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Smach Z handheld gaming PC will support up to Radeon Vega 11 graphics

After years of development, Smach finally started showing gameplay videos of the Smach Z handheld gaming PC last year, and began bringing working prototypes to trade shows this year. Last month YouTuber The Phawx started posting in-depth hands-on videos of a prototype he received from Smach. And now Smach is showing off the latest versions […]

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Smach Z handheld gaming PC prototype gets an in-depth preview (videos)

The Smach Z is a handheld gaming computer that’s been in development for so long that it was derided as “Scam Z” in a popular YouTube video more than two years ago. But after many delays, the developers of the Smach Z started showing off working prototypes this year, letting trade show attendees actually play […]

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This DIY handheld gaming PC has the same AMD Ryzen chip as the Smach Z and GPD Win Max

At least two handheld gaming computers featuring AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B processors with Radeon Vega graphics are expected to launch this year: the GPD Win Max and the Smach Z. One YouTuber decided not to wait. Instead he built his own portable gaming computer by attaching a game controller, display, and battery to a Sapphire […]

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UDOO BOLT single-board PC with Ryzen Embedded starts shipping this week (crowdfunding)

AMD’s Ryzen Embedded line of processors are based on the same architecture as the Ryzen chips that power laptops and desktops. But they’re designed for embedded systems which generally means they can use less power and generate less heat than more powerful counterparts: AMD says Ryzen Embedded V1000 series chips (PDF) have TDP ratings ranging […]

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Atari VCS game console gets pre-release upgrade (to AMD Ryzen)

When the folks working on the upcoming Atari VCS game console first announced plans to launch a gaming PC for the living room with classic Atari design features, the plan was to ship an inexpensive system powered by a 2016-era AMD Bristol Ridge processor. Now the developers have announced that they’ve retooled their design and […]

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Smach Z handheld gaming PC inches closer to reality (gameplay videos)

The Smach Z handheld gaming PC is a few years overdue at this point… but it’s starting to look like like this might actually be the year you might actually be able to buy one. After promising a few months ago that mass production would begin in early 2019, the folks at Smach have started […]

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Tranquil PC launches fanless mini PCs with AMD Ryzen chips

A UK-based computer maker called Tranquil PC has released what appear to be the first fanless desktop computers featuring AMD Ryzen Embedded processors. But they aren’t exactly cheap. Prices range from about $870 to $1480, depending on the configuration. But if you’re looking for compact computers that measure about 7.1″ x 6.2″ x 2.2″ and […]