Nvidia has just unveiled Shield, their first major push into the gaming console market, at their pre-CES showcase. The device is powered by Android and a Tegra 4 processor, and the design resembles a home console controller with a screen. It’s features include the ability to connect to an HDTV and act as a home console, but much more interesting is the possibility of streaming games from any Windows PC via Wi-fi, as long as said PC has a GeForce GTX 650 card or higher.
The display is a 5 inch 720p retina touch, it has both an HDMI out port and a MicroSD card slot, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack. The speakers on the device are said to be as powerful as something like a Jambox. The battery life is said to be 10-11 hours of non-stop gaming and up to 24 hours of HD video playback. The Shield is expected to hit US and Canada retail stores in the second quarter of 2013. No information on the pricing is available as of this moment, but we’ll keep you updated on the latest. Nvidia also demonstrated gameplay of the mech combat game Hawken and a 4k resolution video playback and both played smooth as butter.
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