The Logitech G for mobile games (Opens in a new tab) It was just announced, and it became clear that this mobile device has no chance.
after early Listing on Amazon (Opens in a new tab) And the official announcement is on Logi PLAY, the idea is sound, but the price and capacity don’t seem to be enough to handle it.
What do we know?
Let’s list the details that were just revealed in this fatal error:
- The Logitech G Gaming Laptop is Launching October 18th (Opens in a new tab) for $349, but reduced to $299 for a limited time.
- It will have a 7-inch 1080p display that works at 60Hz and will be powered by the Snapdragon 720G chipset.
- Control methods include repositionable buttons and a built-in gyroscope, along with an array of touches across it.
- Logitech claims the 23.1Wh battery will last “12+” hours and the system weighs 463 grams (16.3 ounces).
- It runs Android 11, which gives you access to the Google Play Store for more games/streaming services along with built-in Xbox Cloud games, Steam remote play, and Nvidia GeForce Now.
Here’s the problem
That price puts it in a strange neutral territory, it’s hard to imagine anyone willing to pay for the set of features it offers.
Want to get the most out of remote and cloud gaming on the go? Just choose one of the best phone controllers and play on your current smartphone. The screen may be smaller, but (most Android phones) it offers a higher refresh rate. Plus, doing it this way means you can pick up a good console for under $70.
Meanwhile, if your aspirations are higher for a gaming machine, just pay an extra $50 and get a Steam Deck. Logitech’s G Gaming offers everything a Backbone One can offer, but at a steeper price point it’s hard to recommend to anyone outside of grabbing a Valve handheld for added benefits.
It all started with an interesting story about Logitech joining Tencent to make a handheld device, followed by an early leak where I said companies need to think seriously about their pricing.
At a hefty cost like this, unless there are some key features that aren’t specified here (like the device-exclusive PlayStation Cloud Gaming), I don’t see a world in which this thing works.
The G Gaming portable device is pretty pricey for what it offers, and while I’m sure it’s fun to use, it won’t offer anything different than what you can get using the likes of the GameSir X2 Pro with your Android phone.