One-Netbook is building a Steam Deck rival you can test before release

In short: With Steam Deck creating so many big titles, it was only a matter of time before we saw similar concepts emerge. Before Steam Deck, there were already some, like the Intel-based OneXplayer from One-Netbook. This same company is currently developing an AMD-based portable console that you will be able to test soon.

A Netbook is giving select people the chance to try its next OneXplayer AMD edition. As of now, aside from packing an AMD chip, we don’t know of any specs for the handheld console, but the company is expected to reveal them ahead of release.

However, we do know the specs of the Intel-based models, which should be relatively similar to what we’ll see in the AMD edition. Regardless of which Intel processor they have, all versions have an 8.4-inch display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 16GB of LPDDR4X memory, and up to 2TB of storage capacity.

In the AMD model, the only difference should be in the processor. Based on AMD’s current APU lineup, the most likely options would be the Ryzen 5 5600U or Ryzen 7 5800U, but with AMD releasing new laptop processors early next year, the new portable console could improve.

If One-Netbook opts for a Ryzen 5000U series APU, it will be interesting to see how it performs against the custom Steam Deck chip, which we’ll learn more about soon. The former has the fastest CPU with more cores based on the Zen 3 architecture but paired with slower Vega graphics. On the other chip, we get a 4C/8T Zen 2 processor paired with a powerful RDNA 2 iGPU.

Prices are also expected to vary, with the OneXplayer likely being the more expensive of the two. The cheapest Intel-based OneXplayer, packing an Intel i5-1135G7 processor and 512GB of storage, costs $1,059, with early gamers getting them for $899. That’s notably more than the 512GB Steam Deck model at $649, and even more than the base version priced at $399.

If you want to test it before its release, you can register by filling out this form.

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