Nvidia, makers of so many fantastic video cards for gaming, has announced something remarkable at the Consumer Electronic Show 2013.
They have decided to take on the mobile gaming platform market with a handheld of their own.
Nvidia promises gamers to stream content from their pc’s, watch Netflix, youtube, and anything else an Android device does while also running the Shield app that offers a wide range of games to choose from. You will sign in with your Google G-mail account, access all Android based games from the device, and be free to read e-books, access Google’s extensive books library, and access News or whatever you can dream up on the fly.
To add to the immensity of content choices, the device will function perfectly with most free to play games available now.
It will be more than fast enough to play games online so the possible games this will use is fairly limitless.
The only questions we have left are the final price (Nvidia has hinted at a price near the 3DS XL or $200 to $250.) If this is true the Shield has some real potential to harm the already suffering PS Vita.
When you compare the Shield to other handhelds or portable devices, it can do everything they do already, but faster, louder, and well better.
If they don’t make changes the system is going to be incredibly powerful. However the system might be limited by the size of the hard drive. If rumors are in any way accurate, Nvidia is hitting the street with something like 120 GB. But there has been zero word on a guaranteed size from Nvidia.
Here are a few tech specs for Project Shield.
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Custom 72core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU
Quad-core A15 CPU (New Tegra 4 Chipset.)
A 5” 720 P Multi-touch Screen
802.11n 2x2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi provides high-bandwidth, ultra-fast wireless for seamless game streaming
5-10 hour battery life.
2 Large speakers that should grant you the best mobile sound system on the market as well.
The official site for Project Shield is at
To say that the potential the Shield possesses has me excited is a vast understatement. Look for a follow up article in the coming month or so to divulge more details.
For now Nvidia has a huge beta to go through but they claim this system could be hear as soon as late spring. We’ll have to wait and see.