Tue, 8 Jan 2013, 9:20 am by Jenni van der Merwe, Do Gaming Journalist Tags: Nvidia, The Shield
Chipmaker Nvidia has revealed its first attempt at game consoles: The Shield.
According to CVG, it's an open platform and Android-powered handheld console featuring a Tegra 4 processor.
It’s an unusual looking little thing: it looks like an Xbox 360 controller with a screen glued on. Nvidia boss Jen-Hsun Huang demonstrated The Shield during the unveiling – explaining that it can be connected to an HDTV, and can function as a console.
The Shield’s Specs:
5-inch retina-display touchscreen
microSD card slot
10-11 hours in-game battery life
24 hour HD Video playback battery life
The Shield is also able to stream games via Wi-Fi from a Windows PC – as long as you have a GeForce GTX 650 or higher card.
The Shield will be released in Canada and the US a little later this year.