The SMACH Z [Official Site] gaming handheld is still a thing apparently and they've now release the final specs along with a trailer and pre-orders start soon.
First up, here's their shiny trailer:
There's still going to be two models, a standard and a "Pro" variant. Here's their final specs sheet:
- CPU: AMD Ryzen V1605B
- GPU: AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
- RAM: 4GB DDR4 2133MHz or 8GB DDR4 2133MHz (pro)
- 6" 1080p touchscreen
- 5MP Camera (pro only)
- 64GB SSD or 128GB SSD (pro)
- WiFi (b/g/n etc) and Bluetooth v2.1
- Ports: USB-C, USB-A, Micro USB, Display Port, SD card slot, Audio "minijack"
- SMACH OS Linux or Windows 10 Home
It's not going to be cheaper either, the standard model will set you back $699 and the pro model $899.
I'm happy they're still including the option to have Linux on it and it will be interesting to see how they've customized Linux for their needs, as a super nerd I'm quite interested.
I will still be surprised if this actually turns out to be 100% real and not completely awful. They say pre-orders will start on March 15th, although as usual I urge you to go for a "wait and see" approach.