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Logitech G Cloud Wants to Be Your Steam Deck, but for Cloud Gaming Services

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Logitech’s new G Cloud Gaming Handheld, a type of Nintendo SwitchSteam Deck-like console designed with Microsoft and Nvidia, launched with little fanfare, going from partnership announcement to preorder on Wednesday. The machine is particularly supposed for taking part in from cloud-based gaming services, notably (and unsurprisingly) Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now, in addition to utilizing native game-slingers like Xbox Remote Play and Steam Link. And Google Stadia lives in Logitech’s FAQ, but nowhere else, which additionally says you may play on Amazon Luna by way of Chrome.

Amazon lists it as accessible on Oct. 18 — Logitech merely says October — and whereas it is going to usually be priced at $350, you may preorder it at a sale worth of $300. Subscriptions to the cloud providers aren’t included.

The display’s fairly fundamental: a 1080p, 7-inch IPS show with a 60Hz refresh fee and 450 nits brightness. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G with 4GB reminiscence — Android inside. It has stereo audio system with an amp, a stereo noise-canceling mic and each 3.5mm and USB-C audio output (no video), in addition to Bluetooth 5.1. You can join by way of Wi-Fi 5 solely — no cell assist, which is disappointing. 

Built-in storage is 64GB, but it isn’t clear what can get put in or saved domestically; it does have a slot for a microSD/TF card. It additionally professes “linear haptics” for the controls, but it isn’t clear what which means. The firm guarantees up to 12-and-a-half hours of play time. It weighs a few pound (463 grams), and its dimensions lie someplace between the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch.

I’ve obtained blended emotions about this. Attaching any kind of controller to a phone remains to be a little bit of a problem, and even big-screen telephones really feel somewhat small as a result of they’re lengthy and slender fairly than 16:9. But at its worth it competes with the Switch for your cash regardless that they’re very totally different units. And it is specced for least-common-denominator cloud gaming, not one thing like GeForce Now’s RTX 3080 high-refresh 1440p. Plus, we have gotten used to OLED screens on many units. Nor is there any point out of a charging dock.

This will take some thought. And numerous hands-on testing.



Source: www.cnet.com

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