In my initial assessment of the Win600, I preferred the SteamOS image that Anbernic provided over the generic Windows 10 experience. However, some of the features of their SteamOS image are not fully fleshed out, to include thermal limit (TDP) and screen refresh rate calibration. In this guide we’re going to use Windows apps to tweak the settings in a clean Windows 11 installation, to give you the best balance of performance and power savings.
Special thanks to Chenwk from the DTRH YouTube channel, for helping walk me through some of these settings configuration.
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After a few weeks of tinkering, I finally have my Steam Deck set up exactly the way I like. This video will show you my setup, which is a combination of EmuDeck, EmulationStation, Xbox Cloud Gaming, standalone Linux games, and my Steam library.
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Xbox Cloud Gaming setup
Itch.io Linux games
Well, that didn’t take long. The desktop version of EmulationStation works really well with the Steam Deck, and allows you to streamline your emulation setup on this impressive handheld. Plus it works in perfect sync with EmuDeck, allowing you to have preconfigured emulation settings AND multiple options when it comes to organizing your ROM library. In this video we’ll go over basic setup, add artwork, and improve how it displays in SteamOS.
Download EmulationStation Desktop Edition here, and be sure to check out their extensive user guide.
Other tools used in this video:
EmuDeck for emulator auto-configuration
SteamGridDB for posters, heroes, grid, and logo images
ScreenScraper.fr to sign up for a free account for scraping images
Note that while I didn’t show it in the video, you can go into Main Menu > Other Settings and adjust the default emulators to your liking. This is helpful if you have a preferred RetroArch core or want to use a standalone emulator.
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I finally have a Steam Deck in hand, and so in this video I will walk you through the experience of holding this popular new device. Is it too big? Why are the controls so high up? Why did they use so much space for those trackpads? Let’s find out together.
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The Beelink SEi8 is the latest budget mini PC I’ve tested, and the third Beelink I’ve reviewed in as many months. So today let’s see how it stacks up against its more powerful companions and whether the $350 average price tag is worth it. Bottom line: it’s an excellent PC on the Linux and Batocera side, but its Windows performance was mixed.
Beelink SEi8 (Amazon)
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The Beelink SER3 is a Ryzen 7 mini PC that packs quite a punch for its size. Is it powerful enough to function as your primary PC?
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 2.3-4GHz (4 cores / 8 threads)
GPU: Radeon RX Vega 10
RAM: DDR4 16GB RAM (up to 64GB)
Storage: M.2 NVMe SSD 512GB (up to 1TB)
SATA socket for 1TB 2.5-inch HDD or SSD
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Dual-band WiFi (802.11AC) // Bluetooth 4.0
4x USB 3.0 ports
2x HDMI ports (4K @60Hz)
1x USB-C port (4K @60Hz)
1x 3.5mm audio jack (audio out + mic)
Buy one here (Amazon)
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Official Beelink website
The Super Console X Mini PC is a repackaged version of the popular Chuwi LarkBox Pro PC but with a customized 2TB hard drive filled to the brim with retro games. Let’s take a deep dive review and see how well this impressively small PC does when it comes to playing advanced systems like PSP, GameCube, Dreamcast, N64, PS2, and even Steam PC games.
Buy one here
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Also on Amazon (more expensive but faster)
2TB loaded HDD
I’m really excited to learn about Valve’s recently-announced Steam Deck handheld computer. Let’s take a look at its specs and the potential it has to be a best-in-class handheld emulation device.
Steam Deck subreddit: https://reddit.com/r/ValveSteamDeck
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Steam Deck Discord server: https://discord.gg/v3egje3UbR