Shield Portable

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The Nvidia Shield Portable (commonly abbreviated as Nvidia Shield, NSP for short) is a handheld video game console developed by Nvidia, released on July 31, 2013.wikipedia
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The Nvidia Shield Portable (commonly abbreviated as Nvidia Shield, NSP for short) is a handheld video game console developed by Nvidia, released on July 31, 2013.
Nvidia expanded its presence in the gaming industry with its handheld Shield Portable, Shield Tablet, and Shield Android TV.

Shield Tablet

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It was originally called Shield or Nvidia Shield, but since the launch of the Shield Tablet, it is called the Shield Portable.
Compared to the Shield Portable, the controller is not permanently connected to the screen, rather it can be purchased separately.

GeForce Now

Alongside the exclusive games available through Nvidia's own TegraZone market and GeForce NOW game-streaming service, Shield Portable can also access the Google Play store, as with most other Android-based devices.
The service is available on the PC, Mac, Shield Portable, Shield Tablet, and Shield Console devices.

Tegra

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It is the first device to use Nvidia's Tegra 4 processor.

Handheld game console

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The Nvidia Shield Portable (commonly abbreviated as Nvidia Shield, NSP for short) is a handheld video game console developed by Nvidia, released on July 31, 2013.

Android (operating system)

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Shield Portable runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, featuring a flip 130mm (5-inch) touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution.
Ouya, a video game console running Android, became one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns, crowdfunding US$8.5m for its development, and was later followed by other Android-based consoles, such as Nvidia's Shield Portable – an Android device in a video game controller form factor.

D-pad

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The device is similar in shape to an Xbox 360 controller and similar in control setup to a DualShock controller, with two analog joysticks, a D-pad, and other buttons.

Nvidia Shield TV

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Clamshell design

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Shield Portable runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, featuring a flip 130mm (5-inch) touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution.

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Shield Portable runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, featuring a flip 130mm (5-inch) touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution.

Xbox 360 controller

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The device is similar in shape to an Xbox 360 controller and similar in control setup to a DualShock controller, with two analog joysticks, a D-pad, and other buttons.

DualShock

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The device is similar in shape to an Xbox 360 controller and similar in control setup to a DualShock controller, with two analog joysticks, a D-pad, and other buttons.

Desktop computer

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Through Nvidia's GameStream suite, Shield Portable allows the streaming of games running on a desktop PC equipped with a GeForce GTX 650 or higher video card (formerly known as GeForce PC Streaming).

GeForce 600 series

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Through Nvidia's GameStream suite, Shield Portable allows the streaming of games running on a desktop PC equipped with a GeForce GTX 650 or higher video card (formerly known as GeForce PC Streaming).

Google Play

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Alongside the exclusive games available through Nvidia's own TegraZone market and GeForce NOW game-streaming service, Shield Portable can also access the Google Play store, as with most other Android-based devices.

Chromecast

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Nvidia released SHIELD Portable Software Upgrade 103 on July 23, 2015, which added Android 5.1, Chromecast support to connect to a TV and removes some games that do not work with Android 5.1.

IGN

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IGN's Scott Lowe rated the Shield Portable a 6.8/10, noting the "impractical cost and a scarcity of compelling games".

Engadget

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Engadget's review noted the system's "extremely impressive PC gaming", but also that due to its high price, the device was "a hard sell as a portable game console", especially when compared to similar handhelds on the market.

CNET

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CNET's Eric Franklin states in his review of the device that "The Nvidia Shield is an extremely well made device, with performance that pretty much obliterates any mobile product before it; but like most new console launches, there is currently a lack of available games worth your time."

Eurogamer

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Eurogamer's comprehensive review of the device provides a detailed account of the device and its features; concluded by saying: "In the here and now, the first-gen Shield Portable is a gloriously niche, luxury product - the most powerful Android system on the market by a clear stretch and possessing a unique link to PC gaming that's seriously impressive in beta form, and can only get better."

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