Pseudonymous maker “Pitstoptech” has turn out to be the most recent to construct one thing round Framework’s Mainboard single-board pc, taking inspiration from Nintendo’s Swap and Valve’s Steam Deck to create a Microsoft Home windows-based transportable gaming machine with shocking efficiency.
“[This is a] undertaking I have been engaged on that I am very enthusiastic about,” Pitstoptech writes within the description of his video unveiling the machine. “A totally upgradeable gaming handheld the place you possibly can improve the battery, mainboard (CPU), RAM, [and] storage by using Framework’s modular elements.”
The guts of the construct is Framework’s Mainboard, a single-board pc initially designed to energy Framework’s modular laptop computer programs however then bought as a standalone machine in its personal proper. Based mostly initially on Intel processors, and now out there in second-generation Intel and AMD variants, the Mainboard’s efficiency and compatibility with Microsoft Home windows sees it stand out from the group — and for these Framework Laptop computer house owners who’ve upgraded their programs, the temptation to do one thing with the previous Mainboard has led to somespectacularinitiatives.
Pitstoptech’s is definitely up there with the perfect. Based mostly on the idea of mixing the detachable controllers of Nintendo’s Swap console with the software program compatibility of Valve’s Steam Deck, the unnamed modular gaming handheld options an Intel Core i7-1260P processor with built-in graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB solid-state storage drive. Contained in the surprisingly compact chassis is a seven-inch Full HD touchscreen show, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios, stereo audio system, and a 61Wh battery for gaming on the go.
Pitstoptech hasn’t but launched full technical particulars of the chassis’ design: “The design within the video is a prototype,” the maker explains, “and I intend to additional replace it to a extra closing kind which I can then supply as a DIY equipment. The ultimate design is nicely under-way and I hope to launch it quickly as I need to guarantee it is pretty much as good as it may be.”
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