OneXPlayer X1 Gaming Handheld To Feature 10.98″ Screen; To Be Powered By Core Ultra 7 155H

The OneXplayer X1 is a versatile handheld device that functions as a laptop, tablet, and gaming device, depending on the accessories acquired. TuberViejuner, a Spanish reviewer, was among the first to receive a unit for testing, sharing his experience with the device.

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The Intel Core Ultra CPU series, codenamed Meteor Lake, debuted just last December. Despite this, only a few companies are delving into the utilization of these chips for gaming. The renowned MSI Claw is poised to launch shortly, while other companies such as OneXplayer, Tecno, and Emdoor are actively developing their devices.

The X1 is a versatile 3-in-1 system featuring a detachable keyboard and controllers. It functions as a laptop with the attached keyboard, and when game pads are connected, it transforms into a sizable product with a 10.98-inch screen. The considerable size might be less ergonomic to hold, but the controllers can operate remotely through an additional accessory, and the device includes a built-in stand. This design closely resembles the Lenovo Legion GO but offers a larger screen and an optional keyboard.


As per the review, the system boasts sturdy construction attributed to its metal body. It is powered by a 16-core Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor coupled with 32GB of LPDDR5X RAM (speed not specified). The device features a 10.98-inch IPS LTPS screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, excellent integrated speakers, and a sizable 65WH battery promising 10 hours of battery life and 4 hours of gameplay (GTA at 60FPS).

During Cinebench tests, the Ultra 7 155H faces challenges in competing with AMD-based systems such as AYANEO 2S or ROG Ally. Despite this, the Intel CPU excels in synthetic GPU benchmarks, consistently leading and surpassing AMD chips at similar or lower power. However, it’s worth noting that these benchmarks may not accurately reflect real-life gaming performance.


Results differ across various game titles, showcasing promising performance in some and subpar results in others. The reviewer highlights potential challenges in certain games, potentially linked to Intel graphics drivers. Conversely, a notable feature is the impressive emulation performance, demonstrating the X1’s capability in handling platforms like Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 2.

In summary, the device shows promise but is hampered by performance issues, primarily tied to GPU drivers, and a steep price tag, making it challenging to recommend. The most affordable version, featuring the Core Ultra 5 125H, is priced at $939, while the Core Ultra 155H variant is priced at $1099. It’s worth noting that the company doesn’t list the model with 4TB, as tested by TuberViejuner.


The price isn’t a strong point, but the ability to effortlessly transform the system into three distinct devices is a novel and invigorating addition to the market. Ideally, Intel will address GPU driver challenges, preventing further instances of tech reviewers lamenting about GPU driver stability—unfortunately, a recurring theme in Arc-based handheld reviews.

It’s important to highlight that an ONEXGPU upgrade is available for the X1 (as a bundle), featuring an external GPU built on the Radeon RX 7600M XT GPU. The X1 is equipped with an OCulink connector, and shipments are scheduled to commence by the end of this month.