AOKZOE Portable Gaming PC with Ryzen 7 6800U is Coming Soon
There’s another portable gaming PC on the way. The upcoming AOKZOE handheld is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor with Radeon 680M graphics based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture. It runs Windows 11 software. And it features what appears to be a fairly large screen surrounded by game controllers.
But who is exactly AOKZOE? It seems to be a sub-brand of a Chinese company One Netbook, which has been making laptops for a few years.
According to the US government, Shenzhen One Netbook Technology Co, Ltd. has filed a trademark application for the AOKZOE trademark.
It is not known why the company, which has already sells a number of portable gaming PCs with Intel or AMD processor options, needs another brand to sell systems. While One Netbook confirmed it is working on handhelds with the new AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processorI guess the company never said it would be sold under the usual ONEXPLAYER brand.
Update: According to a press release, AOKZOE started as an independent group before joining forces with One Netbook. AOKZOE would be responsible for “market development and product design”, while One Netbook helps “produce and supply products”, which means AOKZOE handheld is manufactured by One Netbook.
The companies have yet to reveal pricing information for the handheld, but according to a spec sheet, it will feature an 8-inch, 1920 x 1200-pixel IPS LCD display, 8-core AMD processor and 16 threads with 12 RDNA 2 GPU cores.
AOKZOE also suggested that the system will be able to operate at TDPs of 15 or 28 watts, meaning users should be able to configure power levels to prioritize battery life or performance, depending on your needs.
The handheld will be available with a choice of 16GB or 32GB of LPDDR5X-6400 RAM, and it has an M.2 2280 slot for a PCIe SSD.
Other features include a 48Wh battery, support for 100W fast charging (you can fully charge the battery in 1.5 hours), stereo speakers, microSD card slot and power outlet. support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 as well as an optional docking station and/or keyboard accessory.
There’s also a built-in kickstand on the back of the device, allowing you to easily stand it upright on a flat surface.
RGB lighting effects are built into the design of the handheld, and AOKZOE says the display supports up to 380 nits brightness and 100% sRGB color gamut. Along with the built-in game controllers, there’s a gyroscope for motion controls and a vibration motor for haptic feedback.
AOKZOE says the handheld is expected to be pre-ordered in July 2022 and start shipping in September. It will join an increasingly crowded portable gaming PC market, where it will face competition from Valve, GPD, AYA, AYN, Anbernic and other companies.