We have not heard that much on NVIDIA’s front about Project Shield, the portable console built around Google’s Android operating system. Well it looks like you will be able to pick one up next month for $349. You can actually pre-order yours on May 20th if you want to be one of the first to get your hands on this device! NVIDIA has gone with Shield and dropped the “Project” from the name.
As we said you can order the device directly through NVIDIA’s website, but it also available for pre-order from Newegg, Gamestop, Micro Center, and Canada Computers. For those who do not know the Shield is based off NVIDIA’s new Tegra 4 processor. It features 4 CPU cores and 72 graphics cores. It will have a 5-inch retinal multi-touch display that is capable of 720p resolution. You can connect it to your TV by a mini-HDMI port on the back of the unit. Other hardware features include 802.11 WiFi, 16GB of storage, Bluetooth, 2GB of RAM and a microSD card slot.
Controls on the device consist of two joysticks, a D-pad, 4 main buttons and two rear triggers. Of course you have the touchscreen as well.
It will be interesting to see how gamers react to this device once they get their hands on one.