Nvidia have finally revealed pricing and pre-order details on their intriguing gaming device, the Project Shield.
Now known simply as the Shield, it will be up for pre-order from May 20, priced at $349 in the States. A straight conversion to Great British Pounds puts that at around £230, but we’d imagine it to be a little more expensive than that come its UK launch.
Looking much like a games controller with a fold-up 5-inch 720p touchscreen display, the Shield runs off a Tegra 4 SoC processor (classed as the fastest ARM chip in the world), alongside 16GB of on board storage. With Android it’s operating system, it’ll run any game on the Google Play store without a hitch.
What’s most interesting however is the system’s ability to stream high-end games from a Windows PC to the Shield, letting you play the likes of Skyrim or Bioshock Infinite away from your desktop machine in the palms of your hands. You’ll need a compatible top-end Nvidia graphics card to do it, but it’s likely an investment that hardcore PC gamers will be very interested in.
By Gerald Lynch | May 14th, 2013