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Are you a serious PC gamer? Are you tired of being restricted to your desktop or tablet to play those games. Well a company by the name of PGS Labs is looking to change all of that with a portable gaming system (hence PGS) that runs the PC version of Windows 10, allowing you to take your PC games with you. The company has a kickstarter campaign for the device, which has actually achieved $50k more than is $100k goal, and still has 28 days to go.
The console is reminiscent of Motorola’s Moto series of handets with an attachment that looks like the lower half of the Nintendo DS. The campaign allows you to back it in multiple ways, from a simple $10 contribution that scores you a simple “thank you”, to an expensive $10k contribution that scores you a subscription for the current and all future versions of PGS and a dinner with the creators of the project, topped off with their personal gratitude. Contributing either $280 or $320 scores you the Lite or Hardcore versions of the handset, and starting at $230 you can get a discount on the console.
The console has great specs too, with a Quad HD 5.7 inch display, an Intel Atom X7 quad core processor clocking in at 2.56 GHz, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD, a secondary 4.5 inch display with gaming controls, a 6120 mAh Li-Po battery, 8MP and 5MP rear and front cams respectively, and support for USB 3.0, microHDMI, and expanded storage. The LITE version trades a few of those specs in for a 720p 5.5 inch display, a 5MP/1MP camera duo, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and a 4080 mAh battery. The battery is said to be able to be charged 25% in only 10 minutes and the console features a cooling system (though it wasn’t exactly described which kind of system). And did we mention that the PGS is dualboot? booting between Windows 10 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On Windows mode, the secondary display can either be used as an external display, a trackpad, or a keyboard. While running Android the console can be used as a full blown smartphone, with Windows fans promised the feature to receive incoming calls only if the campaign raises more than $400k, a feat that seems possible given a little more time. The campaign only started a month ago.
PGS labs has already tested out a prototype of the handset, trying out games like “Batman: Arkham City”, “Dark Souls 2”, “DmC: Devil May Cry”, “Mirror’s Edge”, and “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance”. You can check out a video of the prototype below.
The company is looking to ship the console to backers March of next year, with a worldwide release expected at the same time.
“We are developing PGS during last two years. Engineers from Japan, China and Russia are actively working on the development of it.
Our partners from China guarantee the possibility of production of such consoles in their manufacturing facilities with scalable amount of produced devices.
Each stage of our product development involves as various engineering tests, as well as testing on real gamers, including both aspiring and professional players.
Preliminary agreements with independent investors guarantee us proper realization of the project, even in case if there are any additional expenses due to various reasons.
The main help, which we are waiting from Kickstarter and its community, is to identify the interest of end-users in our product and the wide range of problems, which can be solved with it. We are really waiting for your support, which will give us clear answers for these questions.”
You can back the campaign at the source link below. Also check out a promo video for the console below too.