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A couple of video creators on China's Bilibili platform have gone hands-on with the MSI Claw Windows gaming handheld and come away with mixed impressions. We don't read Chinese around here, but machine translators come up with names of "Orange Buddha Series Review" and "Please, Komine" for the two channels we're... Read more...
We've reported on handheld gaming systems quite a bit recently thanks to the boom in the market spurred by the success of the Steam Deck. Products from pre-existing vendors like Ayaneo, GPD, and OneNotebook have been battling with newer machines from larger OEMs like Asus, Lenovo, and most recently, MSI. Today's... Read more...
PC gaming handhelds have been around a long while, though they really picked up steam (pun intended) when Valve launched its Steam Deck two years ago. It proved there was a market for these devices when properly balancing hardware and pricing (and of course game support). Since then, we've seen some major players jump... Read more...
Move over ROG Ally and Steam Deck because MSI is coming to ‘Claw’ out a portion of the handheld PC gaming segment. Announced at CES, MSI’s handheld, called the Claw, eschews AMD’s custom silicon for an Intel Core Ultra 155H or Core Ultra 7 165H processor based on Meteor Lake with integrated Arc graphics. MSI is... Read more...
When we reviewed the ASUS ROG Ally, we talked at length about how the SoC inside the machine was crying out for a higher power limit and better cooling than the handheld PC could offer. Engaging Turbo mode and then plugging in the charger nets you a peak 30W power limit, yet the Ryzen Z1 Extreme inside the unit we... Read more...
If you're a usual user of a consumer device like the ROG Ally, when an update comes down, you install it. Certainly the device itself advises you to do so. However, if you already have a ROG Ally and are enjoying the machine's high performance, don't update to BIOS version 319 through the MyASUS app. While it fixes a... Read more...
The world of PC gaming handhelds, long the domain of obscure hardware from small vendors out of Hong Kong and Shenzen, has been rocked in recent years. First, Valve walked in and slapped its fat wallet down on the table with the Steam Deck, and in June, ASUS plans to upend the whole thing with its ROG Ally handheld... Read more...
A new leak from a shipping manifest has confirmed the core specs and name of the mysterious Zen 4 SOC packed inside ASUS’ new ROG Ally handheld gaming console. The SoC is reportedly a custom variant of the Ryzen 7 7840U APU known as the Ryzen Z1, featuring a 3.3 GHz clock speed and Radeon RDNA3 780M graphics. When... Read more...
Ayaneo was one of the very first vendors offering hand-held gaming PCs. The earlier models from this and other companies used lower-end and lower-cost APUs from AMD to get their foot in the door. As they've seen success, newer models have been equipped with more recent and fancier hardware, including the processors... Read more...
The powerful pocketable AYANeo 2 gaming handheld will start to be distributed from September, with mass shipments starting in October. We highlighted this second generation design, one of a growing throng of AYANeo devices, back in May when the device designers announced it would be the “first AMD 6800U Windows... Read more...
As the first wave of Valve's Steam Deck consoles begin shipping out, there's another handheld PC entering the fray. It's the Ayaneo Next with Zen 3 guts, and it's now up for preorder on Indiegogo. That's the good news. The bad news is the early bird discounts on the regular Next and Next Pro have already sold out. Should you buy it anyway? That Read more...
Barry any last minute delay(s), it won't be long now before Valve's first batch of Steam Deck handhelds begin shipping out—February 25, to be exact. That still gives Valve a few more weeks to test games for launch-day compatibility as part of its Steam Deck Verified program. Valve has already made good progress too... Read more...
Lara Croft has been on her fair share of adventures over the past two and a half decades. It all started with the original Tomb Raider game released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn, followed by several other platforms, including Sony's very first PlayStation console. It never did see a release for Nintendo's Game Boy... Read more...
The upcoming Steam Deck is one of the most anticipated handheld systems in a long time, in part because it has the backing of Valve and its Steam digital distribution platform. But will it arrive on time? No,  because it was originally scheduled to start shipping in December. However, after delaying shipments to... Read more...
At long last, we have some finalized specifications to share regarding Aya Neo's 'Next' handheld gaming PC. Prior to CES, the company had been teasing an upgrade of its original model with "next generation AMD cores for gamers," which could have one of a few different options. Turns out it was the Ryzen 7 5800U... Read more...
Aya-Neo has decided to delay the unveiling for its "Next" gaming PC console by a week, moving the date from December 28, 2021 to January 4, 2022. Normally a mere week-long delay would not be notable, but in this case, the timing is potentially everything. Why is that? January 4 just so happens to be the same day AMD... Read more...
Sony has just announced a new edition of its longstanding PlayStation Vita handheld console, destined for North American shores this Spring. Bigger may oftentimes be better, but when it comes to mobile gaming, slim is most certainly in. Sony's PS Vita has done reasonably well over the years, changing design a couple... Read more...
While Nintendo gets left behind in this year's next-generation console war, it's doing something a little different. Granted, Nintendo has always operated a little differently. It was the first to truly embrace motion controls on its Wii, and the Wii U shipped with a GamePad that's most definitely a first in the... Read more...
Sony's handheld sales haven't exactly been mind-blowing, but then again, the handheld game in general has been massively disrupted by the advent of iOS and Android gaming. With all of that said, Sony's hoping to toss in a surge to its bottom line by slicing the price (again!) of its PlayStation Vita. The Vita is now... Read more...
Where portable gaming systems are concerned, this has to be some sort of record. Tommo's just-released Neo Geo X handheld has found itself in the hands of its first customers this past week, and already people have figured out how to run custom ROMs on the device. To call it a "hack" is a little generous, however, as the process involves little... Read more...
There's a price for pleasure, and if you're looking to grab one of the unknown gaming handhelds of the world and make it your own, that price has now been released. The Neo Geo X handheld promises to bring back that retro vibe that you once cherished, with the handheld shown here being priced at $130. The unit is... Read more...
Nintendo took the wraps off its new, super-sized 3DS XL handheld on Friday, but reactions have been anything but enthusiastic. The new DS offers a larger set of screens (4.88 inches top / 4.18" bottom), better battery life, and will ship with a copy of New Super Marios 2 for $199.99, but it's launching into a very different market than what... Read more...
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