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Shield Portable 2 On The Way
Quote:But casual gamers with a deep-rooted love for a little green robot always hoped the OG Shield, now dubbed Shield Portable, wouldn’t be abandoned altogether, no matter the success of the Tablet follow-up and recent set-top box series installment.

As it turns out, they were right to cling to their apparently doomed dreams, despite two whole years going by without so much as a teaser from Santa Clara or wild rumor regarding a sequel. Yes, ladies and gents, a new easy to transport, 5-inch or so Shield is incoming, at least according to Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance admission data.

Both organizations seem to have given their technical blessings to a P2523 “gaming device – portable”, carrying advanced Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi ac support. Alas, no additional information is provided, although it’s probably safe to assume an octa-core 64-bit Tegra X1 CPU based on Maxwell microarchitecture will find its way under the hood to drive power-demanding tasks.

Perhaps paired with 4 GB RAM to eclipse nearly every Android smartphone around, and definitely with pre-installed Lollipop software.

Typically, when these regulatory approvals start to pile on, a formal unveil is a matter of weeks, sometimes days. But not always. In this particular case, we reckon Nvidia wants to put the Android TV-based Shield up for sale first, and only then strengthen its mobile product portfolio.
Thrilling. [Image: bored-expression-smiley-emoticon.gif]
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I think I'd have to actually try a Shield to have any opinion on it.

Thus far what I've read has not tempted me enough to buy one.
(03-30-2015, 09:21 PM)gstanford Wrote: Thrilling.  [Image: bored-expression-smiley-emoticon.gif]

I think the portable gaming market (at least for adults) has came and went.

My son's PS Vita is a very capable portable. I've never used it. He only uses it if when we're away from his consoles/PCs.

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