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Smach Zero, the Steam Handheld Console

Smach Zero, the Steam Handheld Console

Smach Zero, the Steam Handheld Console

Smach Zero, the Steam Handheld Console

 

Meet the Smack Zero, the first handheld Steam Machine. You many have heard of it before as the Steamboy. It will be available next year starting at 299 Euros. 

 

 

In June the official specifications of the Smach Zero SteamOS console was announced, with the developers saying that the Smach Zero offers a great balance between cost and performance. 

 

- AMD embedded G-Series SoC "Steppe Eagle" with Jaguar-based CPU and GCN-based Radeon graphics.
- 4 GB RAM memory
- 32GB internal memory and SD Card Slot
- USB OTG
- 5-inch Touch screen with 720p resolution
- Configurable tactile gamepads
- HDMI video output connection 
- Wi-Fi conectivity
- Bluetooth connectivity
- 4G mobile network connectivity (PRO model only)

 

The developers say that the Smach Zero will be able to play thousands of games and launch and will have a control scheme which is very similar to Valve's own Steam Controller. 

This little handheld should offer a great little gaming experience, though right now it is unclear how well it's mediocre specs will be able to handle gaming loads. It will certainly be able to play most indie titles with ease, or even stream games from your main PC, but until we see a unit for ourselves we cannot be certain how well it will perform. 

The units are scheduled to ship in Q4 2016, and the price is €299 in Europe, and $299 in North America if you preorder from November 10. 

 

You can join the discussion on the Smach Zero Steam Console on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

11-08-2015, 06:00:09

Tripp
Wow that could be quite awesomeQuote

11-08-2015, 20:34:00

NeverBackDown
Not sure if the handheld market is worth pursing anymore. Just not enough money in it and not enough devs willing to spend resources on porting or creating games on it.Quote

11-08-2015, 23:12:03

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Not sure if the handheld market is worth pursing anymore. Just not enough money in it and not enough devs willing to spend resources on porting or creating games on it.
I wouldn't be so sure, only yesterday I read that Nintendo are going to make a big comeback to the handheld market, admittedly it has declined in recent years, but if anyone can give it real life it's Nintendo.

On another note I think I might still have a Sega Game Gear in the lock up.Quote

12-08-2015, 03:13:31

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
I wouldn't be so sure, only yesterday I read that Nintendo are going to make a big comeback to the handheld market, admittedly it has declined in recent years, but if anyone can give it real life it's Nintendo.

On another note I think I might still have a Sega Game Gear in the lock up.
Ahhh I f**king loved my Game Gear :')Quote
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