Cheap Chinese 'Steam Deck' clone? ANBERNIC RG351M Handheld Video Game Console 1.5Ghz Linux 3.5in IPS $146.99 @ Newegg

VirtualLarry

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ANBERNIC RG351M 64GB 3000 Games Handheld Video Game Console for PSP PS1 NDS N64 MD Player Wifi Online RK3326 1.5GHz Linux System 3.5 inch OCA Full Fit IPS Screen $146.99 (qty. disc. avail.)

Better model, 128GB, for $152.99 (Same Newegg marketplace seller)

Pretty low-res screen, would be better if it were 1024x768 or something, not 320x480. Still, maybe could install MAME and MESS on it? For some gaming on the go?

Edit: LTT reviewed several of these units a month ago!

Apparently, the Anbernic doesn't suck as bad as I thought. I may pick one up after all.

Edit: Here's a roundup review of many of these type of devices.

Very interesting!
 
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MisterE

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It looks like this handheld is sold with a lot of different brandings. Here's the same product named YaremYac RG351M Handheld Game Console Support WiFi Built-in Online Sparring with 64G at Amazon for $136 with free Prime shipping:

 

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The screen on the RG351M will be pretty awful at 480x320, from the same product family is the Powkiddy RGB10-Max Video Game Console Handheld Game Systems. The screen is still lame but a little better at 5" 854x480. This model also has a larger battery and Bluetooth. $190 with free Prime shipping, or you can get it for around $160 with free shipping if you can wait for it to be shipped from China:

 

VirtualLarry

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Interesting. So these are kind of a "thing" these days. Interested in the alternatives.
 

funboy6942

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u will hate the size and layout of the r1l1r2l2 buttons. if u have average hands or bigger it becomes very uncomfortable, and worse if u have arthritis.
 

funboy6942

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i would suggest buying a pi4 and its handheld kit for it with screen. more powerful and little cheaper with more things being done with it.
 

VirtualLarry

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See OP for the better 128GB / 7000 Game model for a few bucks more. Figures that that one would pop up at Newegg, right after I put in my order for the other one, and it moved to "Packaging" so I can't cancel it.

Plus, the newer one ships from USA, mine is shipping from China. Sigh. Isn't it always this.
 

VirtualLarry

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LTT covers some ACTUAL Steam Deck clones. They are MUCH more expensive than the retro-gaming-oriented handheld in the OP.
 

MisterE

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If you want to upgrade the RG351M to a potentially better / newer OS and setup, you might check out this link:

 
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