Quite a few months after the unveil event, NVIDIA Shield ultimately plunges the project and receives a price note of $349.99. NVIDIA Shield will hit the market in June but pre-order is to begin from May 20th.
The pre-order folio at NVIDIA’s official site states that the device will begin shipping from July onwards. Android’s portable console will be shipped with two free games, Sonic 4 Episode 11 THD and Expendable: Rearmed.
Alongside, confirming the launch date, NVIDIA has also revealed the device’s final specs. The device will feature Tegra 1.9 GHz quad-core processor and 720p 5 inches display screen. The Android version on which it runs is still unspecified. 16 GB of internal storage capacity as well as 2 GB RAM will be possessed by NVIDIA Shield.
The device is facilitated with a broad miscroSD card slot so its insufficient internal memory storage for intense graphical games can be met up with its external storage memory. NVIDIA Shield also features advanced speakers so that intense graphical games are facilitated with enhanced audio. A mini-HDMI port will also be featured in the device so that users will be able to stream games on an HDTV.
The NVIDIA Shield can stream computer games over a Wi-Fi network. But users will need a graphics card in order to experience this spec of the console. This spec will be released as a Beta that will only be able to stream specific Steam games and specified category of recommended routers. At a price tag of $349.99, NVIDIA Shield is relatively more expensive than other consoles from Nintendo and Sony.
Expectations are much higher on Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 that is to be released later this year. PlayStation 4 will stream intense games to the PlayStation Vita over Wireless Fiction, which is a similar spec to that of the NVIDIA Shield.