One Netbook plans to begin taking pre-orders for their next mini-laptop on June 29th. Theย One GX1ย is a little computer with a 7 inch FHD touchscreen display, a QWERTY keyboard, 4G and/or 5G support, and support for detachable game controllers that let you hold the computer like a cross between a Nintendo Switch and a, well… laptop.

According to One Netbook, some of the first folks who pre-order the One GX1 will get a set of game controllers for free when the mini-laptop begins shipping August 8th. That suggests that you’ll have to pay extra for the controllers at some point in the future.

Another thing to keep in mind? The version of the One GX coming this summer may not be your best option if you’re looking for a mini gaming PC. It will ship with an Intel Core i5-10210Y processor featuring Intel UHD graphics. If you want a version with a next-gen Intel Tiger Lake-Y processor and Intel Xe graphics, you’ll have to wait.

When the company first revealed it was working on a mini gaming laptop, One Netbook had promised to deliver a system with a Tiger Lake processor. But since Intel hasn’t officially launched its Tiger Lake processor family yet, One Netbook decided to opt for currently-available chips in order to get something out the door a bit sooner.

I wonder why.

Anyway, One Netbook tells me the Tiger Lake version, which will be known as the One GX Pro, will go on sale in the second half of 2020, although an exact date hasn’t been revealed yet. Pricing has been announced yet either, but in China the One GX1 is selling for about $785 during pre-orders.

The version scheduled to ship in August has theย design of a gaming system, including dual copper heat sinks, dual fans, and a large (and familiar-looking) rear exhaust system, and support for those optional controllers that can be attached to the side of the laptop or used wirelessly. It also has an RGB backlit keyboard.

But the computer’s Core i5-10210Y processor means that it’ll offer around half the performance you’d get from a Core i5-1035G7 chip in competing devices like the GPD Win Max.

I know a lot of folks are more interested in using the One GX as a general purpose computer than a gaming machine though, particularly since it’s expected to be one of the first modern mini-laptops to support cellular networks. Unfortunately One Netbook isn’t ready to announce which 4G and 5G network bands the system supports, so it’s unclear how useful the cellular capability will be for customers outside of China.

Here’s a run-down of key specs for the the One GX1 and the upcoming One GX Pro (with Tiger Lake).

One GX One GX Pro
Display 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS
CPU Intel Core i5-10210Y Intel Tiger Lake-Y
GPU Intel UHD (24 EU) Intel Iris Plus (96 EU)
RAM 8GB LPDDR3 or 16GB LPDDR3 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4X
Storage 256GB or 512GB M.2 SSD 256GB or 512GB M.2 SSD
Wireless WiFi 6, Bluetooth + optional Netcom 4G LTE and/or 5G (M.2 card) WiFi 6, Bluetooth + optional Netcom 4G LTE and/or 5G (M.2 card)
Ports USB Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A, micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio, microSD USB Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A, micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio, microSD
Battery 12,000 mAh 12,000 mAh
Charging 5V/9V/12V/15V 5V/9V/12V/15V
Keyboard RGB backlit RGB backlit
Game controllers Detachable, wireless Detachable, wireless
Cooling Dual fans + dual copper heat sinks Dual fans + dual copper heat sinks
Body Aluminum Aluminum
Dimensions 173mm x 136mm x 21mm (6.8″ x 5.4″ x 0.8″) 173mm x 136mm x 21mm (6.8″ x 5.4″ x 0.8″)
Weight 623 grams 623 grams
Price ~$620 (in China) ???



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11 Comments

  1. I hope they’ll also offer something with the specs of the GX Pro in the yoga form factor with pen input around the second half of the year. I’m still quite happy with my OneMix Yoga 2s, but lately I’ve been quite tempted by the OM Yoga 3Pro for the slightly larger form factor, more RAM and double core count (oh, and possibly also besser thermal solution). Just at this point I feel it’s not too unlikely that they’ll soonish come out with an updated yoga as well, so I’m trying to hold off.

    @Brad they probably haven’t disclosed anything about possible new yogas, right?

    1. I would have gotten the One Mix if they got LTE working on it. I’d prefer it over the One GX’s gaming aesthetic.

      1. Same. It seems the One Mix 3 has a larger screen but the One GX is chunkier especially with that exhaust. I’d rather have the One Mix 3 with 4G instead if they came out with it.

        I guess the One GX with the Core i5-10210Y wouldn’t need that kind of cooling if the current One Mix has this CPU already.

  2. Unfortunately One Netbook isnโ€™t ready to announce which 4G and 5G network bands the system supports, so itโ€™s unclear how useful the cellular capability will be for customers outside of China.

    I’m one of those people. The only reason I’m looking at this over the Surface Go 2 LTE is that this has a smaller footprint and built-in LTE.

    I guess I’ll postpone my Go 2 LTE purchase a bit longer when it’s confirmed or not if the One GX 4G supports US carriers or not.

  3. That suggests that youโ€™ll have to pay extra for the controllers at some point in the future.

    Glad to see I can get it cheaper without the controllers since I don’t plan on gaming on this.

  4. That suggests that youโ€™ll have to pay extra for the controllers at some point in the future.

    Glad to see I can get this cheaper without the controllers since I don’t plan on gaming on this.

  5. I would guess if they are saying the Tiger Lake unit will go on sale in second half 2020, it probably means they take start to take orders in Nov/Dec and ship sometime in 2021.

  6. Glad to see that the controllers are optional. I don’t want to pay for those since I won’t be using them.

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