Hand held PC idea thoughts and suggestions

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Killerbee65

Joined May 15, 2017
250
Hello all,

I recently came back from vacation and while there I wanted to have the ability to play my PC games but my laptop couldn't handle what I wanted to play and my desktop is literally a desk. I came up with the idea of making a handheld pc that could run aaa games but after much research I found that my requirements were close to impossible. I wanted a computer that was less than 10 inches in length, less than 9 inches in height, about as thick as a switch pro controller, and all be less than or around $500...yes. After some digging and much frustration I found that the Razer blade 14 with a rtx 3000 series card was good enough and I could compromise on it being 14 inches long. But it was close to impossible finding the motherboard of the model I wanted and it didn't help that the motherboards I did see were well above the $500 mark. And that's not including the battery, mini monitor, and controller. I found SOME comfort in Single Board Computers but the one I found to be suitable for my needs might end up bottle necking a good enough gpu (good enough being above a gtx 1660 card) the board in question is the UDOO bolt V8. Not only that but also powering anything stronger than a 1660 with a battery is also a problem I have yet to find a solution to. The closest response I've seen online is hooking up a desktop to a pretty hefty battery which would defeat the purpose of making it portable. Again I know just buying a laptop will cure all of this but I have yet to see a laptop that is under 10 inches, play aaa at a consistent 60 fps, and be affordable (under the $500 mark). I know for some of you it might seem like a lost cause but I love building and learning so if you will, please lend me your suggestions and advice. Thank you all for your response.
 

MisterBill2

Joined Jan 23, 2018
9,793
The limitation is the $500. Double that and go to an Apple store and they can help you. Or you might need to triple that. For a bit less than $1500 you can certainly get the computer you seek.
 

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Killerbee65

Joined May 15, 2017
250
The limitation is the $500. Double that and go to an Apple store and they can help you. Or you might need to triple that. For a bit less than $1500 you can certainly get the computer you seek.
It's funny because just last night I found the gpd win 3 which is a 5 inch switch like gaming handheld pc. Its 1400 which is almost 3x the asking price but with that accessibility and convenience to me, I feel the price is justified.
 
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