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Smach Z handheld gaming PC probably won’t ever ship (crowdfunding fail)

There are a growing number of handheld gaming computers available including three models that launched in just the first half of this year, the ONEXPLAYER, GPD Win 3, and AYA Neo. But one device that was announced long before any of the others has been stuck in limbo for years, and now it looks likely […]

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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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Smach Z hardware finalized, handheld gaming PC set to debut at E3 (and ship later this year)

The Smach Z is a handheld gaming PC with a 6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display surrounded by game controllers on the left and right sides. It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B processor with Radeon Vega graphics. And it’s been in development for a very long time. But Smach says the handheld […]

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Lilbits 352: Smach Z finally shows off working prototypes

The Smach Z handheld gaming PC has been in development for years, and while the company has shown off early prototypes to the public a few times, up until recently they haven’t been fully functional. But this year the folks at Smach started posting a series of videos showing the little computer playing real games. […]

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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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Smach Z handheld gaming PC to begin mass production in early 2019

The Smach Z is a handheld gaming PC that’s been under development in one form or another since 2014, when it was little more than a concept device called the SteamBoy. Now it’s looking like the folks at Smach are almost ready to ship the system. The company has released a set of promotional videos […]

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Smach Z handheld gaming PC pre-orders open March 15th for $629 and up

The Smach Z is a handheld gaming PC that’s been under development for years. But the specs were recently finalized and the Smach team is showing off a (non-working) prototype at Embedded World this week. Now the company has announced that it’ll begin taking pre-orders for the Smach Z on March 15th, offering a 10 […]

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Smach Z alpha handheld gaming PC makes its debut (but it’s not playable yet)

So there’s good news and bad news for folks who’ve been following the development of the Smach Z handheld gaming PC for the past four years. The good news is that, as promised, Smach is showing off an alpha prototype at Embedded World this week. The bad news is that it’s a non-working prototype. The […]

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Smach Z handheld gaming PC specs finalized: Ryzen V1605B, up to 8GB RAM

The Smach Z is a handheld gaming PC that’s been under development in one way or another since the developer released the first rendered images of a so-called “SteamBoy” handheld game system in 2014. Now Smach CEO Daniel Fernandez is getting ready to bring the Smach Z to market, hopefully in 2018. This week we […]