Getting impatient waiting on NVIDIA’s SHIELD to launch? Imagine how NVIDIA feels. Last month, the company announced that the gaming portable would launch the following week, and then out of nowhere, a discovered mechanical issue forced it to delay the launch. That part sucked, but at least we knew the device would cost $50 less ($299) than originally announced – a major perk. Plus, if you’re one of the first purchasers, you’ll get a free t-shirt.
Now, NVIDIA can state with confidence that SHIELD will begin shipping on July 31st. If you’re not sure where you can pick one up, you’ll benefit from this landing page. In addition to Newegg, NVIDIA itself will be selling the devices, and if you prefer to stretch your legs, you can head on down to GameStop, Micro Center or Canada Computers.
Reviews of the device are set to launch on the same day. What I’m most looking forward to: seeing just how well the PC play works. I want to play Borderlands 2 from bed, dammit!
NVIDIA SHIELD Specifications (as told by NVIDIA)