When One Netbook first unveiled the ONEXFLY handheld gaming PC last fall, the company said it would be a budget model with a 6 inch FHD display and an AMD Mendocino processor.
Nine months later, the company is reintroducing the ONEXFLY and it’s… none of those things. Instead, the upcoming handheld now has a 7 inch display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and an AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor as well as at least 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It goes up for pre-order August 10th through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, with prices starting at $739 for early backers.
The starting price gets you a model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. That makes this model about $90 more than a top-of-the-line Steam Deck during crowdfunding, but it’s likely that retail pricing will be substantially higher.
One Netbook will also offer higher-priced models with up to 64GB of RAM and 4TB of storage:
|64GB + 4TB||$1,299|
|64GB + 2TB||$1,199|
|32GB + 2TB||$969|
|32GB + 1TB||$889|
|16GB + 512GB||$739|
So much for an entry-level handheld that would compete on price rather than specs.
One thing the ONEXFLY does have going for it is a reasonably compact design. It measures 263.6 x 98.25 x 22.6mm (10.4″ x 3.9″ x 0.9″) and weighs 580 grams (1.3 pounds). Compared with other handhelds, that makes it smaller and lighter than a Steam Deck and most other models in the ONEXPLAYER lineup, although a bit larger than some other handhelds like the GPD Win 4 or AYA Neo Air lineup.
The ONEXFLY has a 7 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display, a Ryzen 7840U “Phoenix” processor with Radeon 780M integrated graphics, a 48 Wh battery and a compact GaN power adapter with support for 65-watt fact charging.
It also has two USB4 Type-C ports, a USB 3.2 Type-A port, a 3.5mm headset jack, a microSD card reader and two custom buttons next to the triggers that can be used to program macros.
It will be available with up to 32GB of LPDDR5x-7500 memory and has an M.2 2280 slot for 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB of PCIe 4.0 x4 solid state storage.
The handheld computer has stereo speakers with Harman Kardon tuning and RGB lighting below the joysticks and text along the bottom edges of the grips. The company says it will offer “exclusive custom RGB nameplates” for the left and right sides.
If the design looks familiar, that’s because the ONEXFLY looks nearly identical to the AOKZOE A2 that was also revealed this month. AOKZOE and One Netbook are closely related, although the companies’ statements about their relationship over the past year have been a bit fishy (they’re either separate companies, partners, or it’s possible that AOKZOE is a subsidiary or sub-brand of One Netbook… which is a subsidiary of Chinese device maker Voyo).
While we’re waiting for an official announcement about global pricing and availability, you can check out a hands on video of the ONEXFLY from ETA Prime, or a few gameplay videos from One Netbook including videos showcasing titles like God of War 4, Persona 5 Strikers, Uncharted, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, and Bloodstained Ritual of the Night.
This article was first published June 15, 2023 and most recently updated August 1, 2023.