NVIDIA's Project Shield

It's the big thing from CES 2013 so far, and what everyone is talking about. Imagine a 7-inch LCD (that's "retina spec" for what that is worth) and a nicely built game pad linked together into a futuristic looking clamshell case. That would be NVIDIA's Project Shield.

Android Central @ CES

Running Android Jelly Bean, and paired with the all new Tegra 4 processor, this thing was built to do one thing really well -- play games. Because it's Android -- stock Android -- it will run just about every app from Google Play, but Project Shield has another secret weapon. Using a new streaming gaming service, it can play games on your computer (with a compliant NVIDIA GeForce GPU) streamed to any screen that has an HDMI input. 

There's also a switch to shut all this off, and have it act just like any other 7-inch Android tablet, as it has a multi touch capable display. Mix all this together and you have one of the most unique convergent devices we've ever seen. This is one to keep your eyes on, folks!

Jerry Hildenbrand
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