The massive image: Logitech’s new G Cloud handheld trades the Steam Deck’s efficiency for higher battery life and a lighter type issue. It does not require high-end internals and complex cooling options because it depends on streaming video games from the cloud or a neighborhood PC/Xbox as an alternative of natively rendering the video games.
Logitech simply unveiled its first handheld console developed in partnership with Tencent. Not like the Nintendo Change 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 by way of 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. Homeowners also can use it as a pill.
Up entrance, the G Cloud has a design harking back 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 develop the system’s storage. Its 6,000 mAh battery costs by means of a USB-C port, with Logitech quoting a formidable 12+ hour battery life. Help for Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1 can also be current.
Logitech’s G Cloud will begin delivery subsequent month, with the one colour at present accessible being white (maybe because of the cloud theme). It will value a relatively hefty $349, contemplating that the Steam Deck packs much more horsepower at an analogous value level, however preordering it’s going to web you a $50 low cost.