Nvidia Project Sheild Launching in June Priced @$350 -pre-orded start May 20th
Remember the Nvidia Project shield we had hands-on during PAX East. Well you can now pre-order the device starting May 20th for $350 with a June release time frame. Specs are still the same, a Tegra 4 processor with 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch “retinal” IPS display (1280×720), and 16GB of storage (expandable to 64GB via microSD), running Android 4.2.1, 802.11n 2X2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi , GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, mini-HDMI, micro-USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack. Plus the whole idea of having a console controller, dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers, full-sized bumpers and A/B/X/Y buttons
Project SHIELD has dropped the “Project” and is now available to pre-order for those who signed up for the newsletter at shield.nvidia.com. Haven’t registered? Not to worry – there’s still time to sign-up before the general pre-order begins on Monday, May 20.
SHIELD is an open platform gaming portable designed for gamers who yearn to play when, where and how they want, featuring some cool new technology including:
- Tegra 4 – the world’s fastest mobile processor, Tegra 4 packs 72 custom GPU cores and four Cortex-A15 CPU cores
- Console-grade controller – dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers, full-sized bumpers and A/B/X/Y buttons
- High Fidelity Audio and Video –5-inch, 720p retinal multi-touch display and custom bass reflex tuned port audio system
- Memory and Storage – 2GB RAM, 16GB internal flash storage and microSD storage slot
- Android Jelly Bean – the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system
- And More! – 802.11n 2X2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi , GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, mini-HDMI, micro-USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
And SHIELD will also give you the power to wirelessly access your NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU-powered computer from the comfort of your couch with GeForce game streaming, now in beta. We’re working on streaming your favorite PC games to SHIELD, including great titles from Steam.
SHIELD will begin shipping in June for $349. Newegg, Gamestop, Micro Center and Canada Computers will all carry SHIELD.
Five exciting new TegraZone games coming to SHIELD and Tegra 4 devices later this year were also announced this morning:
- Broken Age, Double Fine Productions
- Costume Quest, Double Fine Productions
- Flyhunter: Origins, Steel Wool Games
- Skiing Fred, Dedalord Games
- Chuck’s Challenge 3D, Niffler
More information on SHIELD and these great games can be found in a pair of blogs that went live this morning: