NVIDIA Shield Release Date Updated, Now Shipping July 31st for $299

Project Shield in the flesh

Good news gamers.  NVIDIA says that the Shield, a portable gaming rig, will officially ship to consumers on July 31st.

This news comes after the company decided to delay the launch of the Shield, which was originally slated for June 27th.  Other good news: the price remains at $299 – when originally announced it was planned to be $349.

Under the hood  you’ll find the company’s latest TEGRA 4 processor, which should deliver a gaming experience unlike any other on a mobile device.  You can also expect a console grade controller – yes, physical buttons – a 5-inch touchscreen with a 720 display, integrated speakers, WiFi, a Pure Android OS, 16GB of storage, Bluetooth, mini-HDMI output, a 3.5mm headphone jack and more.

And if you haven’t been paying attention, NVIDIA’s Shield will not only play all of the games available in the Android Play Store, but can connect to your PC and stream your Steam library of games over WiFi (and 4G) from a PC equipped with a GTX 650 video card or better.

The NVIDIA Shield will be available online at Newegg and NVIDIA.com.   You can also buy it in store at Gamestop.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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