Less than two months after launching an ONEXPLAYER Mini portable gaming PC with a 7-inch display and 11th Gen Intel Core processor, One Netbook is adding an AMD-powered version to the growing family of ONEXPLAYER devices.
According to an announcement in China, the new model features an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor with Radeon Vega graphics, 16GB of RAM, and support for up to 2TB of storage. Prices start at CNY5,299 (~$840) in China, though I suspect the ONEXPLAYER Mini AMD Edition may cost more if and when it goes on sale in other countries.
One Netbook has been producing tiny laptops since 2018, but over the past year or so the company has taken gaming seriously.
The original ONEXPLAYER with an 8.4 inch screen, integrated controllers and an Intel processor launched less than a year ago. Since then, the company has upgraded the processor with the introduction of the ONEXPLAYER 1S, added an AMD edition with a choice of Ryzen 7 4800U or Ryzen 7 5700U processors, and recently launched the ONEXPLAYER Mini with a display smaller and more compact design. .
Like the ONEXPLAYER Mini with an Intel processor, the new AMD edition has a 7-inch screen, 16GB of LPDDR4x-4266 memory and comes with three storage options: 512GB, 1TB or 2TB of storage PCIe NVMe solid-state drive.
It has a 48 Wh battery, two USB Type-C ports, a USB 3.0 port and a 65 W GaN tech USB-C charger.
But in addition to being powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processor, this new model is also available with a choice of 1280 x 800 or 1920 x 1200 pixel displays, which means six different configuration options are available:
- 16GB/512GB/HD display for CNY5,299 ($840)
- 16GB/1TB/HD display for CNY5,599 ($885)
- 16GB/2TB/HD display for CNY 6,599 ($1,045)
- 16GB/512GB/FHD display for CNY5,599 ($885)
- 16GB/1TB/FHD display for CNY5,899 ($935)
- 16GB/2TB/FHD display for CNY6,899 ($1,090)
Of course, at these prices, the elephant in the room is Valve’s Steam Deck, which recently started shipping to customers. It’s still rare – order one today and it probably won’t arrive for months. But with powerful RDNA 2 graphics, promising reviews, and prices ranging from $399 for an entry-level configuration to $659 for the top-end model, this is the portable gaming PC to beat right now.
That said, the Steam Deck ships with the Linux-based Steam operating system rather than Windows, and not all PC games support this platform. Although you can install Windows on your own, a Windows license would add a bit to the cost of owning Steam Deck.
I don’t know if that’ll be enough to convince people to pay more for a niche handheld from a Chinese company that offers limited international support for its products. But that doesn’t stop the choices from coming. In addition to the ONEXPLAYER line of devices, we’ve seen several new Windows handhelds from other companies, including AYA and GPD, over the past year.
Update: UK-based laptop store DroiX announces that the AMD ONEXPLAYER Mini will be available for purchase in China at the end of March. DroiX (and presumably other retailers as well) plans to start shipping the portable gaming PC internationally in April 2022.
via ITHome, Sohu and ITxinwen