience the big selling point for PC owners is that Nvidia Shield can stream full-speed, no-lag, HD PC games from the gaming system called Steam. Enabling you to take your PC gaming mobile.

What you’ll get with Nvidia Project Shield:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Plus: 16 GB memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot and a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack.

Pre-order your Nvidia Shield here!

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