Steam Machine handheld Smach Z postponed until 2017




The team behind the Smach handheld has announced plans to demonstrate a prototype of the portable console at GamesCom. The Kickstarter campaign Smach Zero, now known as Smach Z was put stop last December. This should restart soon.

The original 2014 announced project was then known under the name Steamboy. Then the name was changed to Smach Zero and had a release scheduled for late this year. In December was kickstarter campaign to stop put several reasons. The team behind the console recently had to know that the project has breathed new life and that private investors are found. In the latest update says the team that wants to launch a new campaign after GamesCom and wants to show a prototype of the game fair. In this way must be delivered to the backers in February or March 2017.

One of the first stretch goals of the new campaign will support Windows 10, something that interested parties have long asked for. Support for Android is a bit lower on the priority list, so the team has announced. The handheld price will not change, which means that 199 will continue. There is also a Pro version of the device, which cost during the original campaign 449 euros. This would include internally and memory on a double amount, in addition to a camera, and 4G support.

The specifications of the ‘ordinary’ Smach Z call an AMD Falcon soc, the benchmarks will be announced during the new campaign. In addition, the device features a 1080p OLED display 5 “and 4GB of RAM. The storage is 64GB and is expandable with an SD card. In terms of connectivity the Smach Z has WiFi, USB 3.0, HDMI and bluetooth. It runs entirely on steamos.


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