Nvidia Shield Unboxing & First Impressions
Nvidia Shield is Nvidia’s first foray into mobile/portable gaming. The Shield, formerly Project Sheild is a portable gaming console housed in a standard gaming controller, with a flip-up 5-inch 720p touchscreen; which was first demoed at CES 2013. Its got two built-in speakers, Wireless-N connectivity, HDMI output, a microUSB port, a microSD card slot, 16 GB of internal storage ( instead of the orginally stated 32GB) and 2 GB of RAM. With all that packed in plus a flip down 5-inch 720p retina display. The Shield feels very comfortable in your hands and does have some weight to it. Powered by stock Android 4.2.1, The shield looks to take all the power of Nvidia’s Tegra 4 processor and Quad Adreno GPU to gave a solid gaming performance. What remains to be seen, is if it is worth the #349 price tag.
- 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