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NVIDIA SHIELD 16GB Gaming System

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Take your Android gaming anywhere with NVIDIA SHIELD, an open platform gaming portable designed for gamers who yearn to play when, where, and how they want. Ultimate control and precision with a console-grade game controller. 5-inch 720p retinal quality multi-touch display for high-fidelity visuals. Custom, bass reflex, tuned port audio system delivers fidelity and range never before experienced on a handheld device. Stocked with the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google, SHIELD provides access to your favorite Android applications and games.


  • Ultimate Gaming Portable

  • The NVIDIA® SHIELD™ portable provides incredible graphics performance and precision control in an all-in-one form factor for serious gamers on the go.
  • All-In-One Gaming Portable
  • The All-In-One Gaming Portable
    The SHIELD portable’s NVIDIA Tegra® 4 mobile processor gives you screaming-fast GeForce graphics on a stunning 5-inch 720p multi-touch display for high-definition games and movies. Get booming audio, integrated precision controller, and great battery life, all in a compact, ergonomic form-factor.
  • GameStreamPC Gaming Wherever You Go
  • PC Gaming Wherever You Go
    Wirelessly connect the SHIELD portable to your GeForce® GTX™-powered PC and stream your favorite PC games using GameStream™ technology to play anywhere.
  • Android Gaming
  • Android™ Gaming—
    The Way It's Meant To Be Played

    The NVIDIA SHIELD app comes preloaded on your portable and features over 200 SHIELD ready games, such as Portal and Half-Life 2, optimized for SHIELD’s precision controller. You can even run the most popular game emulators to relive your retro gaming days.

  • Best Entertainment
  • The Best Entertainment
    Get lost in the hottest movies from Netflix or Hulu Plus. And explore Google Play for music, books, movies, TV shows, and apps anywhere you go. Even pilot an AR Drone like a pro with complete precision and capture HD drone footage directly to SHIELD.


  • NVIDIA Mobile Processor

    NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor features a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU and quad-core ARM® A15 CPU for graphic-intensive Android games without compromising battery life.

  • Game Controller

    PRECISION GAME CONTROLLER NVIDIA SHIELD is the perfect mobile game controller, ergonomically designed for maximum comfort, whether you're playing Android games or streaming PC games on the go.

  • HD Multitouch LCD

    A vibrant 5-inch LCD tablet display makes text, colors, and images look sharp at every angle in all your favorite apps, games, and movies.

  • Hi-Fi Speakers

    HI-FI SPEAKERS TO IMMERSE YOUSHIELD takes mobile sound farther with a unique bass-reflex, tuned-port system designed for enthusiasts who crave high-fidelity audio when playing games, movies, and music.

  • Expanded Connectivity

    EXPANDED CONNECTIVITY Stay connected with 802.11n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi for fast PC game streaming, as well as a Mini-HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack. Plus, free up your SHIELD memory by moving your app and game files to an external microSD card.

  • Android OS

    THE LATEST ANDROID OS SHIELD comes with full support for the latest KitKat operating system from Google for easy access to all your favorite Android games and applications.

  • NVIDIA GameSTream

    NVIDIA GameStream™ Stream games from your GeForce GTX-based PC and play them on SHIELD’s integrated precision controller with ultra-low latency.

  • GamePad Mapper

    GAMEPAD MAPPER Gamepad mapper allows you to add gamepad support to native touch Android games, so you can play thousands of games using SHIELD console-grade controller. Use NVIDIA’s default game profiles, or create your own!

  • Console Mode

    CONSOLE MODE Transform your NVIDIA SHIELD from a portable powerhouse into a full living room gaming and entertainment console experience on your big-screen TV. Sync the SHIELD wireless controller and play your Android and PC games in full 1080p HD.

  • NVIDIA Shield App

    Get anytime access to your personal library of Android and PC games, search for the hottest SHIELD- optimized games, and stay current with the latest SHIELD news.

  • $K Ultra-HD Ready

    Play your favorite movie files like FLV, MKV, and even 4K media on next-gen 4K TVs.

  • Grid Cloud Gaming Beta

    For a limited time, stream PC games from the cloud to your SHIELD! (Currently available exclusively to SHIELD portable and SHIELD tablet owners in Western USA)

  • Shield Software Upgrades

    When SHIELD is in your hand, it’s up to date. Improvements and new features are pushed to your device to make sure you always get the best experience possible.


Product Information
Mfr Part#
System Specifications
NVIDIA Tegra 4 Quad Core Mobile Processor
5 inch 1280x720 (294 ppi) Multi-Touch Retinal Quality Display
Integrated Stereo Speakers
Silver Lid, Black Base
Wireless Technologies
802.11n 2x2 Mimo Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 3.0
Mini-HDMI output
Micro-USB 2.0
MicroSD storage slot
3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Motion Sensors
3 Axis Gyro
3 Axis Accelerometer
Input Controls
Dual analog joysticks
Left/right analog triggers
Left/right bumpers
A/B/X/Y buttons
Volume control
Android Home and Back buttons
Start button
NVIDIA power/multi-function button
28.8 Watt Hours
Operating System
Android Jelly Bean OS
Physical Specifications
6.22" (158mm)
5.31" (135mm)
2.24" (57mm)
1.55 lbs. (579g)
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
What's in the Box
Package Contents
Game System, Charger
Google Play
Sonic 4 Episode II THD
Expendable: Rearmed

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