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MWC 2013 | Nvidia Project Shield hands-on and video

NVIDIA's Project Shield should be coming in Q2 2013, and the company insists that its not just a gaming console

NVIDIA first announced Project Shield at CES 2013, and the device was on hand at the Mobile World Congress. The Android-powered gadget features a classic game controller mounted below a 5" touchscreen with a 720p resolution (1280x720 pixels). Users can either play games directly on the display, use the device as a PC controller or stream games from PCs running an NVIDIA GTX 650 and up (660M and above for laptops).

As far as the actual technical details for the device go, NVIDIA has kept those under tight wraps, saying that they're subject to change and only confirming that it will be powered by a Tegra 4 CPU. Thankfully, we already know that the device should be coming in early summer, and NVIDIA has been maintaining interest via a series of promotional gaming videos.

For the time being, Project Shield is only a codename for the device, and actual pricing and naming details should be available soon. Till then, you can check out our hands-on video below, where we took the device for a spin and saw some of what it has to offer. 


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/Omar Al-Qudsi, 2013-02-28 (Update: 2021-05-18)