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Onexplayer’s Mini portable console is the latest Steam Deck rival

One Netbook already showcased a Steam Deck rival in May 2021, but the company has already followed that up with a new and improved model. Named Onexplayer Mini, the company's new console is powered by the Intel Core i7-1195G7, offering a minor upgrade over the original console in terms of performance.

Measuring 260x106x23mm and weighing 589g, the Onexplayer Mini is smaller than the Steam Deck but bigger than Nintendo Switch consoles. The Onexplayer Mini comes with Windows 11 installed and a proprietary Game Control Center, a piece of software that you can use to modify the console's power and fan settings, change the game resolution and take care of system updates.

Besides its ergonomic design, the Onexplayer Mini uses touch-click bumpers, linear analogue trigger and ALPS Rocker analogue sticks to ensure the best portable gaming experience possible. The console sports a 7-inch IPS screen with a 1920×1200 resolution, which is notably smaller than the 8.4-inch display with a 2560×1600 resolution found on the original Onexplayer.

Like the display, the Onexplayer Mini's battery is also smaller than the original's, featuring a 10455mAh cell. Still, battery life shouldn't be that different, considering the specifications of the two consoles. Moreover, the Mini console comes with a 100W GaN charger that can charge up to 50% of the battery in less than 20 minutes and reach full capacity in under an hour. Additionally, all models have a bundled companion bag to carry the console wherever you go. You can also add a foldable BT keyboard with the console.

The 11th Gen Core Core i7-1195G7 inside the console is a Tiger Lake CPU based on the 10nm process node, featuring 4x cores and 8x threads that can clock up to 5.0GHz. Graphic workloads are handled by the integrated GPU, the Intel Iris Xe-LP graphics with 96EUs that can clock up to 1.4GHz.

Available with 512GB, 1TB and 2TB of storage, the Onexplayer Mini consoles start at $1259. The first orders will begin to be fulfilled on January 18th, but if you order one before January 16th (5:00 PM GMT), you can get a $200-$220 discount.

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