OneXPlayer makes its AMD portable gaming PC the size of the Steam Deck

One-netbook took inspiration from the Steam Deck, shrinking its AMD processor-powered OneXPlayer into a miniature portable gaming PC. Equipped with a Ryzen 5800U processor and a 7-inch screen, the portable powerhouse matches Valve’s smallest screen while offering specs on par with the Ayaneo Next.

The form factor of the new OneXPlayer Mini will look somewhat familiar to you, simply replacing Intel with AMD. Still, its eight-core Ryzen 5800U chip allows for a substantial upgrade, with speeds up to 4.4Ghz. At first glance, the Onexplayer should outperform the Steam Deck, especially since its Aerith APU tops out at 3.5 Ghz. Benchmark tests might paint a completely different picture of performance, but the prospect of higher clock speeds might help justify its higher price.

Speaking of cost, the new OneXPlayer Mini starts at $999 for the 512GB model, which includes a 1080p IPS display, 16GB of RAM, and a 12,600mAh battery. On paper, the OneXPlayer’s battery should be spinning rings around the Steam Deck, but your mileage will vary depending on how hard you push the device on high settings and newer builds.

The OneXPlayer Mini goes on sale today, April 7, 2022, at 9:00 AM PST, and you can enjoy up to 21% off with a launch day discount. This newcomer might appeal to enthusiasts waiting for Valve’s mini PC, especially if you don’t have a Steam Deck Q2 pre-order pending. That said, at more than double the price, the OneXPlayer Mini will likely appeal more to people looking for specs, rather than the average user looking for on-the-go access to their Steam library.

Until Valve releases SteamOS on third-party devices, OneXPlayer runs Windows 11 by default. That means it arrives with almost no compatibility issues, but your browsing will probably be a little less smooth since Microsoft’s operating system isn’t designed for handhelds.

Robert P. Miller