As PC gaming fans eagerly await the arrival of the Steam Deck, whose original arrival date in December was delayed due to supply chain delays, another portable PC gaming handheld has entered the scene. (No, it’s not the Nintendo Switch.) Chinese technology company One-Netbook has announced the Onexplayer Mini, a smaller and even more portable version of your Onexplayer gaming device.
Onexplayer Mini runs Windows 11, allowing users to play games that they would normally experience on a PC. It also has a touchscreen, as well as the usual controller-based inputs, and promises high-end graphics capabilities. The Onexplayer Mini is priceless yet, but its release is scheduled for January 15, 2022.
The original Onexplayer raised over $ 2 million on Indiegogo, giving the One-Netbook the foundation to expand the product line. The Onexplayer Mini is aimed at gamers who want to take their PC libraries on the go, but don’t want to lug around a bulky handheld. It has a 7-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, which is just above HD. Power comes from its quad-core Intel Tiger Lake i7-1195G7 processor, which works hand in hand with PC-style cooling fans to keep the system running at peak performance.
Your gaming battery life is a paltry two hours, but that’s probably the cost of the power it promises. In addition to running games, the system can also handle common PC tasks, such as making documents and watching videos.
One-Netbook is investing heavily in the ergonomic design of the Onexplayer Mini. The company claims that its design was inspired by Xbox controllers and that its physical inputs are “evenly distributed” across both controllers, making the gaming experience more comfortable. It’s designed to fit in players’ pockets like a phone, allowing them to play wherever they go.
It is not known how much storage space the system will have, so it is unclear if it will allow users to put their entire Steam or Epic library on the device. However, it does feature several USB ports that will presumably allow gamers to connect external hard drives.
The Onexplayer Mini launches on January 15, 2022.