ONEXPLAYER Review Handheld Gaming Device

Portable gaming computers are nothing new and there are many models from different companies, mostly from China, for almost all generations of Intel processors. However, it wasn’t until Intel’s 11th Gen ‘Tiger Lake’ that the chipmaker’s graphics technology could truly be considered worthy of playing on its own. Unsurprisingly, there have also been new attempts to put this Intel chip into more portable forms, and the ONEXPLAYER is not only the latest but also the greatest in this category.

One Netbook has been making small laptops for a long time, but so far has focused on laptops or convertible tablets. The closest thing to a gaming PC handheld was the One GX1 which had detachable controllers “inspired” by the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons. The ONEXPLAYER, however, jumps head-on into the gaming category, a category that has rivaled GPD for much longer.

So it’s no surprise that the ONEXPLAYER shares the same basic design as the GPD WIN 3 and AYA Neo with one key difference. While the latter two try to keep screen size and resolution low, the ONEXPLAYER goes all out with an 8.4-inch IPS LCD capable of 2560×1600 resolution. sure it will tax the CPU and battery a lot more, but it’s something players in this niche market are asking for anyway.

As for other hardware, backers can choose between a Core i5 or i7 processor, both of which come with 16GB of RAM, it doesn’t matter, with storage options of 512GB or 1TB SSD. It packs a massive 59 Wh 15,300 mAh battery that you’ll likely burn through quickly when gaming at these specs. Unlike the GPD WIN 3, it doesn’t have a hidden built-in keyboard, and you’ll have to pay extra for an admittedly creative keyboard accessory that turns the handheld into a little PC, very much like a Microsoft Surface.

The ONEXPLAYER certainly isn’t cheap with a starting price of $819 and you’re starting to wonder when it’s starting to get too expensive for such a small portable device Add to the way that it’s as of now on Indiegogo and some may be promptly frightened away by the dangers implied That said, the campaign has already been 3.472% funded, proving that there is indeed a market for it, as outlandish as that sounds.

Bigger Screen for ONEXPLAYER Gaming Pocket PC

The concept of a gaming laptop isn’t new, and there are plenty of models from different companies, mostly Chinese, for almost every generation of Intel processors. However, it wasn’t until the latest generation of Intel 11 “Tiger Lake” processors that the chipmaker’s graphics technology could be considered worthy of a full-fledged gaming computer.

Unsurprisingly, new attempts have been made to put this Intel chip into more portable forms and the ONEXPLAYER model is not only the latest but also the greatest in this category.

The One Netbook company has been making small laptops for a long time, but so far has focused on convertible laptops or tablets.

The closest thing to a gaming laptop was the One GX1, which featured detachable controllers “inspired” by the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons. The ONEXPLAYER, however, jumps into the gamer category with both feet, a category that has rivaled the GPD for much longer.

As expected, the ONEXPLAYER shares the same basic design as the GPD WIN 3 and AYA Neo, with one key difference.

While the latter two attempts to keep screen size and resolution low, the ONEXPLAYER model goes all out with an 8.4-inch IPS LCD capable of 2560×1600 resolution. , that means it will tax CPU and battery much more. However, it is an object that players in this niche market are crying out for.

As for the rest of the hardware, users can choose between a Core i5 or i7 processor, both of which come with 16GB of RAM. Whichever they choose, with storage options of 512GB or 1TB SSD. It packs a massive 59 Wh 15.300 mAh battery that might drain you quickly if you play around with those specs.

Unlike the GPD WIN 3, it doesn’t have a hidden built-in keyboard, and you’ll have to pay extra for an admittedly creative keyboard accessory, but turns the handheld into a mini-laptop, like a Microsoft Surface.

With a starting price of €819, the ONEXPLAYER is certainly not cheap and one begins to wonder when it becomes too expensive for such a small portable device.

Couple that with the fact that it’s currently on Indiegogo, some might be immediately scared off by the risks involved. That said, this campaign has already been funded at 3.472%, which proves that there is a market for this product, even if it seems extravagant

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