Peripheral big Logitech has dipped a toe into the teeming handheld streaming console waters with the G Cloud (opens in new tab), a Steam Deck (opens in new tab)/Nintendo Change lookalike with seemingly unimpressive specs however a pleasant vary of apps from Xbox, Stadia, GeForce Now, Steam Hyperlink, and presumably every other streaming service with an Android app.
Contained in the machine (opens in new tab), which takes the Change type issue (opens in new tab) that’s so sizzling (opens in new tab) proper now (opens in new tab), there is a Snapdragon 720G from 2020, as seen within the Samsung Galaxy A52 and Realme 8 Professional smartphones. It’s hardly a top-end chip regardless of having eight cores (two Cortex-A76 and 6 Cortex-A55) and is wired as much as 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 618 GPU. There’s 64GB of inside flash storage too, augmented by a Micro SD slot.
|Arm 2 x A76 (2.3 GHz), 6 x A55 (1.8 GHz)|
|GPU||Adreno 618 750MHz|
|Storage||64GB UFS Flash|
|MicroSD Supporting SDXC|
|Show||7” 1920×1080 FHD（1080P）IPS 16:9|
|450 nits Brightness|
|Wi-fi||Wi-Fi 2X2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz/5GHz|
|Bluetooth 5.1, Help aptX|
|Energy||QC3.0; PD3.0; 18W|
|~12 hours cloud sport play time (beneath regular play situation, 50% quantity and 50% brightness)|
|Dimensions||256.84mm x 117.21mm x 32.95mm|
The interior storage issues much less when you think about that the G Cloud isn’t made for taking part in video games domestically, though it ought to be capable to play many video games obtainable on the Play Retailer. Logitech’s G Cloud runs Android 11, and makes use of streaming apps and its Wi-Fi 5 connection to carry the motion to its 1080p IPS display, which measures seven inches throughout its diagonal and has 10 finger multi-touch.
Across the again, you’ll discover a single USB Sort-C port, however there isn’t any video output specified, so it seems to be like being a purely handheld machine with no capability for docking with a bigger show. Controls come within the type of two analog sticks, a D-pad and face buttons, together with gyroscope-measured movement controls and haptic suggestions from two motors.
Dimensions are 10.11 x 4.61 x 1.30 inch (257 x 117 mm x 33 mm) making it smaller than the Steam Deck however bigger than a Change, and weighs in at 16.33 oz (463g). Being an Android machine, we’d be shocked if it couldn’t handle media streaming apps alongside the gaming ones. A ‘pill mode’ alluded to in Logitech’s FAQ additionally suggests a gaming launcher that may be eliminated to disclose a basic Android dwelling web page beneath. Battery life will be as much as 12 hours relying on utilization.
Whereas good trying – Chinese language firm Tencent Video games had a hand within the design, as revealed in a leak final month – the machine doesn’t do something you may’t do with an Android cellphone/pill and a Bluetooth controller, and even a Raspberry Pi will be charmed into streaming most of these companies. And at $349.99 (opens in new tab) (a preorder low cost is in impact that brings this right down to $299.99) you may be higher off with among the finest tablets and a controller, or one of many Steam Deck rivals.