Watch out Nintendo and Sony, NVIDIA is coming for you with their latest gaming gadget, Project SHIELD. Project SHIELD runs full PC games over Wi-Fi, has a 5-inch display, and can run Unreal Engine 4 tech. If the 5-inch display isn’t large enough you can output to your TV at 4k resolution.
The NVIDIA Project SHIELD starts off with a beefy Tegra 4 chip, a quad-core ARM
Cortex-A15 CPU, an HDMI port, micro USB, USB, microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm audio out. The 5-inch display supports 1280×720 resolution with 294 PPI density. As for battery life, you can expect between five and ten hours of gaming or twenty four hours of HD video playback.
Project SHIELD runs a pure version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In addition to PC games streaming over Wi-Fi users can also access Google Play and NVIDIA Tegrazone apps.
Exciting stuff. Expect to see NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD in Q2 of 2013 ($TBD).