But so far, I had not seen one with 5G connectivity, and the latest One Netbook OneGx1 mini laptop with a 7″ display and powered by an Amber Lake processor, does offer a 5G model, besides its WiFi 6 and 4G LTE variants.
OneGx1 mini laptop specifications:
- SoC – Intel Core i5-10210Y Amber Lake-Y quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.0 GHz (base) / 4.0 GHz (turbo one core) / 2.7 GHz (turbo all cores) with 24 EU Intel UHD Graphics @ up to 1.05 GHz; 6MB cache; 7W TDP (configurable)
- System Memory & Storage Options
- 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD, MicroSD card up to 128GB
- 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD, MicroSD card up to 128GB
- Display – 7-inch 1920 x 1200 multi-touch OGS IPS display
- Video Output – Micro HDMI port
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack
- WiFi 6 802.11ax protocol
- Bluetooth & 2.4 Ghz dual module protocol
- Optional 4G LTE or 5G modem with SIM card slot
- User Input – Backlit RGB QWERTY keyboard
- USB – 1x USB Type-C “full function” port, 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB 3.0 port
- Expansion – M.2 socket for either 4G/5G card or M.2 2242 SATA SSD
- Power Supply – USB PD charger (5V to 15V)
- Battery – 12,000mAh/3.7V battey good for 11 hours of local video playback
- Dimensions – 173 x 136 x 21 mm
- Weight – About 620 grams
The mini laptop runs Microsoft Windows 10, and ships with a charger and an English user manual. OneGx1 can either be used as a tiny laptop for doing some work and watching videos, but thanks to optional $46 controllers it can be transformed into a portable gaming machine supporting two players.
Brad Linder of Liliputing received a review sample and in his preview notes the laptop performs just fine for basic computing tasks like multi-tab web browsing and GIMP photo editing, as well as some games lightweight games such as Pikuniku, Celeste, or Amnesia: The Dark Descent. However, it’s not quite up to the task for more complex games such as Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate which would run at around 5 to 7 frames per second with the resolution set to the 1280×720 and the lowest graphics settings.
Users can also configure the TDP to lower power consumption and/or the fan noise with three different modes: Performance Mode (15W), Normal Mode ( 10-12W under heavy load), and Mute Mode (2-5W). The latter is a bit of a misnomer as the fan is still rotating albeit almost silently.
Pre-orders have started on Banggood and GeekBuying with the price starting at $839.99 for the 8GB/256GB/WiFi model and up to $1317.99 for the 5G mini laptop with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. GeekBuying has coupons for the 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD WiFi (GKBGx116) and 4G LTE (GKBGx1164G) models.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.