The ONEXPLAYER line of handheld gaming computers continues to expand. One Netbook is now taking orders for a model with an 8.4 inch display and an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor.

But with a $1,449 starting price, it’s the most expensive member of the ONEXPLAYER lineup to date.

That price tag will get you a handheld computer with an 8.4 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 support, built-in game controllers, dual vibration motors, and AMD’s processor with 8 Zen 3 CPU cores, 16 threads, and Radeon Vega 8 graphics.

But the new model is just one of five versions of the ONEXPLAYER currently available:

  • 8.4 inch display + Ryzen 7 5800U for $1,449
  • 8.4 inch display + Core i7-1195G7 for $1,419
  • 8.4 inch display + Ryzen 7 4800U for $1,099
  • 7 inch display + Ryzen 7 5800U for $1,259
  • 7 inch display + Core i7-1195G7 for $1,259

While I was impressed by the design, build quality and performance of the original ONEXPLAYER that I reviewed a year ago, the price was a little easier to swallow at the time, with entry-level configurations selling for as little as $819 during crowdfunding.

Plus, the Steam Deck wasn’t a thing when the ONEXPLAYER first launched. Now it is, and with prices ranging from $399 to $649, you could easily buy 2-3 Steam Decks for the price of a single ONEXPLAYER. Doing so may get you less storage and a device with a Linux-based operating system rather than Windows, but the Steam Deck’s RDNA 2 GPU should deliver more graphics performance than even the highest-performance ONEXPLAYER models.

That said, at the rate at which One Netbook is cranking out new variations of its handhelds, it may not be long before you can find a version with a Ryzen 6000 series chip featuring RDNA 2 graphics. Whether it will be competitively priced though, remains to be seen.

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  1. I do think in the long run the Steam deck will force these to drop to a more reasonable cost. That said, it will likely never be as cheap as the Steam deck. Steam is probably taking a loss on every unit sold and hoping to make it up on game sales.

  2. Ryzen 6000 with RDNA 2 would be the one to wait for. At these prices most people would be better off waiting. The Steamdeck is probably the sweet spot anyway given current battery technology. If you want more performance, something like a Flow X13 with 6900HS and Nvidia 3050Ti costs about the same as this new ONEXPLAYER but will have much better gaming potential while still being very portable. I understand that these companies are caught between a rock and a hard place but some of it is self inflicted. They need to ramp up production to get costs down (this 5800U unit should be 800 USD max) but they can’t ramp production because a $1450 MSRP is ridiculous enough that high volume demand isn’t there. Seems like they need an angel investor to front the capital with the expectation that MSRPs will fall to realistic levels.

  3. “it may not be long before you can find a version with a Ryzen 6000 series chip featuring RDNA 2 graphics.”

    Looking at the rarity of Ryzen 6000 laptops on the shelves at the moment it wouldn’t surprise me if we had to wait until 2023…