Less than two months after launching a ONEXPLAYER Mini handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch display and 11th-gen Intel Core processor, One Netbook is adding an AMD-powered version to the growing family of ONEXPLAYER devices.

According to an announcement in China, the new model features an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor with Radeon Vega graphics, 16GB of RAM, and support for up to 2TB of storage. Prices start at CNY 5,299 (~$840) in China, although I suspect the ONEXPLAYER Mini AMD Edition may cost more if and when it goes on sale in other countries.

One Netbook has been cranking out tiny laptop computers since 2018, but over the past year or so the company has gotten serious about gaming.

The original ONEXPLAYER with an 8.4 inch display, built-in controllers, and an Intel processor launched less than a year ago. Since then, the company has upgraded the processor with the introduction of the ONEXPLAYER 1S, added an AMD Edition with a choice of Ryzen 7 4800U or Ryzen 7 5700U processors, and most recently launched the ONEXPLAYER Mini with a smaller screen and a more compact design.

Like the ONEXPLAYER Mini with an Intel processor, the new AMD Edition has a 7 inch screen, 16GB of LPDDR4x-4266 memory and comes with three storage options: 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of PCIe NVMe solid state storage.

It has a 48 Wh battery, two USB Type-C ports, a USB 3.0 port, and the computer comes with a 65W USB-C GaN tech charger.

But in addition to sporting an AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processor, this new model is also available with a choice of 1280 x 800 or 1920 x 1200 pixel displays, which means there are six different configuration options available:

  • 16GB/512GB/HD display for 5,299 CNY ($840)
  • 16GB/1TB/HD display for 5,599 CNY ($885)
  • 16GB/2TB/HD display for 6,599 CNY ($1,045)
  • 16GB/512GB/FHD display for 5,599 CNY ($885)
  • 16GB/1TB/FHD display for 5,899 CNY ($935)
  • 16GB/2TB/FHD display for 6,899 CNY ($1090)

Of course, at those prices, the elephant in the room is Valve’s Steam Deck, which recently began shipping to customers. It’s still in short supply – order one today and it most likely won’t arrive for months. But with powerful RDNA 2 graphics, promising reviews, and prices ranging from $399 for an entry-level configuration to $659 for the top-tier model, it’s the handheld gaming PC to beat at the moment.

That said, the Steam Deck ships with the Linux-based Steam OS rather than Windows, and not all PC games support that platform. While you can install Windows on your own, a Windows license would drive up the cost of Steam Deck ownership a bit.

I’m not sure if that’s enough to convince folks to pay more for a niche handheld from a Chinese company that offers limited international support for its products. But that’s not keeping the choices from coming. In addition to the ONEXPLAYER line of devices, we’ve seen several new Windows handhelds from other companies including AYA and GPD in the past year or so.

Update: UK-based handheld PC shop DroiX says the ONEXPLAYER Mini AMD will be available for purchase in China at the end of March. DroiX (and presumably other retailers as well) plans to begin shipping the handheld gaming PC internationally in April, 2022.

ONEXPLAYER Mini 
Display7 inches
1280 x 800 or 1920 x 1200 pixels
IPS LCD
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8-cores / 16 threads
Radeon Vega 8 graphics
MemoryLPDDR4x-4266
16GB
StoragePCIe NVMe
512GB / 1TB / 2TB options
Ports2 x Type-C
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
1 x 3.5mm audio
Game controllersXbox-style
Battery48 Wh
12450 mAh / 11.55V
Charging65W USB-C
Starting Price5299 CNY (~$840)

via ITHome, Sohu, and ITxinwen

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  1. If this price stays the same outside China, then it won’t be too bad compared to the Steam Deck. Yeah it’s more expensive and has a weaker GPU, but this isn’t operating on the same economies of scale. Meanwhile, the prices for the Aya Neo Next are absolutely insane. It’s too bad, because I was interested in getting one as a “backup” for the Steam Deck, the sticks and triggers seem like they’re on a whole other level, but they’re asking another $400 above what this is going for at the base models. Ridiculous.

  2. I’m still hoping they make a sequel to the OneGx1. I have the Pro LTE version and while the controllers are subpar, the general form factor and size is pretty great.

    Would be nice if they improved on it: better controllers with a wired connection via pogo pins, smaller back, swivel screen, keep the LTE option, etc. Otherwise, for any bar form factor, I’d get the Steam Deck.

    1. Same about the Gx Pro. I think the form factor is better than the Win Max and LTE has been useful. The Max was too unwieldy and I ended up selling it. I kept my Gx despite the crappy controllers.

      In addition to upgraded components, I look forward to One Netbook improving on the design. A swivel screen is probably the most obvious thing.

    2. +1 for a heavily updated OneGx1 sequel.

      For a slab gaming handheld, it’s the Steam Deck for me. However, for a UMPC + gaming handheld hybrid, I’d risk getting something from these smaller companies. Especially with that built-in LTE.

    3. I’m hoping One Netbook comes out with a second version of the OneGx1 with a 6800u + improved the overall form factor and controllers.

      As someone with a OneGx1 Pro LTE and soonish to arrive Q2 Steam Deck, I don’t see myself getting any other non-keyboard PC handheld even if it has a 6800u. These smaller rivals need to stand out more than just components now. For me, that means a hybrid UMPC + gaming handheld.