The Nvidia Shield Will Be $100 Cheaper Next MonthEvan Narcisse3/27/14 11:00amFiled to: NvidiaShieldNvidia ShieldPCkotakucore902EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIf you've been curious about Nvidia's streaming hybrid handheld, April will be a very good time to pick one up. The hardware manufacturer's lopping a third of the normal $300 asking price off of the Shield and offering it for $199 for the entirety of April. The Shield's become an almost-all-purpose PC gaming sidekick ever since it came out last fall. At first, the Tegra 4-powered handheld started off with the ability to stream games from a nearby PC onto its built-in screen —provided it's a supported title and the computer in question is Nvidia's GeForce GTX graphics cards, specifically the 650 or later. Then, it added a GameStream console mode, which lets players use that streaming functionality on a TV. Today, Nvidia's announced an update that will let users access those games outside their homes; this remote streaming feature will be going into beta soon. There's Bluetooth support for mouse and keyboard play coming for the console mode, too. And it's getting Portal.