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A rumor about a possible new gaming handheld from Sony is making some waves on the ResetEra gaming forum. The source of the rumor is Russian journalist Anton Logvinov, whose post was found by ResetEra user Iroshino and later translated by user DieH@rd. According to Logvinov, Sony has plans to release a new handheld... Read more...
With the launch of the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch 2 handheld gaming console looming, rumors and supposed leaks abound. The latest comes from a source that makes 3rd party Switch controllers. In a post on Reddit, GamingLeaksAndRumors shared the latest leak, which seems to confirm an earlier rumor that... Read more...
Lenovo Legion Go (starts at $699, as tested $749) Lenovo's entry into the handheld PC gaming device space has great performance for its size, solid battery life, and a beautiful display.  Beautiful, high-resolution screen Comfortable controllers Good performance for a handheld PC Low-power battery life, including streaming, is great Innovative... Read more...
MSI is joining a growing number PC gaming handheld combatants with its Claw, though up until now we only had official confirmation on some of the specs, and not how the pricing would shake out. That just changed with MSI listing three SKUs on its webstore. None of the configurations are available to purchase just yet... Read more...
Omedia analyst Hiroshi Hayase says a proper followup to the Nintendo Switch handheld game console is coming sometime later this year, and it will arrive with an 8-inch liquid-crystal display (LCD) rather than an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen, Bloomberg reports. If true, the Switch 2 will debut with the... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is just around the corner, and MSI is teasing a big announcement. MSI, it seems, will be the latest company to launch a Steam Deck competitor. We don't know what the device will be called, the specs, or the price just yet. But RGB? You bet there will be RGB. The Instagram teaser... Read more...
Give credit to Valve for popularizing handheld gaming in the PC space, a realm that was mostly concentrated on Nintendo's various portable consoles (Switch, Game Boy, etc) before the Steam Deck arrived. Almost overnight, PC gaming handhelds became a viable category. It's still early, with the Steam Deck and ASUS ROG... Read more...
As one might expect, ASUS's ROG Ally gaming handheld is improving over time with continued updates and support. It was already a solid handheld when it launched, as we noted in our ROG Ally review, but it could also benefit from key improvements. Some of those are included in a new update that is rolling out today... Read more...
The Steam Deck has been a big hit, thanks in no small part to Valve's years of work on its Linux-based Steam OS. Valve tests and optimizes the software for big game releases and rolls out new features regularly. There's a new version available to beta testers with a little bit of everything. It might not be the most... Read more...
With the huge growth trajectory mobile gaming is on, Qualcomm is aiming to stake a beachhead in the burgeoning handheld gaming console space, with a new, diverse portfolio of dedicated handheld gaming SoCs and mobile platforms, collectively called the Snapdragon G-series, with support for mixed reality hardware and... Read more...
Handheld PC gaming consoles are still a niche market in the grand scheme of things, but it's one that is beginning to expand in meaningful ways. In addition to Valve's Steam Deck (which you can pick up in refurbished form for a discount) and the ASUS ROG Ally, we now have the OneXFly with a thinner design that... Read more...
Valve has added refurbished Steam Decks to its Steam Store, offering triple-digit savings over a new handheld. The company says that all certified refurbished Steam Decks have been thoroughly tested to meet the same high standards as its retail units. Many gamers have enjoyed being able to game on the go via a... Read more...
The Steam Deck is getting a little long in the tooth, and with Steam Deck 2 nowhere in sight (yet), some owners of the current handheld console are taking matters into their own hands. To wit, someone decided to double its RAM by soldering a new 32GB module onto the motherboard. Needless to say, this isn't your... Read more...
One of the many reasons why the Steam Deck has been so popular is because of Valve's aggressive pricing. As we saw early on, competitors had a difficult time offering compelling alternatives in the same pricing category, but that's starting to change. First there was the ASUS ROG Ally we reviewed last month, and now... Read more...
Another day, another challenger to the handheld gaming console crown. Ayaneo's new Kun offers a few things the Steam Deck and ASUS ROG Ally lack. Hong Kong-based Ayaneo just announced its most powerful and feature-packed Windows handheld console yet. Called Kun after a mythical fish than can transform into a bird... Read more...
Someone has managed to squeeze a full-fat 2280 M.2 SSD inside the new ROG Ally with some clever drilling. Photos of the mod demonstrate that upgrading the Ally to 2280 formfactor SSDs is surprisingly easy to do and doesn’t require massive alterations to the chassis to support the larger drive size. All you need is a... Read more...
Preorders for the ASUS ROG Ally handheld game console are now live, at least for the higher end variant of the two initial models that will see the light of day this summer. This is the same console that was initially brushed off as an April Fools' Day prank due to ASUS teasing the system on April 1. To the delight of... Read more...
The Steam Deck is a killer piece of hardware, but arguably what makes it so superior is actually the secret software sauce that Valve created for it, and the lack of those features is one of the biggest drawbacks of buying a competitor's product, like the Aya Neo, GPD Win, or ASUS' upcoming ROG Ally device. Well... Read more...
The ASUS ROG Ally was not an April Fool's joke after all, but that has turned out to be a very good thing. Sources claim that ASUS’ new handheld gaming console will destroy the Steam Deck in gaming performance with up to twice the performance potential, thanks to beefed-up internals running on the latest AMD CPU and... Read more...
Another gaming handheld has entered the market, as Logitech announces the launch of its cloud enabled Logitech G CLOUD Gaming Handheld. The new device is being billed as "a purpose-built gaming device for cloud gaming," and you can pre-order one now at a $50 savings. Valve has been impressing gamers with its Steam... Read more...
If you haven't gotten a chance to put hands on one, Valve's Steam Deck is a pretty cool gaming device that has become wildly popular. It has its faults, though—its haptics rumble is weak, its display is lack-luster, and there's only one USB port on board. As such, OneXPlayer likely hopes that you may find those... Read more...
AYA Neo is on an absolute tear when it comes to new handheld PC gaming console launches and announcements. It looks like the strategy is to offer varying models and features at practically every price point. Earlier this week, for example, we wrote about the Air Plus powered by AMD's Mendocino platform, starting at... Read more...
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