Nvidia probably pulled the biggest surprise of CES 2013, by showcasing its first gaming handheld Project Shield that ran on its Tegra 4 chipset. Back then, no pricing and launch details were revealed but Nvidia is going to take pre-orders starting May 20, and the handheld is going to cost $349 (Rs 19,000 approx). Also Read - NVIDIA RTX 3080Ti, 3070Ti graphics cards unveiled along with AMD RX 6000M series cards
Actually, users can log on to Nvidia’s website right away and sign up for the notify me page, which will remind you to make the purchase on May 20. The device will be sold directly off Nvidia.com. Also Read - Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3060 bilibili E-sports Limited Edition launched: Price in India, specifications
For those who do not know what Project Shield is a bit of enlightenment is in order. It is basically an 5-inch Android phablet that has a Xbox style game controller attached to it. Also Read - Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs launched for entry level gaming laptops
The display has a 720p resolution, and it is powered by the Tegra 4 chipset that has 4 Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.9GHz and a low power core and 72 GPU cores. Additionally, there is 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a 28.8Wh battery that ensures 4 to 5 hours of gaming. It also packs in tuned bass reflex drivers for an immersive audio experience.
It runs on a stock version of Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and can run 4K video via the micro-HDMI out. But its biggest calling card is the PC streaming capability which allows Steam Big Picture and Nvidia GeForce Experience titles to be streamed directly on the Shield from a PC which is connected on the same Wi-Fi network.