Today’s PC-based gaming handhelds are incredibly powerful. Systems like the OneXFly offer eight Zen 4 CPU cores and up to 64GB of fast LPDDR5X memory—more than enough horsepower for even tasks like video editing. After all, we used to do that stuff on old Core 2 Duo systems. However, making use of the full potential of these SoCs means plugging them into the wall, and if you’re going to do that anyway, you might as well have a docking station.
Arguably the killer features of this dock are the M.2 SSD bay and the OCuLink port. The M.2-2280-sized SSD bay has a magnetic cover, and while it’s limited to a PCIe 2.0 interface, that’s still going to be a lot faster than a MicroSD card or typical USB flash drive.
Meanwhile, the OCuLink port is a rarely-seen external PCIe connection that gives a 63-Gbps link to other devices. It’s not clear if the OCuLink connection is strictly intended for external devices or if it will be possible to connect the dock to the host that way, but in any case it’s a pretty unique feature.
Of course, the most important details of the OneXGPU are going to be the price and the availability; sadly, neither are known yet. You can head over to One-Netbook’s Indiegogo page for the project to sign up for e-mail updates if you’re interested.