The Nvidia Shield


Increasingly, with the integration of different technologies, gamers are looking for a way to play all of their PC and Android games on a single system without miles of cables and hours of frustration. Nvidia is looking to level the playing field with the Nvidia SHIELD, a three-part system that supports handheld gaming on a variety of platforms.

SHIELD tablet

Already known for producing high-quality graphics cards used worldwide by gamers, Nvidia now makes an 8″ tablet with a Tegra K1 mobile processor and a Full HD 1080p display. The speakers are front-facing and it comes with a cover that also serves as a stand.This tablet is designed to be used with the Nvidia SHIELD wireless controller to play all your PC games.It even has the ability to stream your games over Twitch.In addition to what it does on its own, it’s capable of connecting directly to the TV, eliminating the need to invest in a second 42″ flat screen for your computer.

portable SHIELD

Complete with state-of-the-art rendering and precision control, Nvidia’s SHIELD Portable is an all-in-one device for the gamer on the go. Built with a Tegra mobile 4 processor, a 5-inch 720p touch screen. It comes preloaded with optimized games but can run any popular emulator. With online capability, the Portable also serves as a high-quality entertainment device capable of streaming Hulu and Netflix, as well as downloading any type of media from Google Play.

SHIELD Wireless Controller

Designed to work with tablets and handheld devices, Nvidia’s SHIELD Wireless Controller is the first precision controller designed for PC and Android streaming. Its wireless capability uses Wi-Fi Direct to reduce latency and increase performance compared to Bluetooth controllers. Each controller also uses a built-in microphone to access voice commands and search functions. Other features include a headphone jack, touchpad, dedicated buttons for Android navigation, and volume controls.

Undoubtedly designed by gamers for gamers, the Nvidia SHIELD lineup is the next step in gaming integration. By creating products that make it easy to access and play your PC games combined with stellar picture and sound quality, complete gaming systems will soon be gone. This ease of use and portability means PC gaming will quickly become the dominant way of playing video games. Accessibility and convenience make the Nvidia Shield a viable component in mobile gaming.

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