The ONEXPLAYER line of portable gaming computers continues to expand. One Netbook is now taking orders for a model with an 8.4-inch screen and an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor.
But with a starting price of $1,449, it’s the most expensive member of the ONEXPLAYER lineup to date.
This price will get you a handheld with an 8.4-inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 support, built-in game controllers, dual vibration motors and AMD processor with 8 Zen 3 CPU cores, 16 threads and Radeon Vega 8 graphics.
But the new model is only one of the five versions of the ONEXPLAYER currently available:
- 8.4-inch display + Ryzen 7 5800U for $1,449
- 8.4-inch display + Core i7-1195G7 for $1,419
- 8.4-inch display + Ryzen 7 4800U for $1,099
- 7-inch display + Ryzen 7 5800U for $1,259
- 7-inch display + Core i7-1195G7 for $1,259
While I was impressed with the design, build quality, and performance of the original ONEXPLAYER I reviewed a year ago, the price was a bit easier to swallow back then, with entry-level configurations selling for as little as $819 during crowdfunding.
Also, the Steam Deck wasn’t a thing when the ONEXPLAYER first launched. It is now, and with prices ranging from $399 to $649, you can easily buy 2-3 Steam Decks for the price of just one ONEXPLAYER. This may give you less storage and a device with a Linux-based operating system rather than Windows, but Steam Deck’s RDNA 2 GPU should deliver more graphics performance than even the top ONEXPLAYER models.
That said, at the rate at which One Netbook releases new variants of its handhelds, it might not be long before you can find a version with a Ryzen 6000 series chip featuring RDNA 2 graphics. if it will be at a competitive price.