Nvidia Shield

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.

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

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Basic Specs

Form Factor Flip
Screen size (diagonal) 5 inches
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Game media type Internal / Downloads

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Codename Project Shield
Hardware
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
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 5 inches
Technology LCD
Resolution (longer) 1280 px
Resolution (shorter) 720 px
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Performance
CPU brand Nvidia
CPU model Tegra 4
Cores 4
RAM 2 GB
Input
Controls D-Pad, Shoulder buttons
Analog stick(s) 2
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 3.0
Audio
Speaker(s) Stereo
Built-in mic Yes
Storage
Internal storage 16 GB
External storage Yes
Supported memory cards microSD
Software
Game media type Internal / Downloads
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Ports
Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Data connections Micro USB
Power
Removable battery No
Battery type Proprietary
Capacity 28.8 Wh
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