A lot of clones have come out of Steam Deck, but this laptop manages to emulate its way of playing, without losing its condition as a computer.
The Nintendo Switch has changed the way of playing video games, or at least it has proposed a new way of doing it: the hybrid format on TV and portable mode. We have seen many clones on PC, most of them coming from China, but the most popular of all is Valve’s Steam Deck console.
These mini PCs are called consoles because they are basically machines to play, since they do not have a keyboard. That is why a device that is basically a Steam Deck with a keyboard.
Is named GPD Win Max 2 and it’s about a mini laptop with a Full HD + touch screen of only 10.1 inches. It is a computer with powerful hardware, as we are going to see, perfectly capable of working or studying. But if you slide some flaps on the sides, two sticks appear, a crosshead and some buttons to play as a Steam Desk. You can see it in this video:
Its small size allows you to hold the mini PC firmly, like a portable console. With the two sticks and the buttons, most games are played perfectly, but it is also It has two triggers and two touch buttons on the backfor car games, or shooters.
And thanks to the trackpad and physical keyboard, games that only work with keyboard and mouse can be perfectly played.
When you finish playing, cover the controls with the flaps, and it becomes a normal laptop.
Despite its small size, only 227 × 160 × 23 mm, hides powerful hardware inside. You can choose between a 12th Generation Intel Core i7-1260P with nothing less than 12 cores and 16 threads, up to a AMD Ryzen 7 6800U with 8 cores and 16 threads.
The graphics chips used are Intel Iris Xe, y AMD Radeon 680M. Con 16 or 32 GB of RAMy SSD M.2 PCIe 4.0 con 1 o 2 TB.
With this hardware, GPD ensures that you can play the most powerful games at 1080p with graphics in Medium quality, and between 30 and 45 fps. Including Elden Ring, God of War, The Witcher 3, and other benchmark games on PC.
Another advantage over Steam Deck is that It has an HDMI 2.1 output to connect to a TV.. It is something that Valve has been promising for months, but shows no signs of life.
Also has Thunderbolt 4, USB Tipo C 3.2, 3 USB 3.2, etc. You can read the full specifications on their website.
A very curious idea that may interest many users who want to play in a similar way to Steam Deck, without losing the keyboard or the PC condition. It comes with Windows 11 installed.
You can buy GPS Win Max 2 on Indiegogo, priced at 997 euros the version with Intel Core, and 1.271 euros that of Ryzen 7.
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