Nvidia ships $299 Shield handheld gaming console after delay

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After a month delay and a price drop, Nvidia has started shipping the US$299 Shield handheld gaming console via its website and online retail stores.

Shield looks much like a traditional gaming controller, but it has a 5-inch pop-up screen that can display images at 720p (1280 x 720 pixel) resolution. The hardware has Nvidia’s latest quad-core Tegra 4 chip, which can support a resolution of 3200 x 2000 pixels so games can be played in full high-definition on attached TV sets.

“Powered by the world’s fastest mobile processor, Nvidia Tegra 4, Shield introduces an entirely new class of portable gaming with rich, immersive graphics,” the company said in a blog entry.

The Shield is available from Nvidia, Newegg, GameStop, Microcenter and Canada Computers.

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