Two Most Powerful Portable Gaming Console That Rivals Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Is a portable Gaming First, Not a proper Console

Nintendo Switch is an amazing device that is getting a lot of love from gamers because of its unique concept and phenomenal first-party games like BOTW and Mario Kart and more. But is Nintendo Switch really the best portable gaming console available on the market? let’s find out.

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First, we have a console that is been in development for like 3-5 years and I am talking about Smach Z. Smach Z was supposed to be the first portable gaming console that can run Steam games. This has been never done before and it is a really great concept because we haven’t seen a true portable gaming console that can run PC Games.


Now that smartphones and tablets are overtaking handhelds we need good games to play, real games for gamers, on a dedicated gaming platform more than ever.

We have chosen AMD’s powerful embedded low-powered SoC with its blazing fast performance and power efficiency on portable devices. Thanks to their latest technological advances, the dream of playing your PC games on the go is becoming a reality.


  • With more than 10,000 games out of the box, and you don’t need to purchase them again. Just load and play any game from your Steam™ Library.
  • More than 5 hours of battery life.
  • Powerful enough to play almost any game on Steam: Portal 2, DOTA, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, SOMA, Civilization V, Metro: Last Light Redux, Borderlands 2, The Witcher 2, etc.
  • Haptic touchpad controls: The evolution of the mouse! And if you are a more old-school gamer, you can configure your own control scheme using the Z-Pads!

Unfortunately, it seems that Smach Z will never release and why I am saying that is because the development has been going for 3-5 years and we haven’t seen any big update from the devs of the console. Kickstarter campaign was very successful but it does not guarantee that developers really sorted out the manufacturing problems. I really do hope Smach Z successfully gets it release date and everybody gets to appreciate the concept.


Second We Have, GPD Win it is totally not a Gaming Console but it is for sure targeted for windows gaming. GPD Win has a very unique laptop-like design and it is the first portable console that has fully functioning windows in it.


GPD Win Game Console is the World’s First 5.5 Inch Handheld PC / Gaming Console Based on Windows 10 System. Equipped with a 5.5 inch capacitive touch display that supports 1280 x 720 pixels. Powered by Intel Atom X7 Z8700 64 bits Quad Core 1.6GHz(up to 2.4GHz) processor, and 16 units Intel HD Graphics. Besides, it has larger storage (4GB RAM and 64GB ROM) for your using. All features provide you wonderful gaming and using experience.

Microsoft Windows 10 64bits OS

The Latest system makes you work and entertain with more excellent interface, compatibility and running effect. Windows 10 brings back the popular Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features.

Intel Atom X7 Z8700 64bit Quad Core 1.6GHz, Up to 2.4GHz CPU

Ultra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it.

Intel HD Graphic GPU

On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming. Optimized to use less power.

5.5 inch Capacitive Touch Screen

Natural finger-touch screen with 1280 x 720 resolution at 267 ppi boasts impressive color and clarity, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 material and In-cell full-lamination technology provides wonderful viewing experience.

RAM + ROM: 4GB + 64GB

Offers ultra-fast surfing online, video playing and 3D gaming experience enhanced with LPDDR3 memory which makes all applications faster and has 20 percent lower power consumption saving, it will suit your all needs for work, study or play.

Of Course, you can play games from steam but not all games. It is not the most powerful gaming console. But it can run games like Batman Arkham Asylum which is pretty good for a system like this because Batman Arkham Asylum is a demanding game. GPD Win was able to run Batman Arkham Asylum on 30 Frames Per Seconds.

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GPD Win is my personal favorite and yes it is the weirdest thing to use in public places and it is awkward to hold and the controls are pretty bad but at the end, it is a fun little gaming console that can easily rival Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Switch is the winner at the very end. Because of the games and Nintendo Nailed the whole Play at home and play at go concept. The Two consoles I talked about it in the article are pretty solid but none of them achieves what Nintendo did and It is FUN! Sometimes power and graphics is not everything and Nintendo Switch is the prime example of it and it also shows how Nintendo managed to create a gaming console like Switch in a short time period.

What do you think? Let me know in the comment section down below.

#Two Most Powerful Portable Gaming Console That Rivals Nintendo Switch