Presented at the end of last year, finally the ONEXPLAYER Mini, One-Notebook’s new handheld gaming machine and main competitor to Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck is now available for purchase and shipping worldwide.
Best geared as a portable gaming mini-PC, this console packs some powerful internal specs focused on an Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of internal storage. All this built around a device of 262 x 108 x 23 millimeters and 589 grams, with a 7-inch IPS LCD touch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, with fixed controllers on the sides.
Features that are completed with the use of a DDR4-4266 memory and PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage, its wireless connectivity thanks to compatibility with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, or its 40.25 Wh (or 10,455 mAh) battery compatible with a 100 W USB-C fast charger and charging system, which should offer greater autonomy than that recently revealed for the Steam Deck. And it is that from One Netbook they assure that the ONEXPLAYER Mini will be able to offer us up to 8 hours of video playback time, reduced for the use of high-performance games.
— One-Netbook official (@OnenetbookO) January 13, 2022
On the other hand, it does not fail to highlight the fact that the ONEXPLAYER Mini is based on the Windows 11 operating system instead of a custom Linux distribution like Steam Deck, being able to run virtually every currently available title released for PC, as well as other programs.
And it is that in fact this mini-PC will come with two optional accessories: a carrying case (which is included for people who place orders during the launch promotion) and a small folding keyboard.
Availability and price
As we said, the ONEXPLAYER Mini is now available for purchase through the brand’s official store, with a base price of $1,259 (approximately 1,100 euros) for its model with a 512 GB SSD; increasing to $1,399 (1,220 euros) for its medium variant with a 1 TB SSD; and reaching 1,599 dollars (approximately 1,400 euros) for its highest version.
However, all those users who buy one of these portable consoles before 6:00 p.m. today on Friday, January 14, 2022, will be eligible for a small discount of 17%, with a notable reduction that will leave its price at only 1,039 dollars (down from a thousand to 905 euros).