Project Shield: Nvidia Launches Tegra 4 Powered Handheld Gaming Device at CES 2013

By: Gizbot Bureau

Gaming admirers have much to look forward to as computer graphics expert Nvidia as came out with a Project Shield portable gaming device at CES 2013. The most interesting element of the gadget is that it runs on the Android platform. The Tegra 4 processor from Nvidia powers the gadget which is the fastest ever mobile processor making it apt for smooth gaming.

"Project SHIELD was created by NVIDIA engineers who love to game and imagined a new way to play," said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer at NVIDIA. "We were inspired by a vision that the rise of mobile and cloud technologies will free us from our boxes, letting us game anywhere, on any screen.

We imagined a device that would do for games what the iPod and Kindle have done for music and books, letting us play in a cool new way. We hope other gamers love SHIELD as much as we do."

Project Shield: Nvidia Launches Handheld Gaming Device at CES 2013

The games can be accessed via ‘shield' button that can be made use of for switching between Tegra Zone and Android UI. The console-grade controllers of Project Shield come with physical joysticks along with buttons. There is also provision for games to be streamed from PCs on which GeForce GTX GPUs from Nvidia is included.

It can even take up the role of a stand-alone console by making using of its 5-inch display screen with a 720p resolution. A standard operating time can be expected from the device as it is powered with a 38WHr battery. A video play back of 24 hours or else gaming of 10 hours can be easily managed with this Shield.

Users can make the most out of the device as it works on the flexible Android Jelly Bean operating platform. With this OS, users can get relevant updates on a regular basis. Even apps can be accessed from Google Play Store via this device, when users are not engaged with gaming. A dual-band connectivity of Wi-Fi 802.11n is included so as to assure speedy performance.

However, there is no clue concerning the release date and pricing of this surprising element of CES 2013.

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