I appetite this ancestor modular handheld gaming PC so badly

As handheld PCs like the Steam Deck become more accepted these days, it was alone a amount of time afore the DIY arena started pumping out their own takes. Accouterments YouTuber Pitstoptech (via liliputing) has ingeniously advised what looks like an alarming modular and upgradeable handheld gaming PC.

In the video, Pitstoptech shows off a absolutely anatomic ancestor able with advertisement Bluetooth controllers, evocative of the Nintendo Switch—a architecture best that has acquired cogent absorption recently, exemplified by the Lenovo Countless Go's agnate setup. 

Within the custom anatomy of this handheld PC lies an Intel Amount i7-1260P mainboard, the actual aforementioned one acclimated by Framework for its modular laptops. Pitstoptech, however, has repurposed it to serve as the centerpiece of their prototype. The accessory additionally boasts a 7-inch 1080p touchscreen, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, bifold speakers, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The ancestor handheld is already slated for an upgrade, featuring an accessible Ryzen 7840U mainboard—a dent affiliated to the Ryzen Z1 Acute begin in the Asus ROG Ally. Alike the accepted 55Wh array can be swapped out for a 61Wh option. That's authoritative me a bit appetent as a Beef Accouter buyer who knows Valve acceptable won't put out an upgraded archetypal for a year or two, if not longer.

You could, in theory, body your own arrangement like Pitstoptech, but it'll amount you. Pitstoptech will anon be affairs DIY kits of their prototype, and anticipation from the appraisement of the abject components, it won't be a bargain investment: you'll be spending at atomic $700 on one of these Ryzen 7040 alternation mainboards alone.

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Jorge Jimenez
Hardware writer, Animal Pop-Tart

Jorge is a accouterments biographer from the bugged acreage of New Jersey. Aback he's not bushing the appointment with the aroma of Pop-Tarts, he's reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware, from laptops with the latest adaptable GPUs to gaming chairs with congenital aback massagers. He's been accoutrement amateur and tech for over ten years and has accounting for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, Tom's Guide, and a agglomeration of added places on the apple advanced web.