Apparently the latest fad among electronics manufacturers is to attract interest from the gaming public with the launch of simple portable consoles dedicated to cloud gaming. And after the arrival of options from the popular Logitech and Razer, in addition to the interesting AYANEO and the almost forgotten Anbernic, another brand emerges from the darkness: Abxylute.
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With the official name of Abxylute Cloud Gaming Console, the device is equipped with a 7-inch LCD screen with Full HD resolution, a common refresh rate of just 60 Hz, and incorporates the entry-level MediaTek MT8365 chip, in addition to 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, expandable via micro SD.
Its design follows that of other options found on the market along the lines of the Nintendo Switch Lite, with side controls fixed to the body, centralized screen and anatomical footprint for greater comfort during hours of use.
Abxylute supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz Dual Band Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing the device to choose the best option available in the environment, as well as Bluetooth 5.1 for wireless headphones and external controls.
With Android 12 from the factory, the manufacturer claims that its battery offers “typical gameplay of 8 hours or more”, with precise joysticks and triggers, vibration and gyroscope for more immersive games
play without downloading
The great attraction of the portable console is the availability of applications such as Xbox Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now and Steam Cloud for cloud gaming. Thus, users do not need to download heavy titles and can access console and PC games without powerful hardware.
However, it is necessary to have a good quality Wi-Fi connection and fast and stable internet to enjoy the best gameplay possible, without choking and crashes.
price and availability
The Abxylute Cloud Gaming Console was part of a now closed crowdfunding campaign. With an expected launch for the first quarter of 2023 (between January and March), the brand expects to launch the portable console for approximately US$ 200, or about R$ 1,000.
For comparison, this is the same value suggested by Nintendo for the Switch Lite, which offers a wide availability of beloved exclusive games from the company as a great attraction – but charges a lot for them.
Abxylute’s model will cost half of the Logitech G Cloud Gaming (cloud gaming), Razer Edge (cloud or local gaming), and the mighty Steam Deck (cloud gaming + PC titles), plus it’s a much more affordable option than AYANEO 2 with Ryzen 7 (cloud gaming + PC titles).