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CES: Nvidia’s ‘Project Shield’ Handheld Revealed

CES has never been known as a gaming event, every year a few announcements involving the technical side of the industry are shown, maybe new controllers, new engines etc. But this year Nvidia (Known for producing computer graphics cards) has surprised everyone unveiling Project Shield, it is an Android-based gaming handheld.


The handheld will include the new Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, it also houses a HDMI port allowing easy video output, micro-USB connection for various accessories and a microSD port to allow cheap expandable storage space . The console itself is built within a console controller with a flip-up screen, its own integrated sound system and all the similar buttons you would expect to see on your home console controller.


Exact specs and pricing of the device have yet to be revealed, but we do know Project Shield will contain a 5-inch 720p HD display. Nvidia have also stated that the device is “Pure Android,” allowing it to contain the standard Android interface, not only that but it will be able to access apps and games from the Google Play store.

With the in-built Tegra 4 processor the device is able to remotely access your PC, meaning you will be able to play any PC games on your Shield device within the same local Wi-Fi network. Got a massive Steam library? Well those games will also be playable via Shield.


At the event Nvidia showcased the device producing HD video from the handheld screen, on a 4K TV without any lag or framerate issues. Producing the same quality experience without any drawbacks, offers gamers an easy-access method to their PC games in their own hands.

Nvidia have said Project Shield will ship in Q2 this year and Analog Addiction will keep you updated with anymore details as they are released.

Source: IGN

Jamie Briggs manages Analog Addiction where you can find all his latest reviews, interviews and features and also like them on Facebook. Also follow his daily life on Twitter @AnalogAddiction and their videos on YouTube.

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