NVIDIA has revealed that the NVIDIA Project Shield price will be $349, the handheld gaming console will be available to pre-order from a range of retailers from the 20th of May.
NVIDIA also announced a launch date for Project Shield, which will be June, the console will be available to pre-order from Newegg, GameStop, Micro Center and Canada Computers.
The NVIDIA project Shield was first unveiled back at CES, the console comes with what NVIDA Describes as Pure Android, in the form of Android Jelly Bean, which basically means stock Android.
Processing on the NVIDIA Project Shield is provided by a NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, and the console also features 2GB of RAM and a console grade controller with dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers, full-sized bumpers and A/B/X/Y buttons.
The display on the Project Shield is a 5 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, the device also features 802.11n Wifi, plus 16GB of storage, GPS, mini HDMI, Bluetooth 3.0, a microSD card slot, micro USB 2.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
A console-grade controller. A high-definition, 720p HD retinal display. The rich graphics and blazing performance of Tegra 4 – the world’s fastest mobile processor.
These pieces, put together by a company full of gaming fanatics, add up to an amazing new open platform gaming portable. It’s the best way to play Android games. And because it’s an Android device, it works with both Tegra-optimized and regular Android games – as well as Android apps.
You can find out more details about the NVIDIA Project Shield over at the NVIDIA Blog at the link below, the console will go up for pre-order next Monday the 20th of May for $349.