Nvidia Opening Pre-Orders for SHIELD on May 20th

Posted Tue, May 14, 2013 by Martuk

Nvidia’s new mobile platform formerly known as Project SHIELD is now known as just SHIELD. The platform will be available for pre-order from retailers such as GameStop, Micro Center and Canada Computers on May 20th at the price of $349 and an expected release date this June. Anyone that has signed up to receive SHIELD updates from Nvidia will also have an exclusive chance to pre-order starting today.

SHIELD comes with a console-grade controller and a 720p HD retinal display capable of playing games spanning Nvidia’s TegraZone, Google Play, and Steam. The platform comes with the following features and specs via the Nvidia website:

  • 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 – we think this is SHIELD’s sleeper feature
  • 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
  • There’s more – We put into SHIELD everything we would want in a premium mobile gaming device: 16 GB memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot, a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack.

Visit the SHIELD website to learn more.

Source: SHIELD Pre-Order Announcement

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