Specialists predicted that Logitech’s model would be cheaper than the Steam Deck. These people were right: while gamers have to pay $500 to $820 to get their hands on Valve’s device, Logitech G’s version – which works in partnership with Tencent, Microsoft and Nvidia – will be detailed at $400.
It will be necessary to wait until October 18 to obtain the video game device, whose screen is 17.8 cm. This offers 1080p image quality, with a refresh rate of up to 60 frames per second.
The handheld weighs 463g, which makes it lighter than its competitor, the Steam Deck, which comes in at 669g on the scale. For comparison, the Nintendo Switch console weighs 398g with the Joy-Cons controllers.
The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage capacity. A microSD card can also be inserted into the device to to provide more memory, if needed.
The handheld also has a 3.5mm jack for headphones (Bluetooth 5.1 for wireless headphones) and a USB-C port for charging. In addition, the battery has an autonomy of up to 12 hours, according to its manufacturer, and the recharge takes place in 2 hours and a half.
The new way to play cloud games
We wanted to challenge ourselves to build a device that was perfectly optimized for cloud gamingsaid Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming, in a press release.
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Logitech and Tencent’s partnership with Nvidia and Microsoft ensures that the device is optimized for Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now services. And since the handheld runs on the Android operating system, cloud gaming apps like Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and even Steam Link will be able to be added right from the Google Play Store.
Applications from popular content platforms such as YouTube and Netflix, as well as Android games, will also be available for download to the device.