One-Netbook upgrades the Gx1 Pro portable console/laptop with Tiger Lake Core i7-1160G7 CPUs and 7-inch FHD screen
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The small form-factor laptops that double as consoles are getting quite popular in China these days. GPD may have been first to market, but the competition is heating up as new players like One-Netbook or AYA keep one-upping each other with more sophisticated models. Speaking of One-Netbook, the company just announced an upgraded Gx1 Pro model powered by Tiger Lake CPUs. We have been hearing rumors about the Tiger Lake models, but now we have the final specs confirmed by One-Netbook itself. It certainly is not the first ever model featuring the new Tiger Lake processors, as GPD already announced its Tiger Lake Win 3 console earlier this year. Still, the new Gx1 Pro stands out with its own suite of advantages.
First off, the Gx1 Pro is the first among the Chinese models to feature a 7-inch 1920x1200 IPS screen, which also supports 10-point multi-touch input. One-Netbook now offers a Tiger Lake i7-1160G7 upgrade over the previous Amber Lake i5-10210Y processors, so it also benefits from the integrated Xe GPU with 96 execution units. The updated version also comes with 16 GB of LPDDR4x-4266 RAM and at least 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage.
Port selection includes 2x Thunderbolt 4 connectors, plus a USB-A 3.0, a micro HDMI video output and a headphone jack. Other features include two detachable game controllers, microSD card reader, WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 a SIM slot and a 12,000 mAh battery. Design-wise, the upgraded model is identical to the previous iteration that reminds of a miniaturized Alienware Area 51m, except now it comes with an additional all-black color option. With a total weight of 623 g (including controllers) this model is slightly lighter than the competition.
Although pricing has not yet been revealed, we can expect the upgraded model to cost more than the Amber Lake models, so north of $840.