While it may be too early to say right now, it’s definitely looking like NVIDIA’s new portable gaming console known as Project Shield is going to be a serious contender in the portable gaming market. Hell, with the ability to play your PC games while AFK via game-speed Wi-Fi and access your Steam games on the device from your couch, one could even go as far as saying this challenges the home console market in a sense. Either way, NVIDIA’s unveiling has proved to be a bad man which we’ll definitely be keeping our eye on.

Project Shield boasts a NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 processing chip set, which is sure to provide a high powered mobile gaming experience. It’s running on the latest version of Android Jelly Bean and gives you access to a catalog of games from both Google Play and NVIDIA® Tegra® 4. The full-size controller you see above is a sexy blend between an Xbox 360 controller and a Dual Shock 3. The Shield’s screen is a 5-inch 720p retinal multi-touch display that provides high fidelity visuals and it also has a custom, bass-reflex, tuned port audio set-up and custom range never before seen on a portable device. Last but not least is the 802.11n 2×2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi provides high-bandwidth, ultra-fast wireless for seamless game streaming.

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