One Netbook has been selling handheld gaming PCs under the ONEXPLAYER brand for a few years at this point, but soon the company will launch its most powerful model to date.
The new ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor goes up for pre-order September 21 with prices starting at $919 for a model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, although higher-priced configurations will be available with up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage.
Those prices include a pre-order discount. Retail prices are expected to range from $1199 to $1549, depending on the configuration.
That’s a little disappointing when you could buy a Steam Deck for as little as $399, but it’s in line with One Netbook’s typical pricing for handheld PCs. And to be fair, the ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro has a faster processor, higher-performance graphics, and a higher-resolution display than the Steam Deck. It’s also smaller than Valve’s handheld.
It also has RGB lighting effects that illuminate the sides of the device, if that’s something that matters to you.
Here’s an overview of key specs for One Netbook’s latest handheld:
|ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro w/Ryzen 7 6800U|
1920 x 1200 pixels
100% sRGB color gamut
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 6800U|
8-cores / 16 threads
Up to 4.7 GHz
|Graphics||AMD Radeon 680M|
12 RDNA 2 cores
Up to 2.2 GHz
|RAM||16GB or 32GB|
|Storage||512GB / 1TB / 2TB|
PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
M.2 2280 slot
|Ports||2 x USB 4 Type-C|
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
Optional docking accessory
|Dimensions||260 x 106 x 23mm|
Other features include a 6-axis motion sensor, and game controllers that include analog sticks with hall sensors, shoulder buttons, a D-Pad, and action buttons. Unlike other members of the ONEXPLAYER lineup, the ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro does not have a microSD card slot.
One Netbook says the ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro will begin shipping October 15, 2022 and customers can save up to 23% by pre-ordering, but you’ll need to put down a $50 deposit and pay the balance by October 8th to get the discounted pricing.
|Config||Pre-order price||Retail price||Pre-order discount|
|16GB / 512GB||$919||$1,199||23%|
|16GB / 1TB||$1,019||$1,299||22%|
|16GB / 2TB||$1,170||$1,450||19%|
|32GB / 2TB||$1,269||$1,549||18%|
I wished they have improved their first gaming handheld the one with detachable controllers like the switch. It has a keyboard. I know the reviews back then was that the controls were somewhat flimsy.
Has One Netbook abandoned form factors with keyboards? I have the OneGx1 Pro LTE and a same size or smaller successor would be great. It was a nice first attempt but definitely needs a lot of improvement.
Too bad with all these handhelds, not many are targeting UMPC use cases as well (just GPD and potentially AYANEO). Even some gaming related things are more convenient with a built-in physical keyboard.
They do have an updated 10 inch laptop coming out soon with a 12th gen Intel processor, but given that this generation of Intel chips tends to be pretty lousy for battery life, I kind of wish they had a Ryzen 6000 series model instead. https://liliputing.com/onemix-4s-mini-laptop-with-10-1-inch-display-and-12th-gen-intel-processor-coming-soon/
I’ll wait for Aya to reveal their Geek pricing details before deciding on either but I’ll probably wait for the Flip.