PGS Windows 10 gaming handheld - GPD WIN competitor

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  1. AJLond1

    AJLond1 Lv. 100 Napper

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    Apparently Acer has done something like this with the Switch Alpha 12, except with a desktop-grade Core i processor (which runs at 35 watts minimum). They're calling it LiquidLoop, with a fanless design and what I'd have to say is either a clever two-phase vapor chamber or a fully-closed water cooling loop. Either way, if this can be applied to the CPU for this device (since it's only 2 watts), this would work wonders. Hell, you could fit a Core M if space constraints allowed...



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  2. Alperoot

    Alperoot Welcome! Welcome to Airstrip 17.

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    Umm. Guys, I am not the only one who reads those "Member Since" dates, right?
     

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  3. sm0kew0n

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    Well, we are all gamers, no? Maybe they realise that in order to sell or gain credibility, forums are where they need exposure.

    ...and, yes, they joined before me!
     
  4. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Hmm, PGS only created an account here on the 17th of this month. You beat that by four days.

    But then I don't understand the point Alpibrine was making, so maybe I haven't understood you as well.
     
  5. PowerGod

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    First of April, maybe ?
     
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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Ah, I had only looked at the boards preview of that image, which is evidently cropped. Is that from facebook or something, cos it certainly ain't their panel here.
     
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    I read Alpibrine28 post as scepticism (maybe wrong) however I'm certainly sceptical, I'll give pgs the benefit of doubt, but really, it looks too good to be true. Ho hum.
     
  8. vcoleiro1

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    When I first heard of this PGS console, the first thing that crossed my mind is that it is a April 1st hoax.

    But when I did a little looking around, I found they had talked about it before April 1st and of course after.
     
  9. AJLond1

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    Part of me wants to believe, though the price/specs balance (which is not only horrible for turning up a profit, but fiscally impossible), lack of proof of concept (not even a single pic of a pcb that will be in the product), and lack of transparency from the company (compared to GPD) makes my gut say this is fake...
     
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    This is the return of THE MAN! The one that his name begin with C.
     
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  12. Alperoot

    Alperoot Welcome! Welcome to Airstrip 17.

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    Oh, this was on GameStop, afair.
     
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    Any new news on this device?
     
  14. vcoleiro1

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    I wouldn't hold my breath on this one. They say they will have it finisihed and available for preorders before the end of the year. But seeing since they supposedly have been going for 2 years now with no prototype to speak of , says to me that this is a long way off.
     
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  15. Taeko

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    For me it looks kinda like the concept from switchblade (Razor) i think back in 2011. So I have no hope for this to be released.
     
  16. vcoleiro1

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    Ok , some major news from PGS finally. Obviously I still advise heavy caution


    Their draft Kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects/pgslab/981507127?token=c0c2fbd9

    News via youtube comments by the PGS team:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=i60l92f4Z08


    Originally Posted by Portable Solutions 5 days ago

    Hi, Thank you for attention to PGS!
    // "Where i can purchase"
    At the moment, nowhere. We are planning to start selling in December. But this depends on many factors.

    // "I can not find PGS on the Kickstarter"
    Initially, we planned to develop a device using a business investor. Unfortunately, we went with the opinion with the investor. The investor would like to convert the product to the next low-quality junk. While we want to do as a qualitative device as possible. Eventually we going to try luck at Kickstarter. Most likely in the coming week.

    Link to a draft of our page:
    www.kickstarter.com/projects/pgslab/981507127?token=c0c2fbd9

    // "do you have prototype?"
    Currently, we have several "frankenstein" prototypes. Unfortunately, at the moment they are visually far from the final renders. They based on Microsoft Surface 3 (128\4) stuffing, and it has the same performance. As soon as we have an industrial prototype, we are pleased to show his.

    // "2016Q4"
    This date we promised our partner manufacturer. Even if we have to move the release date, I do not think that will be a big shift.

    // Why so cheap?
    Because we can:) The approximate cost of the base model - $ 200. We have big plans for our product, and its future generations (Apollo Like), and we would like to earn a reputation in the eyes of the target audience, get fanbase. Retail will be a little more expensive.

    // Retail Constacts?
    Currently - nope. We plan to sell our product from Gearbest and Amazon.

    // Can you show prototype benchmarks video?
    Can, but the results will not differ from the results of testing Surface 3 (128/4), full of them on the web.
    In truth, PGS is not the best choice for the most demanding games, like Witcher 3, DOOM 4 etc, but we must remember that these games less than one percent. Battlefield 3? No problem. Mass Effect trilogy in HD? Why not? Bioshock trology? Sure. Skyrim, Fallout 3? Yes. Tens of thousands of great games that are not available on phones and handheld game consoles.

    PGS team - fans of the handheld gaming devices. We do not aim to release the device to just make money. We want to do something really new, comfortable, high-quality, popular. And we will do everything in our power to make it. I hope that answered all the questions. If we missed something, ask us. Good luck!
    Preorder - Comming June (Kickstarter). But, if you want to see some reviews and final samples test, we recommend you to wait for retail (approximately december).

    I thought this vid was funny: www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-ynkgaR3ZY
     
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  17. mius

    mius "Very suitable for woman’s delicate fingers!1!!"

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    These guys still sound like those futurefön... uhm... gadget lovers.

    Ahaha. Seen you on the comments section of that dude's follow-up vid and I'm as keen as you to see the prototype they come with for their crowdfunding pitch. ;D
     
  18. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    I get 404 for the Kickstarter page. I guess I will check out YouTube.
    --- Double Post Merged, May 30, 2016, Original Post Date: May 30, 2016 ---
    Is the guy that made those videos aware of the Pyra? It probably wouldn't be for him, but a video would still raise awareness of it, especially for those looking for an alternative to the PGS and Win.
     
  19. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    I fixed the Kickstarter link. Sorry about that.
     
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    mius "Very suitable for woman’s delicate fingers!1!!"

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