When the makers of the TJD T101 first began showing off the handheld gaming PC in July, I wasn’t entirely convinced that it was real. I’d never heard of the company before, and some of the design choices for the handheld with a 10.1 inch display and AMD Ryzen 7040U “Phoenix” processor were… questionable.

But since then the company has published some real-world videos, suggesting that there’s at least a working prototype. And now TJD has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign with reward levels starting as low as $599 for an entry-level model. The company says the TJD T101 could begin shipping to backers in November, 2023.

The latest imagery shows a handheld with a big screen sandwiched between two game controllers that, thankfully, no longer seem to have a Fisher Price-inspired color scheme. But the large screen still makes the TJD T101 look rather odd, since the screen is substantially taller than the controllers.

It’s easy to understand why that’s the case: it would be difficult to reach the shoulder triggers if the controller spanned the entire height of of the display. But the result is a device that really looks more like a tablet squeezed between a set of mobile game controllers than a standalone device.

On paper the TJD T101 appears to have decent specs. An entry-level configuration feature Ryzen 5 7640U processor, 16GB of LPDR5x-7500 memory and 1TB of PCIe 4.0 x4 solid state storage, while a higher-priced model has a Ryzen 7 7840U chip, 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage.

All models have the same 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS LCD display, 60Wh battery, 100W fast charging, support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, stereo speakers, and a decent set of ports as well as a fingerprint sensor for quick logins, and a cooling system that features a fan and two copper heat pipes.

The game controllers feature hall sensor joysticks and triggers, RGB light effects with two light strips on each side, and dual 6-axis gyroscopic sensors.

TJD T101 Specifications
Display10.1 inches
1920 x 1200 pixels
500 nits peak brightness
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 7840U
8 Zen 4 cores / 16 threads
3.3 GHz base / 5.1 GHz max boost
15 – 30W
AMD Ryzen 5 7640U
6 Zen 4 cores / 12 threads
3.5 GHz base / 4.9 GHz max boost
15 – 30W
GraphicsAMD Radeon 780M
12 x RDNA 3 cores
2.7 GHz
AMD Radeon 760M
8 x RDNA 3 cores
2.6 GHz
M.2 2280
PCIe 4.0 x4
M.2 2280
PCIe 4.0 x4
Ports2 x USB4 Type-C (40 Gbps)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x microSD card reader
WirelessWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
AudioStereo speakers (2 x 2W)
3.5mm audio jack
SecurityFingerprint sensor
CoolingDual copper heat tubes
ControllersHall sensor joysticks
Hall sensor linear triggers
Dual vibration motors
6-axis gyroscope
RGB lighting effects
Dimensions345 x 155 x 20mm
13.6″ x 6.1″x 0.8″
Weight1,080 grams
2.4 pounds

Retail pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, but here’s how much the TJD T101 is going for during crowdfunding:

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Meteorish says the handheld can also support external graphics docks thanks to its dual USB4 ports capable of 40 Gbps speeds, and according to the crowdfunding page, the company “also designed a portable eGPU” with an integrated 240W power supply. But there doesn’t seem to be an option to purchase that accessory yet.

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  1. I like it being oversized and all, and that there is a company willing to go the ridiculous size route…

    But bruh, that over 1Kg spec is rough. Of course, a screen that size plus battery to fit likely won’t allow for it to be super light anyways, it’s expected that this thing would be a brick, but 1080 grams… that puts it into 13inch laptop category.
    Steam Deck that people already complain about weight is around 670 grams, AyaNeo Kun is some 900 grams. This kinda has become a reason why I’m leaning towards Asus Ally… it’s 610 grams. Or GPD Win Lite with it’s 520g…
    So many options, I shouldn’t be complaining. xD

    It’s just that a long time ago, I learned how much weight affects how much I use tablets for instance… I had an iPad 2 that weighted around 613g, and then I upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 that was sub 400g… didn’t think it would make much of a difference, but it really did. Coincidentally, the Nintendo Switch is also around 400g.