CNET CES roundup: Nvidia Shield, Tegra 4, HP portable monitor
Nvidia launches its Tegra 4 chip and unveils its own portable gaming device on the first day of CES.
Nvidia kicked off CES 2013 in style, unveiling a prototype of its first own-brand gaming device, which it has dubbed ''.
The portable gadget runs Android and can connect to the cloud to play games for Android, TegraZone (the company's own app store) and -- very cool, this -- streaming from PCs with compatible GeForce graphics cards. It looks very like a gaming controller and has manual joysticks and buttons, as well as a pop-up screen. Supposedly it offers between 5 and 10 hours of gaming time.
Best known as a maker of components, Nvidia has also lifted the lid on the, which boasts seriously snappy processing speeds and spiffy new camera tricks. Nvidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang claims the chip is the "world's fastest mobile processor".
Monitors are the major news from HP on the first day of CES. The niftyis a 15.6-inch monitor designed to be packed away in your suitcase when you jet off on business trips. It can connect to your laptop by USB and includes a foldable carrying case that acts as a stand.
A more dramatic offering is the headphone jack, a subwoofer and a digital audio output., which is certainly a mouthful of a monitor moniker. It's a smart slice of kit, with edge-to-edge glass and a 13.95mm profile at its thinnest point. There's also a
Lenovo, keen to stamp its mark on the trade show, has already revealed the tablet but as a multi-user gaming device. It also showed off a number of other devices, including , an and a new ., a huge coffee-table PC, meant not just as a massive
Other early unveilings include Toshiba's-- which sure is a fancy way of saying Blu-ray player -- and the , a techy utensil that lets you know when you're guzzling too fast by vibrating.
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Today is press conference day, so check out CES 2013 live events calendar to find out when big hitters such as Samsung and Sony will be showing off their swish new kit.
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