The latest breakthrough in the field of portable gaming takes the form of the NVIDIA Shield, which promises the most powerful hardware ever seen on a portable console. It’s a dedicated gaming handheld device with the soul of an Android tablet, running stock Android 4.2.1 and equipped with a 5-inch multi-touch display at 1280 x 720 resolution. The retinal quality screen is complemented with an eight-button console-style controller with dual analog sticks. Additional specs include NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor backed by 2 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0, high-quality stereo speakers, a standard headphone jack with microphone support, 16GB of internal memory with a microSD slot, mini-HDMI output, GPS, 28.8 watt-hour battery and more. Along with the available games in the Android Play Store, the PC streaming feature means you can play your PC games on Shield, as long as your PC is equipped with an NVIDIA GTX 650 or better graphics card. Priced at $299, you can buy the Shield now directly from NVIDIA.