Smach Z is an AMD Ryzen-powered handheld PC gunning for your wallet

After a long hiatus on development, it appears as if the Smach Z finally has some new legs as a new trailer showcasing the handheld has finally dropped.

Touting an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B chip and Radeon Vega 8 graphics, it’s easily the most powerful handheld device on the market. But does that actually make it worth investing in? Clearly, people believed so as its Indiegogo campaign smashed its original target, raising nearly 200% of its initial funding goal – although that was after it’s original Kickstarter campaign was cancelled due to low funding.

The new loud and drum-heavy doesn’t reveal an awful lot more information around price and release date, but it gives us a brief overview of what you can expect to see.

We know the Smach Z will come with a Full HD display, SSD storage and DDR4 RAM, and battery that gives it enough life for “more than five hours of gaming”. You’ll also get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, USB 3, micro USB and Display Port connectivity. You can also expand storage via an SD card slot.

It’s not believed just how much the Smach Z will cost, but going from its specs it really can’t be cheap. Going from its funding targets on Indiegogo, you’re looking at spending around $700 (around £507) – which is an awful lot to spend on a handheld, even if you’re a devout PC gamer who wants to take games on the go.

Still, it’s not a bad time to be betting on the handheld console market. The Nintendo Switch has been doing phenomenally well, beating everyone’s expectations of both the handheld market and that of Nintendo’s console share.

Pre-orders for the Smach Z open soon and can be made via its official website.

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