The One Netbook OneGx1 Pro is a tiny gaming laptop with a 7 inch full HD touchscreen display, support for optional game controllers that can attach to the sides of the notebook, and an Intel Core i7-1160G7 Tiger Lake processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics.

It’s basically a souped up version of the OneGx1 that I reviewed this summer. The design is pretty much the same, but the new model has a black chassis and a faster processor with much more powerful graphics.

The only catch? This handheld gaming PC may be tiny, but it costs as much as a full-sized gaming laptop. The OneGx1 Pro is now available from purchase for $1360 and up.

The OneGx1 Pro features 16GB of RAM, a 1920 x 1200 pixel touchscreen display, and support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth. But there’s optional support for 4G or 5G cellular modems and One Netbook offers a choice of 512GB of 1TB of storage.

One Netbook’s detachable game controller is sold separately.

So here’s a run-down of the pricing/options as of December 15, 2020:

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That’s a lot of money to spend on a laptop with integrated graphics. But it’s not like there’s a lot of competition in this space at the moment. While you can certainly find notebooks with more horsepower and lower price tags, what you won’t find is another 1.4 pound laptop with a 7 inch screen, an Intel Tiger Lake processor, an RGB backlit keyboard, support for optional detachable game controllers, and optional support for a 4G or 5G cellular modem.

You also probably won’t find another laptop this small that so clearly copied its design language from Dell’s Alienware line of gaming laptops.

The closest competitor right now is probably the GPD Win Max handheld gaming PC with an 8 inch HD display, an Intel Core i5-1035G7 Ice Lake processor with Iris Plus 940 graphics graphics, and integrated game controllers. You can find more details in my Win Max review from earlier this year. That mini-laptop currently sells for around $935, making it a cheaper, but still pricey (and less powerful) alternative to the OneGx1 Pro.

All of which is to say, this is a pretty niche product category, which may help justify the high price tag.

Here’s a run-down of some key specs for the new OneGx1 Pro:

Display7 inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS
CPUIntel Core i7-1160G7
GPUIntel Iris Plus (96 EU)
RAM16GB LPDDR4X
Storage512GB or 1TB M.2 SSD
WirelessWiFi 6, Bluetooth + optional Netcom 4G LTE and/or 5G (M.2 card)
PortsThunderbolt 4 (USB-C), USB 3.0 Type-A, micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio, microSD
Battery12,000 mAh
Charging5V/9V/12V/15V
KeyboardRGB backlit
Game controllersDetachable, wireless
CoolingDual fans + dual copper heat sinks
BodyAluminum
Dimensions173mm x 136mm x 21mm
Weight623 grams
Price$1399 and up

Update: When finalizing the design of the OneGx1 Pro, One Netbook ended up removing the microSD card slot since it was causing performance issues.

Sadly, I was a bit underwhelmed by one of the computer’s key features when I tested them out on the original OneGx1. The game controllers were a little wonky: they flexed a bit when attached to the sides of the little laptop, making the connection feel a lot less sturdy than what you get with a Nintendo Switch, a much cheaper gaming device with detachable controllers.

It can also be a little tricky to switch between different game controller modes.

While it’s certainly possible that One Netbook has improved the controllers since this summer, I haven’t had a chance to test the OneGx1 Pro yet, so I can’t comment on any improvements that aren’t plainly clear from the upgraded specs.

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  1. Are you getting a review unit of this? It doesn’t look too bad with the matte black and the LEDs off.

    I’m considering getting this but want to know how well Linux distros run on it. I’m seeing retail units trickling into people’s hands but haven’t seen any Linux info yet.

      1. That’s really unfortunate. I was looking forward to it. I hope the new SoC and maybe changed components (LTE module seems to potentially be different) don’t affect Linux compatibility. Seems the non-Pro is pretty Linux-friendly.

  2. If I don’t care about gaming, how would the performance compare with the OneGX1?

    Also, what’s the actual name of the new device? I’ve seen OneGX1 Pro and OneGX Pro. What is up with that 1 anyway? One Netbook seems to like one/1 a lot.

  3. I’ll wait for some user feedback on hardware issues and how One Netbook handles them before spending >$1,000 on the LTE version. Are there any active places that One Netbook users gather?

    I’ve had GPD devices and they’ve always had issues from the beginning and/or die after a year and talking to GPD support is just pure frustration. My current device is the MicroPC since I don’t actually use the Win 1 and 2 for gaming at all and I won’t pay > $350 for a GPD device now. As expected, the MicroPC also had QA/QC issues from the start then the battery died and the hinge broke (all typical GPD problems).

    1. Been looking for places One Netbook UMPC users hang out to see the history of their devices in terms of reliability. I haven’t really found any. There’re the occasional posts in GPD-related places though. Does One Netbook not sell much devices? At least to English speaking markets?

      For me, from what I’ve read, I would never pay $1,000+ USD for a GPD device. However, I’d be going in fairly blind if I buy a One Netbook device.

    2. If you take a look on aliexpress, for the 1TB Wifi model, it cost currently 1470 USD with a 30% discount (original price later will be > 2000 USD)

      1. $1,470 USD is already a no-go for me let alone $2,000 USD. At least for something from a company that I’m not really sure of. Maybe One Netbook is considered a reliable company in China but I wouldn’t really know.

  4. I think the price is reasonable for the specs you’re getting in its small form factor. Granted, One-Netbook is a small PC company but, just like GPD, has earned a nice fan base that like their products, me included. I don’t like bulky laptops to carry to work (I’m a teacher) so smaller PCs are my happy medium. In fact, I’ve already pre-ordered my OneGX1 Pro (Wifi version) and can’t wait to unbox it on my YouTube channel. By the way, Brad, I like your YouTube channel 🙂 I like that you’re a fan of tiny PCs. The fact that the OneGX1 Pro has a Tiger Lake processor AND Thunderbolt capability in a small form factor sold me in seconds! And I actually bought the OneGX1 from Amazon and returned it in a week because it couldn’t hold a candle to the Win Max, in which I’ve owned, too. Whomever else that orders this, definitely let me know how you like it.

  5. I’m interested in the LTE model but ~$1,500 is a lot of money for a UMPC from a company I don’t know much about. Will this break in a year? Does One Netbook even provide support for issues?

    I wonder if I can convince myself into risking potentially throwing away over a $1,000.

  6. Go to the One Netbook facebook group and you get $200 off plus accessories like the controllers and a case bundled in for the first 48 hours. You’re welcome.

  7. I’m interested in the LTE version without controllers. Although, the price may be too high for me to risk it. How’s One Netbook’s devices in terms of reliability? I assume post sales support pretty much doesn’t exist.

    1. Good thing the article about the One Mix 4 had the larger screen size in the title. Saved me a click. Automatic pass.

      Although, I’d rather have a 7” UMPC with LTE and the One Mix’s aesthetics. Not a fan of the OneGX’s ugly gaming looks.

    2. Yeah. For the price, I’m worried about how reliable One Netbook devices are. That’s a lot of money to risk getting a bad unit or one that dies after a year or even less.

      Anyone know how reliable One Netbook devices are? Is it like GPD? Every GPD device I had died less than a year and/or had issues from the beginning with zero/frustrating support from GPD.

  8. Are you getting an LTE unit for review? I want to know how well Linux distros are supported (LTE, display, external display, touch screen, Wi-Fi, etc.).

    Hoping by the time it’s available via Amazon Prime shipping, the price has gone down.

    I’d prefer a One Mix LTE (ie. non-gaming uses) but too bad One Netbook has decided to create a netbook instead of a UMPC with the 4th generation. Guess they wanted to stick to their company name 🙂 .

  9. As nice as this is, and they have improved the controller connectivity, the price is a major sting. To make the point, they’ve only sold 15 units and the campaign has been open for about 14 hours. Even if it doesn’t have direct competition, it soon will do.

  10. Those controls are a dealbreaker. The lack of a good d-pad is bad enough, but the fact that they’re also incredibly flimsy is inexcusable for the price of this thing. It’s unfortunate, because otherwise this looms great. And GPD moving away from the clamshell style for the Win 3 makes this even more appealing, but they’ve cheaped out on what might be the most important part of the whole thing. Very disappointing.