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Originally posted by lizardbones Originally posted by Quizzical Originally posted by lizardbones I was thinking $250 because that's what other handhelds go for. $150 was just kind of wishful thinking. It doesn't have anything to do with the hardware or what it's capable of doing. I think it depends on how people see the device. Is is a gaming handheld? Then $250 is the price. Will they see it as a Mini Android PC, aimed at Gaming? If so, then the $350 is the price. It looks like a gaming handheld device to me. I know what else it has, and what else it can do, but looking at it, I think, "Handheld gaming device for Pokemon". Nvidia is probably thinking it's a "thing that will do what the Segway was supposed to do to the world" and they'll price it accordingly. It will be very interesting to see though. I think it's great when devices devoted to gaming make a big splash, so it would be really cool if this made a big splash.
I wonder somewhat if there would be a market for an AMD Temash-based device comparable to Nvidia Shield. If Shield takes off, then someone will probably make it.
AMD Temash would actually be a very different proposition, because of x86 rather than ARM. On the bright side, x86 means that basically any Windows game will run on it, so you have a huge install base of well-known games. But it also means you need to buy a Windows license, which is cost++; And then while many games will nominally run, some of them won't run well. Not being able to make a game playable on a 1 GHz quad core isn't necessarily a sign of being badly-coded, either.