One Netbook plans to begin taking pre-orders for their next mini-laptop on June 29th. The One GX1 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 the 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|
|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 (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)||???|
The most smallest 4G/5G pocket gaming PC coming.
Presale start on 29th June.
Order transport start in Aug.
the client who purchase order on 29th will get free original detachable control handles.(limited units)
More info:https://t.co/AOOFSMIW22#7inch #gamingpc #RGB pic.twitter.com/FU1RRZZDXy
— One-netbook official (@OnenetbookO) June 1, 2020
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— One-netbook official (@OnenetbookO) June 1, 2020
additionally, as of now there are no plans for u.s. mobile carriers to be supported. i.e. no 4/5g for us sadly. though hotspotting via cellphone currently on my win max happily so its not a deal breaker, as long as they actually release a tigerlake model.
so fyi, i spoke with a rep from one netbook regarding the pro model and was told that there are no plans to release pro/tigerlake variant of the device. hoping that is just them playing it close to the chest, as otherwise it is not a capable enough device for gaming in its current spec.
Glad to see that the controllers are optional. I don’t want to pay for those since I won’t be using them.
Are you getting a review unit, Brad? Hoping you could test out the 4G version.
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.
Have they finalized on the colors? I’m hoping to get the black or gray 4G version.
Glad to see I can get this cheaper without the controllers since I don’t plan on gaming on this.
Glad to see I can get it cheaper without the controllers since I don’t plan on gaming on this.
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.
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?
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.
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.
A One Mix with 4G would be great for me. I’d get that over the One GX 4G.
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