• @WarmSoda
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    How many actual PC handhelds are there?
    The link in the article that promises “plenty” of handheld examples talks about Steam deck, Asus, and… the switch. And that’s it. And obviously the switch is not a PC handheld, so… ?

    • Wren
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      203 months ago

      There’s quite a few. Steam deck and Asus, as you mentioned, but there’s also AyaNeo, GPD, OneXPlayer, Aokzoe, Lenovo, etc. And many of these brands have several different models, if you’re counting individual products.

        • Wren
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          23 months ago

          Oh, good shout! That one looks 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

      • @WarmSoda
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        Ah thanks.
        How many of those do people actually use though?

        • Aniki 🌱🌿
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          133 months ago

          Valve was essentially LATE to the handheld market, they just had the technical and company will to do it the best.

          • Atemu
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            153 months ago

            And, most importantly, money bags to subsidise the hell out of it. Let’s not kid ourselves here, the damn low price is one of the main reasons why people buy the SD rather than the ~2x more expensive alternatives.

          • @Secret300@sh.itjust.works
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            It helps they actually made their own OS to make it easier for people to get into. Windows really doesn’t work on those small screens

            • Aniki 🌱🌿
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              Not sure what you mean – they all run Linux. The images just have the video hardware configs baked in with a preconfigured user and start script. You would be amazed at how easy that is to do, all things considered. I have a few kiosk configurations I created for the two Home Assistant panels I have in my house.

              https://wiki.clockworkpi.com/index.php/ClockworkOS

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            3 months ago

            I hear that.

            But how many people actually use all of those other brands listed?

            It’s ok to just say “no one” without downvoting.

            All I’m hearing is crickets

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              73 months ago

              Anecdotally, I have an Aya Neo. I know a few people with a few of the others brands. There’s a decently sized Aya Neo Discord that I’m part of, and I would assume the other brands have something similar. There’s definitely use of non-Steam handhelds, or there wouldn’t be a growing market for them.

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                23 months ago

                Do you have a steam deck too?

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                    33 months ago

                    How’s the Aya? Does it dock with the TV/monitor?

    • JackGreenEarth
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      13 months ago

      The Nintendo Switch runs on Windows and not a proprietary Nintendo OS?

      • @WarmSoda
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        Are you calling the Nintendo Switch a PC handheld?

        • JackGreenEarth
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          03 months ago

          I was questioning your statement that it runs on Windows.

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              13 months ago

              Which switch were you referring to then? A circuitry switch?

              • @WarmSoda
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                33 months ago

                I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

                • JackGreenEarth
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                  23 months ago

                  I think I misunderstood you now, but what I was mistakenly confused about until just now was

                  The link in the article that promises “plenty” of handheld examples talks about Steam deck, Asus, and… the switch

                  • @WarmSoda
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                    Ah gotcha, I see.
                    That’s what was listed in the article as “plenty” of PC handhelds. Ars was including the switch for reasons I don’t understand.

                    I think we’re on the same page with how that doesn’t make any sense.