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Nvidia's Shield is a handheld gaming system powered by a Tegra 4 processor which can play console-quality games and is capable of pushing 4K-resolution video over Mini HDMI to external displays. It has a 5-inch, 720p multitouch display, a slot for microSD card expansion, and runs an unskinned version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Description

  • Status: Announced
  • Availability date: July 2013
  • Price at launch: $299.00

Availability

  • Codename: Project Shield

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  • Form Factor: Flip
  • Length: 5.31 inches
  • Width: 6.22 inches
  • Thickness: 2.24 inches
  • Weight: 1.28 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Primary orientation: Landscape
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Hardware

  • Screen size (diagonal): 5 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (longer): 1280 px
  • Resolution (shorter): 720 px
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU model: Tegra 4
  • Cores: 4
  • RAM: 2 GB

Performance

  • Controls: D-Pad, Shoulder buttons
  • Analog stick(s): 2

Input

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0

Connectivity

  • Speaker(s): Stereo
  • Built-in mic: Yes

Audio

  • Internal storage: 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • Supported memory cards: microSD

Storage

  • Game media type: Internal / Downloads
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes

Software

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB

Ports

  • Removable battery: No
  • Battery type: Proprietary
  • Capacity: 28.8 Wh

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