Nvidia has announced the price of their handheld device and it is kind of on the expensive side.
The company has revealed that it will cost $350 and will be available at Newegg, GameStop, Micro Center and Canada Computers in June. They have also rebranded the device from Project Shield to just SHIELD.
It’s an Android gaming device that features a 720p HD retinal display and is packed with the latest Tegra processor powering a lot of great looking games.
The pre-orders will go live on May 20 and people can even sign up to their newsletter on their site to pre-order the handheld today itself. If you own a GeForce graphics card on your PC, you can also stream games to the SHIELD, however, this feature is still in the beta phase.
Here are the complete system specs:
- Tegra 4 – The world’s fastest mobile processor delivers rich graphics and unbeatable performance thanks to 72 GPU cores, four CPU cores and 2GB of RAM
- Console-grade controller – Precise control thanks to dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers, full-sized bumpers and A/B/X/Y buttons
- Multi-touch display – 5-inch, 720p retinal multi-touch display for high-fidelity visuals
- Integrated speakers – Custom, bass reflex, tuned port audio system – we think this is SHIELD’s sleeper feature
- Wi-Fi – 802.11n 2X2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi for game streaming
- Pure Android – Latest Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google, for access to Android games and apps
- There’s more – We put into SHIELD everything we would want in a premium mobile gaming device: 16 GB memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot, a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack. See the full spec sheet, here.
They have also announced a few games, which are as follows: