One-Netbook outs the GX1: Intel Tiger Lake-powered Handheld Console to take on the GPD Win Max and Nintendo Switch

This appears to be a year for handheld sized gaming PCs. Shortly after the GPD Win Max’s success on Indiegogo, we have news of a new contender in the (cramped) space: One-Netbook. Their GX1 Nintendo Switch replacement thingie is powered by a Tiger Lake SoC. This is a generation ahead of the Ice Lake chip powering the GPD Win Max and purportedly delivers up to twice the GPU power, thanks to Gen12 Intel Xe graphics.

The GX1 features an 8.4″ screen, a built-in RGB keyboard, and integrated XInput controls. It also has 5G support via SIM card, an M.2 port, and an expandable storage capacity of up to 2TB (SSD). What we’re worried about, though, is just how long it’ll take this part to hit the market. Apparently, the GX1 will be available for pre-order on May 30th. However, considering Tiger Lake parts are not even commercially available at the moment, it’s anyone’s guess as to when the GX1 will actually arrive. And while the current crop of handheld PCs delivers enough power to play current-gen titles, we have no idea how well they’ll handle games in the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X era.


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