Anbernic's first Windows-based handheld is around the corner!
The WIN600 is slightly wider than the RG552 and houses a 5.94" 10-point IPS touchscreen. It comes in 2 colours, white or black and 2 models, the 3020e and 3050e.
The WIN600 comes with stereo speakers, video out, a touchscreen and Bluetooth.
It's capable of playing most consoles up to PS1, Dreamcast and PSP. It will play a limited range of PS2 titles along with older PC titles and some Wii, Switch, and Gamecube.
The WIN600 comes loaded with Windows and is ready to play, You can load Steam titles directly in Windows. With a Steam account, you can access sales and build your Indie and emulation gaming library and play most of these with ease on the Anbernic Win600.
Apart from running Steam, you can access a wide range of titles using Xbox cloud from Banjo-Kazooie to Forza Horizon 5 and more.. and lastly on the PC gaming front titles like Fallout: New Vegas and BioShock Remastered play well.
While the standard setup will suffice, for those who like to tinker, you can replace Windows with holoiso which is the operating system the Steam Deck uses.
You can also install Batocera on an external micro USB stick giving you the option of Windows, Steam or Batocera. Out of all options, Batocera is the most optimised and will run demanding games better than Windows or Steam.
For those like Australia who don't have access to the steam deck, the Anbernic WIN600 is currently the cheapest Windows-based X86 handheld gaming console.
While it's not perfect, it does allow for more options and will play a large collection of consoles and titles. We have opted for the faster 3050e model which has an upgradable 256GB internal M2 SSD hard drive.
With a 5.94" IPS screen gameplay gets pretty exciting. The fact you can then plug into your TV, connect a Bluetooth gamepad and play on the big screen is also very appealing.
The console comes with stacked shoulder buttons with the Dpad located top left.
While there is no MicroSD slot, you can use a micro USB stick or micro USB card reader.
Steam OS Preview
|Type:||Anbernic WIN600 3050E|
||AMD Athlon Silver 3050e Dali APU up to 2.8GHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3|
||8G DDR4 frequency: 2400MHz|
||Dual Boot capable Windows 10, Supports Steam OS
|Audio||Dual stereo speakers, headphone jack, HDMI
|Screen:||5.94" OCA full lamination IPS screen,10 points touch|
|SD Card:||2x external. 16GB OS Micro SD memory card. 64Gb second games card supports up to 512GB|
|Hard disk:||Replaceable 256GB M.2 SATA 2242 SSD|
|Memory||Replaceable 8G DDR4 2400MHz|
|Audio:||High-quality dual speaker stereo|
|Controls:||Same quality dual analogue sticks as used on Nintendo Switch and D-pad. Includes feedback rumble/vibration feature
||WIFI5, Bluetooth 4.2
||USB 2.0 - Charge and file transfer
|Supported game formats:||Steam, PC, XBOX360, PS3, 3DS, PS2, WII, PSP, DC, SS, NDS, NGC, N64, PS1, CPS1, CPS2, FBA, NEOGEO, GBA, SFC, GB, FC multiple platforms|
|Battery:||High-density Li-polymer battery 4500mAh*2.
2-5 hours of battery life
|Charge:||Type C USB charge cable
||3.5mm headphone jack, full function Type C: 1* USB3.1, USB2.0, Display port Display output, HDMI Display, PD3.0 quick charge
3.0 USB-A :1 x USB3.1
||23.6cm wide x 10.3cm high x 2.2cm deep|
What's in the box
1 x WIN600 3050E console
1 x USB type C charge cable
1 x 45W quick charger
1 x AU Adapter
1 x Tempered glass screen protector
1 x User manual
The boring stuff- Based on your screen settings, product colours may differ.
- Sizes may be slightly different based on manual measurement.
- Button and controller finish may vary depending on the selected model/ colour.
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We test every console prior to shipping it out from our Melbourne HQ in order to ensure your purchase arrives in good working order.
Should you experience any issues with our products or the service provided, please get in contact with us. We will take care of this together ensuring a happy outcome.
Great handheld alternative to the Steam Deck(since Valve still have no plans releasing it to Aus), the specs are obviously lower and your mileage may vary depending on what you want to play and if the game is well optimised enough. I for one love playing mostly Indie and retro titles, so this is almost perfect for those. Battery life isn't great so I'd recommend a laptop grade power bank should you be doing a lot of gaming on the go. Also was overly impressed it came with a screen protector already applied, so definitely giving you guys a 5 star rating! Will purchase from again :).
The Win 600 is a great little machine, it does a lot more than online reviews are stating. Investigate ways to duel boot it making it even handier little thing.