The AYANEO Air is the latest handheld PC to come to market, and it has some distinguishing characteristics: it’s ultra small for what it can do, and features a beautiful OLED panel with 1080p resolution. Let’s take a deep dive look at the device and see if it’s worth the $500+ asking price. Additionally, is it a “Steam Deck killer” or a “Switch killer”? I can never keep them straight.Continue reading “Review & Guide: AYANEO Air”
Anbernic Win600 Windows Guide
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.Continue reading “Anbernic Win600 Windows Guide”
Review: MinisForum UM560 Mini PC
The new MinisForum UM560 (Ryzen 5 5625U) is one of the most exciting mini PCs I’ve tested in a while; it’s a rare PC with many positive aspects, and zero deal breakers. If you’re in the market for a $500 gaming-focused or Batocera mini PC, let’s see why this is one worth considering.Continue reading “Review: MinisForum UM560 Mini PC”
Anbernic Win600 Preview (Speculation Video)
Anbernic’s next upcoming device is going to be a budget Windows/SteamOS handheld PC. In this video let’s take a look at the information currently available to see whether this is worth getting excited about.Continue reading “Anbernic Win600 Preview (Speculation Video)”
Odin Dual Boot Guide: Windows 11/Android
In this guide I’ll show you how to load Windows 11 and Android 10 on the AYN Odin Pro or Base models at the same time. This will allow you to easily switch between the two operating systems for the best of both worlds.Continue reading “Odin Dual Boot Guide: Windows 11/Android”
Showcase: Windows 11 on the AYN Odin Pro
A month ago I tested Windows on my AYN Odin, and I liked it so much that I kept using it. In this video I’ll show off some of the expected gaming performance if you want to try this for yourself. Overall I don’t recommend this for the Odin as your primary handheld, but it was a fun way to access some games you couldn’t otherwise play on this device. But in the end, you’re best served by using the stock Android operating system and streaming PC games instead.
Install Windows 11
Taki’s installation video
Community feedback sheet
Review: MinisForum B550 Mini PC
The newest mini PC from MinisForum is easily the most powerful mini PC I’ve tested, and we haven’t even scratched the surface of what it can do. In this video we’ll take a look at its performance as a standalone PC, and in a future video we’ll unlock its full potential by adding a GPU and power supply using its innovative docking feature.
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MoreFine S500+ Review (Ryzen 7 5700U): Surprising Xbox & PS3 Performance!
The new MoreFine S500+ (Ryzen 7 5700U model) is quite a capable little gaming PC, and has some surprising emulation performance, too. In this video we’ll see how it performs across a broad spectrum of games, and determine whether it’s a good fit for you.
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01:05 unboxing & impressions
02:31 specs & pricing
06:06 setup & power profile
07:20 PC gaming
09:11 GameCube, Wii U, Switch
12:11 PSP, PS2, PS3, Xbox
16:10 Batocera Linux
18:15 summary (likes & dislikes)
The Tiny But Mighty SER4 [Ryzen 7 4800U] Review
At the current starting price of $620 on Amazon, the new Beelink SER4 packs a lot of punch. It features the same Ryzen 7 4800U processor as some recent handheld devices (like the ONEXPLAYER AMD and the AYANEO Retro 2021), and so we’re going to take a deep-dive look at what this little chip can do when not tethered to a battery and power constraints.Continue reading “The Tiny But Mighty SER4 [Ryzen 7 4800U] Review”
GMKtec NucBox 5 Micro PC Review: Fantastic Price to Performance!
The new GMKtec NucBox 5 is a huge upgrade from previous tiny PC models: it has an 11th-generation Jasper Lake N5105 processor, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.2, and lots of new ports. Let’s take a deep dive into its potential for PC gaming, retro emulation, and as a dedicated Batocera machine, too.
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