One Netbook is launching an upgraded version of the ONEXPLAYER handheld gaming PC. When the company began shipping units earlier this year, it was available with up to an Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor. But the new ONEXPLAYER 1S packs an even higher-performance Core i7-1195G7 chip.
It’s up for pre-order for $1199 from AliExpress (or a little more if you want accessories like a detachable keyboard and/or carrying case).
The One Netbook ONEXPLAYER looks a bit like an oversized Nintendo Switch. It has an 8.4 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel touchscreen display surrounded by game controllers. But under the hood, the ONEXPLAYER is a full-fledged Windows PC with an 11th-gen Intel Core processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics.
I got a chance to review a pre-release model with a Core i7-1165G7 processor in May, and I was impressed with the overall performance and build of the system.
The new model has a little more horsepower, which should lead to at least a small boost in performance. Here’s a quick overview of some key differences between Intel’s Core i7 Tiger Lake U-series chips:
|Core i7-1165G7||Core i7-1185G7||Core i7-1195G7|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 8||4 / 8||4 / 8|
|Max Turbo freq||4.7 GHz||4.8 GHz||5 GHz|
|TDP||12 – 28W||12 – 28W||12 – 28W|
|TDP-down / -up freq||1.2 GHz / 2.8 GHz||1.2 GHz / 3 GHz||1.3 GHz / 2.9 GHz|
|GPU max freq||1.3 GHz||1.35 GHz||1.4 GHz|
The ONEXPLAYER 1S features 16GB of LPDDR4x memory and a 1TB SSD. While the processor is new, the rest of the specs are largely the same as for the model I reviewed earlier this year.
The handheld gaming computer measures about 11″ x 5″ x 1″ and weighs just over 1.8 pounds, has a 59 Wh battery and comes with a 65W USB-C charger, and features stereo front-facing speakers, a 3.5mm audio jack, a fingerprint reader in the power button, and Bluetooth 5 support.
It has a built-in kickstand and ports including two USB4 (40Gbps) ports, a USB 3.0 Type-A port, and a microSD card reader. Controllers include two analog sticks, a D-Pad, four action buttons, and four shoulder buttons including two with linear triggers.
There are also physical buttons for bringing up an on-screen keyboard, returning to the Windows home screen, Start and Back keys, and a Turbo button that adjusts the processor’s TDP. You can find more details in the Liliputing ONEXPLAYER review.
Or if you want to know how the ONEXPLAYER 1S stacks up against other handheld gaming PCs in 2021, check out our comparison of recent and upcoming devices from Valve, GPD, One Netbook, and Aya.
The hardware is really impressive; but like gpd they really lack in when it comes to quality control.
If you are in Europe you will need a very trusted reseller to handle problems with your device; if you try to contact the company as a customer you got nearly no chance of getting even a answer.
Spare parts? They claim that you will be able to order spare parts for fresh devices somewhen in the future; but normally this only happens for the period of time when they stop to produce the last gen and have parts left.
best gaming handheld in the world for now. i7 1195 g7
At least they’re making a new SKU for it. For the Win 3, GPD seems to just ship devices with a random selection of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, SD card reader and CPU components.
I wonder if they’ll make an AMD device. The 2 reviews I’ve seen of the 2021 Win Max pretty much say the AMD version is the better experience unless you really want that eGPU which I doubt many of the target audience would use.
Supposedly, One Netbook is (was?) working on future AMD variants since people were getting the same lackluster gaming experience on Intel as GPD Win customers were. FPS doesn’t mean much if there are significant graphical problems and crashes. I guess we’ll see at some point.
I currently have a OneGx1 Pro LTE. I hope One Netbook improves on their OneGx1 line. For example, swivel hinge to convert to a candy bar form factor when gaming, add back the micro SD card reader, general quality improvements and other things.
The keyboard and LTE could be enough for me to get it over the Steam Deck assuming there are no issues (their support is as bad as GPD). If I were looking for a candy bar form factor only, then I’d get Steam Deck 100%.
I wonder when the One Netbook ONEX1PLAYER OneGx1 1sOne Pro LTE will come out.
Oh man, I already had money on the One Netbook ONEX1PLAYER OneGx1 1sOne. I guess I’ll for the Pro version.
Too expensive. Too little , too late. Even if it offers slightly better performance than Steam Deck, there would be little reason for anyone (at least in the Western world) to invest in device like this. Yes it runs Windows, but so can the Steam Deck if you side load it.
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