After a last-minute delay, the Nvidia Shield will finally (hopefully) be released later this month. Shield is an Android-based (get used to that phrase) portable game console with a 5-inch screen and built-in, Xbox-like controls.
Why you should care: Shield will be one of the first devices on the market to house Nvidia's latest and (most likely) greatest ARM processor, the Tegra 4. Also, if you own an Nvidia GTX 650 or later, you'll be able to stream your PC games directly to the console over Wi-Fi. We're talking full (but select) PC games here.
Why you should run for the hills: PC game streaming will only be in beta when the console launches, and the question remains of whether $299 is yet low enough to be successful.
Release date: July (for now...)
July 18, 2013 4:51 PM PDT
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