After Steam Deck's release, handheld capable of running PC games have been on the rise recently. Anbernic was known for handhelds with ARM processors which support Anrdoid and Linux, but their recent machine runs an x86 processor: WIN600.
I have watched a bunch of reviews for the handheld. Decided to write what I learned from them. This device won't run AAA titles, but I don't think anyone expects it to.
There are cheaper alternatives that can run bigger games (including the Nintendo Switch,) but at this point, WIN600 is one of the few budget options that can run Windows games in a handheld form.
This device comes in two variations. The main difference is the Processor and the Storage. Both boast 8GB or RAM and 6 inches 720p screen.
The version priced at at $300 uses AMD Athlon Silver 3020e processor and comes with 128GB of storage, while the version priced at $375 AMD comes with 256GB and the more powerful Athlon Silver 3050e.
It comes with Windows 10 Home. It also officially supports Steam OS. While both versions have comparatively weaker processors, they're good for the price and can run a lot of indie games and lower-end AAA titles at acceptable performance.
Unlike most devices of this type, WIN600 doesn't have an SD Card slot. That's more important for me than it looks because 128/256GB of storage can fill up quickly.
Some reviewers thought the placement of the Analogue Sticks isn't very comfortable, and the battery life isn't very high. 2 Hour on Average isn't ideal considering this device can't run big AAA titles.
A Laptop at this price will be much more powerful, and while WIN600 is one of the best products of its type available now, some competitors have announced better handhelds for cheaper prices that would release less than a year from now.
AYN LOKI is an upcoming device that comes in different variations. The variation with the closest specs to WIN600 is cheaper. There's also AYN Odin an android gaming handheld with comparable specs and a great emulation machine.