raygan
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GCW Zero: A linux gaming handheld

Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:25 am

I thought the Raspberry Pi community might be interested in this project. I've been testing a prototype for a while and I'm pretty impressed with it, particularly for emulation.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gcw ... g-handheld

CPU: Ingenic JZ4770 1 GHz MIPS processor
GPU: Vivante GC860, capable of OpenGL ES 2.0
Display: 3.5 inch LCD with 320x240 pixels; 4:3 aspect ratio is ideal for retro gaming
Operating System: Linux 3.x (OpenDingux)
Memory: 512 MB DDR2
Internal storage: 16 GB, most of which is available for applications and data
External storage: micro SDHC up to 32 GB or micro SDXC of 64 GB (SDXC cards must be reformatted before use)
Connectivity: Mini USB 2.0 OTG
Mini HDMI 1.3 out
3.5 mm (mini jack) A/V port for earphone and analog TV-out
Audio: Stereo speakers, mono microphone
Other: Accelerometer (g-sensor) and vibration motors
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz, can connect to access point or direct device-to-device
Dimensions: 143 * 70 * 18 mm
Weight: 8 oz / 225 g
Battery: 2800 mAh

I'm excited about the project and hope other linux and gaming enthusiasts will check it out.

2bit
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Re: GCW Zero: A linux gaming handheld

Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:34 am

It costs 200 usd right ? :?:

Will it be available at GameStop ?

raygan
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Re: GCW Zero: A linux gaming handheld

Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:33 pm

I think you need to go check out the Kickstarter page.

Backers at $130 or above will get a console, but the final retail price is not yet known.

The console will not be sold through retailers like GameStop, or at least there are no plans for that yet. It's likely going to be sold exclusively through the GCW website, with other retailers being added down the road if it seems like a good idea.

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