PC gaming is a fast growing category as consumer migrate from console gaming to PC’s with big screens grunt processors and high end graphic cards.
Steam gaming is growing at double digits and now there is a brand new hand held device that delivers the capability to play Steam games on the move?
The al new Smach Zero which is set to hit Australian stores in 2016 is a handheld Steam Machine that delivers serious grunt in a tablet.
Set to be the same price as an Xbox or PS4 the Smach Zero was first unveiled back at E3 in 2014, although it was being peddled to press under the moniker “SteamBoy” at the time.
The system runs on Valve’s SteamOS, and sports a 5in display with a 720p resolution.
Powering the device is an AMD G-Series “Steppe Eagle” system-on-a-chip with a Jaguar-based CPU and GCN-based Radeon graphics.
Also packed inside the handheld kit is 4GB of RAM, a 32GB flash storage module, an SD card slot, USB connection, HDMI output, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It also features configurable tactile gamepads on the front of the unit.
A pro version of the console will offer support for 4G/LTE networks.
According to the creators of the Smach Zero, the console will have access to around 1,000 games at launch. Some say this is the ideal device for a train or bus commuter.