Nintendo Switch-Like Gaming Tablet Runs Windows 10

When the Switch launched earlier this year, it offered something quite unique. A games console that’s also a handheld with the player choosing how to use it. Nintendo is even keeping track of how we use the Switch . But of course, whenever something novel appears and proves popular it gets copied, and the Switch is no exception.

launched earlier this year, it offered something quite unique. A games console that’s also a handheld with the player choosing how to use it. Nintendo is even

. But of course, whenever something novel appears and proves popular it gets copied, and the Switch is no exception.

The first Switch-like tablet we’ve seen comes from, you guessed it, a Chinese manufacturer by the name of Vastking. The device is called the Vastking 800 and it differs from the Switch in a number of key ways while retaining the same large display with detachable controllers format.

As Notebook Italia (translated) reports, the Vastking 800 uses an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920-by-1080 and two detachable controllers that communicate with the tablet using Wi-Fi, there is no physical communication methos even when they are attached. Inside, the tablet uses an Apollo Lake Pentium N4200 running at 1.1GHz, between 2-6GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 2MP camera.

(translated) reports, the Vastking 800 uses an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920-by-1080 and two detachable controllers that communicate with the tablet using Wi-Fi, there is no physical communication methos even when they are attached. Inside, the tablet uses an Apollo Lake Pentium N4200 running at 1.1GHz, between 2-6GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 2MP camera.

Connectivity includes 802.11ne WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. There is also a G-Sensor (gyroscope), USB 3.0, micro HDMI out, a 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C for charging embedded 3,400mAh battery. It’s also possible to expand the storage by adding an SSD (the format is not know right now).

Notebook Italia also got to see the gaming device in action at the Global Sources Electronics Fair 2017 in Hong Kong:

The Vastking 800 certainly won’t play Nintendo Switch games, especially as it runs Windows 10. However, that does open it up to playing lots of games if it has access to digital download stores such as Steam, GOG, or EA’s Origin service.

If this device follows the same course as other gaming tablets, then the manufacturer will load it up with emulators and access to game roms and ship it as a retro gaming device. The fact it has detachable controllers is simply a nod to the design of the Switch, but will prove useful for multiplayer gaming.

Anyone interested in picking up the Vastking 800 will have to wait for further details as neither the price or release window have been revealed yet.

My biggest concern about the tablet is the battery. When you consider the Switch uses a 6.2-inch display and uses a 4,310mAh battery to get 3-5 hours of use, imagine how long an 8-inch higher resolution display running Windows 10 is going to last between charges relying on a 3,400mAh battery.

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The Vastking G800 is shaping up to offer everything you love about the Nintendo Switch while running Windows 10.

Nintendo has seen widespread success this year with the Nintendo Switch – its latest gaming device that blurs the lines between a traditional home console and handheld system. Featuring a tablet form factor and detachable “Joy-Con” controllers, the device has garnered a fair amount of traction and PC manufacturers have clearly taken note.

As reported by Notebook Italia , Chinese manufacturer Vastking has debuted the G800 – a portable gaming tablet clearly drawing heavy inspiration from Nintendo’s handheld. Featuring full HD display, detachable wireless controllers and kick-out stand the device is shaping up to be an enticing gaming machine, however, has a Windows 10 twist.

, Chinese manufacturer Vastking has debuted the G800 – a portable gaming tablet clearly drawing heavy inspiration from Nintendo’s handheld. Featuring full HD display, detachable wireless controllers and kick-out stand the device is shaping up to be an enticing gaming machine, however, has a

The Vastking G800 comes with an 8-inch IPS display at 1920 x 1200 resolution, a 1.1GHz Intel Pentium N4200 processor and RAM configurations of 2GB, 3GB, 4GB or 6GB. The device also offers 32GB of embedded storage as standard, expandable via an SD card. The device also offers WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and 3,400 mAH battery. Other features of the tablet include a gyroscope and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Across the top of the device, USB-C, USB-A, micro HDMI and 3.5mm audio can all be found, alongside a dedicated volume rocker.

The external wireless controllers are what makes this tablet truly unique, both usable when detached and connected to the side of the tablet. Utilizing WiFi connectivity, these controllers offer a traditional controller layout, with triggers, buttons and two thumbsticks. Although this tablet replicates the concept of the Joy-Cons, no form of simple docking to external monitors has been showcased.

As of right now, Vastking is currently looking to license this design to other organizations, ahead of a formal release. No release window or pricing has been announced at this point in time. What do you think of the device so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.