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NVIDIA unveils Project Shield: high end Android portable gaming console

Written by Jayvee Fernandez

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We’ve been seeing a lot of gaming hacks in recent history. With RAZER building their FIONA gaming handset, Valve dwelling into a gaming console for the living room, it looks like graphics chip manufacturer NVIDIA is also developing their own console hardware. And it looks like a XBOX controller with a 5″ clamshell screen.

Project Shield looks a bit odd, but it’s packed with a lot of power to run the top of the line games of this generation. That’s because although it runs on a vanilla version of Android, it sports a Tegra 4 processor. It also has the ability to stream games from your Steam library — games that normally require a GeForce GTX 650 to run.

Specs:

4k resolution support
microSD expansion
Gaming over WiFi
Tegra 4 graphics processor
5″ retinal multi-touch screen (294ppi pixel density)
Dual control sticks (ala XBOX 360) to support games running on Steam

Availability: Q2 2013

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Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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