Project Shield (which is now, officially, Shield) is a portable game console powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chip (quad core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and 72 custom GPU cores). It provides a full console-grade controller with two joysticks, a D-pad, ABXY buttons, left/right bumpers, left/right analog triggers, Start/Back/Home/Volume buttons, and a multi-function NVIDIA/Power button. A lid flips up on the top to reveal an integrated 5-inch (1280x720) HD touchscreen display.
The Shield is priced at USD 349 and pre-order will go live on May 20th from the partners listed on shield.nvidia.com. Fans who have signed up to receive Shield updates by clicking “Notify Me” on the Shield website will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order starting today.