News JVTech This premium portable console risks overshadowing the Nintendo Switch
Published on 28/11/2022 at 15:50
Another new portable console in the video game landscape! The Nintendo Switch has turned the world of video games upside down since its appearance in 2017. For once, we are getting much closer to a Steam Deck with the OneXPlayer 2 which promises us something heavy.
An ultra-powerful portable console
With the arrival of Pokémon Violet and Scarlet on Nintendo Switch, many players have complained about the technical aspect of the experience. For once, it should not be blamed that the support since Game Freak is obviously a small team compared to the colossal ambitions that Nintendo wants.
Different brands then immersed themselves in the production of portable consoles, highlighting the technical aspect of the machines. Thus, we were treated to the Steam Deck, Valve’s console that allows you to play its entire Steam catalog (and more if you like) no matter where you are. In the same vein, Cloud Gaming has developed and Logitech has rushed into this kind of service with the Logitech G Cloud which should point the end of its stick in 2023.
From now on, it is around the OneXPlayer 2 to make its appearance. And if you’re wondering why there’s a little “2” after its name, it’s of course because there was an early version of the console.
In our columns, our tester gave the OneXPlayer a very good rating, in addition to very positive feedback.
The opinion of Jiikaa
The OnexPlayer mini is undeniably a top-of-the-range portable console, in terms of its price, but above all in terms of the quality of the experience it delivers. The level of manufacture is impeccable, the ergonomics excellent and the power of the whole allows you to play a very wide variety of titles in good conditions. Its Windows 11 environment is also a great asset: you take your Steam library with you, but also Game Pass, GoG, Battlenet or Epic Game Store. Anything is possible, but at a price.
The OneXPlayer 2 is available this time in two versions, one with an AMD 7 6800U processor and the other with a 13th generation Intel processor, but no specific information regarding this CPU has yet been announced.
This portable console with a 6.8-inch screen, and its design, already well-liked by players who adopted it on the first version, is therefore back with the OneXPlayer 2. But obviously, the question we everyone asks: what’s the point of having a new portable console at home?
What are we playing on OneXPlayer 2?
As said before, the Nintendo Switch has conquered hearts with its rich catalog of exclusivity and its concept of detachable pads that adapt to all configurations. For the Steam Deck, it is obviously the support of Steam which allows you to play almost all the titles available on the store in a very simple and clear way.
The OneXPlayer 2 does not play on this table since it runs under Windows. In itself, this portable console is to be considered as an ultra-powerful mini computer, and designed for video games. You will therefore be able to access all your usual games, on all your favorite launchers (Steam, GoG Galaxy, Epic Game Store, etc.).
As a reminder, the first version of the console managed to maintain a good stable 50 fps on The Witcher 3, or even a 40 fps on Resident Evil 2 Remake. Either way, with the power granted by this new range of processors, one can imagine reaching a good 50/60 fps on the majority of recent games, and easily exceeding 60 on all 2D games or older.