Handhelds?

So the Switch Lite could be considered a handheld, but the Switch can't? And the Wii-U sucked. And it was not a handheld.
I'm wondering if what he meant was supposed to be like the 3DS. Something less powerful. Something is a choice that doesn't normally stream games on a TV and takes up a significantly less amount of space. Something that fits in your pocket like a phone, but is meant solely as a media player proxy.
 
Do any of you have a Steam Desk, Asus ROG Ally, or Lenovo Legion Go? Or you waiting for the MSI The Claw? Which is coming out 1Q or 2Q of 2024.
I just picked up a ROG Ally last week for a business trip to new york. It is absolutely incredible, I love it. Originally planned to return it after the trip but I might just take the hit to the bank for it lol.
 
How's the ROG ally's Temps during full load?
 
How's the ROG ally's Temps during full load?
Under full load with power plugged in, I’ll say it does get pretty warm. Haven’t used any monitoring apps to see actual temps, but the exhaust placement is well thought out. Unless you put your hand directly over the top exhaust the heat won’t bother you at all. Internal temps are limited specifically to the TDP of the unit, so unless you try overclocking it you won’t damage it.

It is an incredible machine, I was not expecting the performance I would get from this little handheld device at all, games look great and play great on it.
 
I actually wouldn't mind having any of the major handhelds, the Steam Deck, ROG Ally, and Switch (granted I'd wait for a Switch 2 at this point), but overall I am currently looking to get a good controller setup for my phone, but having some issues.

I don't find the current handhelds as a great option for me as I mostly enjoy FPS games on the go and those require good internet that my phone's hotspot is pretty not great at providing. I looked into GPD's lineup as their Win Max has a sim card slot, but we mostly have Verizon and for non-phones, their unlimited data plan is fixed at 600 kb/s, and since I don't want to relive loading in an AOL mailed internet era again, it is a hard pass.

Then comes the controller issue where COD Mobile and Xbox Cloud gaming need an Xbox or PS controller, but I much prefer the clip-on ones to use the phone like a handheld.

So here I am, with no handheld and just complaining.
 
I actually wouldn't mind having any of the major handhelds, the Steam Deck, ROG Ally, and Switch (granted I'd wait for a Switch 2 at this point), but overall I am currently looking to get a good controller setup for my phone, but having some issues.

I don't find the current handhelds as a great option for me as I mostly enjoy FPS games on the go and those require good internet that my phone's hotspot is pretty not great at providing. I looked into GPD's lineup as their Win Max has a sim card slot, but we mostly have Verizon and for non-phones, their unlimited data plan is fixed at 600 kb/s, and since I don't want to relive loading in an AOL mailed internet era again, it is a hard pass.

Then comes the controller issue where COD Mobile and Xbox Cloud gaming need an Xbox or PS controller, but I much prefer the clip-on ones to use the phone like a handheld.

So here I am, with no handheld and just complaining.
If you’re on the go a lot you can look into mobile hotspots (the actual device) provided by your cell carrier. They tend to work better than your phone for mobile internet. I had one awhile back from t-mobile and it was pretty decent for gaming.

Pair that with a steam deck or ROG ally and you’ve got a pretty great setup for PC gaming on the go.
 
Hey Trilient Trilient . Hows it going? The ROG does look like it is a beast.
Hey! Yeah it's a pretty nifty little machine. It's been fun to mess with and see what I can get running at a consistent 60fps. So far I'm trying to get Resident Evil 4 remake to run at 900p 60. I'm close but it's not consistent yet.
 
Hey! Yeah it's a pretty nifty little machine. It's been fun to mess with and see what I can get running at a consistent 60fps. So far I'm trying to get Resident Evil 4 remake to run at 900p 60. I'm close but it's not consistent yet.
Can you stream from it? Or at least record while playing?
 
If you’re on the go a lot you can look into mobile hotspots (the actual device) provided by your cell carrier. They tend to work better than your phone for mobile internet. I had one awhile back from t-mobile and it was pretty decent for gaming.

Pair that with a steam deck or ROG ally and you’ve got a pretty great setup for PC gaming on the go.
This used to be my travel setup for everything, but Verizon dropped unlimited data on hotspots, and paying $50+ a month for limited data was not my cup of tea. They do work well for the occasional gaming session on the go.
 
This used to be my travel setup for everything, but Verizon dropped unlimited data on hotspots, and paying $50+ a month for limited data was not my cup of tea. They do work well for the occasional gaming session on the go.
I am not sure if anyone offer unlimited hotspot now. If they do, it cost extra.
 
Read from Videocardz and gamesradar, Intel-based (Arc) MSI Claw's gaming performance is below AMD-based ASUS ROG Ally in early gaming tests:


The MSI Claw hasn’t officially released yet, but enthusiasts and media outlets are already putting the handheld PC to the test. Naturally, the early benchmarks pit the portable against its uncanny rival, the Asus ROG Ally, and while performance falls short, I reckon it’s worth waiting for the dust to settle.

Highlighted by Videocardz, the early MSI Claw benchmarks come courtesy of hardware reviewers on the Chinese site Bilibili. Collated test data across gutsy PC games like Cyberpunk 2077, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Resident Evil suggests that the Claw can’t boost fps beyond that of the ROG Ally, with gaps as wide as 13fps. Here’s a closer look at each figure:

GameMSI ClawAsus ROG AllySettings
Cyberpunk 207744.8fps59.8fps900p, low preset, FSR and XeSS on
Shadow of the Tomb Raider49fps53fps720p, high preset
Red Dead Redemption 249.2fps60.2fps900p, low preset, FSR 2.1 on
Resident Evil21-53fps51-68fps900p, low preset,

The results above are based on the MSI Claw and ROG Ally running at max TDP. That should mean that the Claw is running at 40W while the Ally is set to 30W, which sort of adds salt into the performance wound. Additional tests also include results for TDP levels all the way down to 15W in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and the Claw actually fares worse with an average of 24fps vs 42fps at 720p high settings.
 
I had a feeling that the Intel based unit, the Claw was going to end up below some of the others. The ROG Ally is a great rig from what I have read and watched about it.
Yes like what I said too before on MSI Claw's thread. Because of the Arc. Intel needs to get in gear faster lol
 
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