Smach Z is a special game console, looks more like a smartphone with triggers and pads on the sides and is able to work with any PC title. Its data sheet is unique: it has AMD low-power, up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space and support for OS Valve Steam, which will allow you to run PC games on the device or streamed from a game more powerful PC connected to the home network. The developers behind Smach Z hope to collect a figure close to one million dollars through a campaign on Kickstarter, with the first shipments expected in October 2016.
If the device seems familiar not wrong: Smach Z was born several months ago, in mid-2014 to be exact, with the name of Steamboy then become Smach Zero last summer. The console also incorporates a 5-inch touch display, an AMD G-Series APU with Radeon graphics and 2 GB of dedicated memory, HDMI, WiFi 5 GHz, Bluetooth and a USB 3.0 Type-C. For now the screen has HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels), but if the campaign will exceed the initial target it will be possible to replace it with a full HD panel (1920 x 1080 pixels).
There will be two versions: the entry-level with 4 GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (64GB would become if the campaign is successful) and the other more expensive Smach Z Pro with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory, but it is still in the development phase. This model also has a front-facing camera and 4G support. Both will have a microSD card slot for additional storage.
Smach Z also incorporates four buttons to play, four triggers, two action buttons, two touchpad and a joystick; “Magic Z-Pad”, then, will allow you to customize controls by entering the classic D-pad or buttons on the sides. The console should work for 5 consecutive hours with external battery (with an average grant-up, the team adds to the device a second spare battery to double the playing time).
Overall, Smach Z seems an interesting concept: you do also note that, despite being considered by the team “game console powerful enough to support any capacity on the market,” Smach Z is equipped with an AMD G-series low-power , high efficiency with integrated graphics, which obviously will not do wonders.
- smach z release date