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New ONEXPLAYER X1 AMD refresh announced for huge gaming handheld

The ONEXPLAYER X1 will soon be available with a modern AMD Ryzen APU. (Image source: One-Netbook)
The ONEXPLAYER X1 will soon be available with a modern AMD Ryzen APU. (Image source: One-Netbook)
One-Netbook has unveiled a new version of the ONEXPLAYER X1. Previously available exclusively with Intel Meteor Lake-H processors, the ONEXPLAYER X1 will soon cross the floor with a powerful AMD Zen 4 option that also contains a Radeon 780M iGPU.

Just under four months have passed since One-Netbook released the ONEXPLAYER X1, a gaming handheld with a 10.95-inch display. For reference, the device also contains detachable controllers, as well as an OCuLink port for connecting eGPUs. In other words, the ONEXPLAYER X1 is effectively a larger ONEXPLAYER 2 Pro, which we reviewed at the start of the year with 32 GB RAM, a 1 TB SSD and an AMD Ryzen 7 7840U APU.

By contrast, the ONEXPLAYER X1 was the first gaming handheld to be released with Intel Meteor Lake processors, shortly followed by the MSI Claw (curr. $799.99 on Amazon). However, One-Netbook has now announced its intentions to offer the ONEXPLAYER X1 with an entirely different processor architecture. Arguably, this should come as no surprise, given how frequently One-Netbook refreshes its gaming handhelds.

(Image source: One-Netbook)
(Image source: One-Netbook)

For example the company debuted Ryzen 7 8840U versions of the ONEXPLAYER 2 Pro less than two months after releasing the model that we have reviewed. Incidentally, this is the same APU that will power the new ONEXPLAYER X1. According to our benchmarks, the AMD-powered version will trail its Intel counterpart by just over 10% in terms of CPU performance. Conversely, the Radeon 780M iGPU inside the Ryzen 7 8840U leads the Arc 8-core, Intel's most powerful Meteor Lake-H iGPU, by around 20%.

In short, One-Netbook has not confirmed too many other details about its ONEXPLAYER X1 refresh yet. The little it has outlined though implies that the AMD model will carry over the majority of its Intel counterpart's feature set though, including its 120 Hz display. For context, the company is also preparing to deliver a smaller version of the ONEXPLAYER X1 called the X1 Mini, full details of which we have covered separately

(Image source: One-Netbook)
(Image source: One-Netbook)
(Image source: One-Netbook)
(Image source: One-Netbook)

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-20 (Update: 2024-05-20)