This summer One Netbook launched a mini-laptop with detachable game controllers called the OneGx1. But while it was designed to look like a tiny gaming laptop, it didn’t really have horsepower to handle modern games.
Now the company is starting to show off a new model that does.
The One Netbook OneGx Pro is a little laptop with a 7 inch display, detachable gamepads, and an Intel Core i7-1160G7 Tiger Lake Y series processor featuring Intel Iris Xe graphics. Pricing and availability haven’t been announced yet, but the company has released a demo video showing the OneGx Pro in action.
While the video is in Chinese, you can see a person run through a handful of games including Red Dead: Redemption 2, Monster Hunter: World, GTA 5, and Final Fantasy: XIV.
Frame rates seem to range from around 45 fps to 70 fps, which should be good enough for smooth gameplay on most of those titles.
That’s largely thanks to the Intel Iris integrated GPU which features 96 execution units and support for speeds up to 1.1 GHz. It’s the same GPU used for Intel’s Core i7-1165G7 U-series processor, but the Core i7-1160G7 is a lower-power chip with a TDP range of 7-15 watts rather than 12-28 watts.
By comparison, the OneGx1 that came out this summer is powered by a 7-watt Intel Core i5-10210Y processor with Intel UHD graphics and while it’s fine for basic computing, it struggles with recent games.
It’s likely that One Netbook rushed the OneGx1 to market in order to have a mini gaming laptop to compete with GPD’s much more powerful GPD Win Max even though the Intel Tiger Lake chips the company wanted to use weren’t available yet. But the OneGx1 wasn’t really all that competitive. The OneGx Pro might be.
With a design that makes the little laptop look like a tiny replicate of an Alienware Area-51m and optional support for a set of game controllers that slide onto the side of the computer, there’s no mistaking the OneGx series for anything other than a gaming PC. But it’s also got a few other unusual features for a mini-laptop including optional support for a 4G LTE or 5G modem.
Here’s a refresher on the specs for One Netbook’s little gaming laptops:
|One GX||One GX Pro|
|Display||7 inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS||7 inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-10210Y||Intel Core i7-1160G7|
|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||Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), USB 3.0 Type-A, micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio, microSD|
|Battery||12,000 mAh||12,000 mAh|
|Keyboard||RGB backlit||RGB backlit|
|Game controllers||Detachable, wireless||Detachable, wireless|
|Cooling||Dual fans + dual copper heat sinks||Dual fans + dual copper heat sinks|
|Dimensions||173mm x 136mm x 21mm||173mm x 136mm x 21mm|
|Weight||623 grams||623 grams|
|Price||$840 and up||???|
Update: One Netbook has released a video showing gameplay, frame rates, and resource usage for three titles:
And here are a few videos of the OneGx1 I recorded this summer. The new OneGx pro should look virtually identical. The key differences are under the hood: