The large image: Logitech’s new G Cloud handheld trades the Steam Deck’s efficiency for higher battery life and a lighter type issue. It would not require high-end internals and complicated cooling options because it depends on streaming video games from the cloud or an area PC/Xbox as an alternative of natively rendering the video games.

Logitech simply unveiled its first handheld console developed in partnership with Tencent. In contrast to the Nintendo Swap and the Steam Deck, Logitech’s aptly named G Cloud primarily focuses on cloud gaming companies, comparable to Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now. Gamers also can stream video games domestically from their PC with the Steam Hyperlink app or from their Xbox through the eponymous app.

The Logitech G Cloud is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, an octa-core processor with a 2.3 GHz increase frequency often present in mid-range telephones, paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. It runs an older model of Android (11) with the Google Play Retailer preinstalled, permitting customers to obtain cellular video games, social media apps, and video streaming companies. House owners also can use it as a pill.

Up entrance, the G Cloud has a design paying homage to its rivals, with a 7-inch touchscreen LCD touting a decision of 1,920 x 1,080 and a 60Hz refresh charge. Flanking the show are the controls, together with two analog joysticks, a D-pad, and 4 motion buttons. There are additionally left and proper bumpers and triggers on the highest facet.

The hand held comes with stereo audio system, two microphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card slot for customers who want to broaden the system’s storage. Its 6,000 mAh battery fees via a USB-C port, with Logitech quoting a formidable 12+ hour battery life. Assist for Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1 can be current.

Logitech’s G Cloud will begin delivery subsequent month, with the one coloration at the moment obtainable being white (maybe because of the cloud theme). It will value a moderately hefty $349, contemplating that the Steam Deck packs way more horsepower at an analogous worth level, however preordering it would web you a $50 low cost.