The ONEXPLAYER line of handheld gaming computers is expanding. After launching the original model with an 8.4 inch display and an Intel Tiger Lake processor earlier this year, One Netbook followed up with an AMD Edition in November.

Next up? The ONEXPLAYER Mini, which is a smaller model with an Intel processor and a 7 inch display. It went up for pre-order in Japan recently and should begin shipping globally soon. But now that some folks in Japan have been able to get their hands on the Mini, we have a better idea of just how much smaller it is than the original.

Top: ONEXPLAYER / Bottom: ONEXPLAYER Mini (PC Watch)

We already knew from the spec sheet that the ONEXPLAYER Mini was physically smaller and lighter than the 8.4 inch models, although a little thicker:

DeviceDimensionsScreen SizeWeight
ONEXPLAYER Mini7 inches262 x 108 x 23mm589 grams
ONEXPLAYER8.4 inches280 x 128 x 25mm825 grams

But it can be hard to get a sense of what that actually looks like based on numbers alone.

Fortunately, recent reviews from PC Watch and Daily Gadget include some shots of the 7 inch ONEXPLAYER Mini next to the 8.4 inch model. Overall it really does look like it should be a little more comfortable to hold in your hands… if you’re willing to give up on a bigger, higher-resolution display that’s also apparently a little brighter.

Helpfully, Daily Gadget also threw a Nintendo Switch into the comparison, making it clear that even the new Mini model is wider than Nintendo’s handheld game console.

The ONEXPLAYER Mini features a 1920 x 1200 pixel touchscreen display, an Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB to 2TB of PCIe 3.0 x3 NVMe solid state storage.

It also has two USB4 Type-C ports, a USB 3.0 Type-A port, 3.5mm audio jack, front-facing stereo speakers, a 10,455 mAh battery, and support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.


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4 replies on “ONEXPLAYER Mini 7 inch handheld gaming PC is smaller (but thicker) than the 8.4 inch ONEXPLAYER”

  1. I really hope GPD goes back to the pocketable Win clam shell form factor.

    If these current devices don’t fit in my pocket and I need a bag, then my bag has a wider range of sizes that it can hold so why go with the “mini” that’s not really mini.

  2. As a OneGx1 Pro LTE user, I hope they make a OneGx1 successor with a swivel screen for slab gaming, detachable controllers that become “wired” via pogo pins and general controller quality improvements.

    Making the back smaller would be nice too.

    For a slab form factor, I’m just going to use the Steam Deck over anything a small company (ie. risks) makes no matter what components they use.

    1. Same.

      For me to get a One Netbook device over/in addition to the Steam Deck, it’d be a OneGx1 with a swivel screen + the usual other improvements.

      I’d actually take it out of the house too (I won’t for the Deck) since the self-protecting clam shell would fit easier in my small bag plus the built-in LTE (no draining my phone’s battery) would be great.

      For slab form factors, small companies need to do more than even sticking the upcoming 2022 CPUs/APUs for them to get my money.

    2. For the bar form factor, I’m plan on getting the Deck.

      “As a OneGx1 Pro LTE user, I hope they make a OneGx1 successor with a swivel screen for slab gaming, detachable controllers that become “wired” via pogo pins and general controller quality improvements.

      I’d get this even after I have the Deck. Stick in one of next year’s CPUs too. It’d make a great UMPC + gaming handheld when out and and about especially with the built-in LTE.

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