NVIDIA announces new Android powered handheld console

By , on January 7, 2013
Last modified 6 years, 5 months ago

CES 2013 is set to kick off today in Las Vegas, but we've already had the first big surprise of the show in the shape of NVIDIA's Project Shield, a portable, Android powered console that also streams PC games into the palms of your hand.

Powered by the forthcoming Tegra 4 processor, which features a dedicated 72 core GPU as well as a quad core Cortex-A15, it's fair to say that Project Shield packs more punch than any Android device that's available on the market now.

Couple that with a five inch screen that runs at a resolution of 1280x720, giving it a PPI of 294, and the fact that using a wireless connection you can stream games from your NVIDIA powered PC direct to your handheld, and you're left with an intirguing proposition.

PocketGamer has uploaded a video showing off some of the presentation given earlier today, and you can check it out below, or head on over to the NVIDIA website to get a better look at the console.

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