Advertised as “the most affordable Windows handhelds ever created,” the portable machine is indeed centred on value, starting at a low $299. That outlay nets an unspecified Intel Alder Lake-U CPU with 64GB of storage. Will it be a six-thread Pentium Gold 8500, a Celeron 7300, or something not yet released; your guess is as good as ours.
The next step up the ladder provides a more powerful AMD Ryzen 5 6600U processor with six cores and 12 threads clocked up to 4.5GHz, alongside an integrated six-core Radeon 660M RDNA 2 GPU running at 1.9GHz, and 64GB of storage, all for $499. For reference, Valve’s Steam Deck has eight RDNA 2 cores.
Keep in mind that clocks may change depending on design, heat, and power constraints.
Adding $100 unlocks more storage space for a total of 256GB which is very important as this is a Windows machine.
Another extra $100 doubles storage to 512GB. Hopefully, it will be based on an NVMe SSD and not some slow eMMC memory.
At the very top, we find a powerful Ryzen 7 6800U eight-core, 16-thread CPU operating at 4.7GHz, with a baked-in 12-core Radeon 680M GPU at 2.2GHz, and 512GB storage, yours for $799. A smidge more expensive than Valve’s machine… but packing additional oomph.
Finally, a lot of questions remain unanswered, such as resolution, battery life and real-world performance.