We finally know everything about the Logitech G Cloud, the manufacturer’s first portable console that has been developed in conjunction with Tencent. As its name already indicates, bet on cloud gaming, so the processing will occur on servers of different platforms. Of course, it will be necessary to have a permanent connection to the internet via Wi-Fi.
Fortunately, Logitech hasn’t tied the knot with a specific service, and will offer Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now support. And thanks to the fact that its operating system is based on Androidit will be possible to access the Google Play Store to download applications other than video games as if it were a common tablet.
What about your hardware? The Logitech G Cloud, which weighs just 463 gramsintegrate a 7-inch IPS touch screen with 1080p resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. The refresh rate, meanwhile, is 60Hz. Internally, a Qualcomm-signed Snapdragon 720G processor is integrated, which has eight cores and a clock frequency of up to 2.3 Ghz. The RAM memory (LPDDR4X) is 4GB and its storage 64GB.
Bearing in mind that we are dealing with a console that attends the cloud gaming, and that therefore it will not be responsible for the processing of the games, these specifications are more than enough. Now, an issue that does matter, and a lot, is autonomy. The Logitech G Cloud battery has a capacity of 6,000mAh and promise 12 hours of play, about. Not bad at all for a laptop.
The layout of its controls is very similar to that of an Xbox controller. That is, with asymmetric sticks, the classic cross and buttons Y, B., A Y X on the right side. Buttons are also appreciated to interest the home of the operating system, Launcher from Logitech, and others located at the top to display additional functions in games. Of course, the Logitech G Cloud has two trigger and two triggers.
The manufacturer mentions that all buttons can be mapped to the player’s liking. It incorporates a system of haptic feedback to provide more accurate vibrations. It also has a gyroscopealthough it will be limited to the titles that support it within the aforementioned services.
As mentioned above, the Logitech G Cloud will have access to Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now. In fact, Logitech worked closely with Microsoft and Nvidia so that the integration was done in the best way. Putting together the catalog of both platforms, the owners of the console will have around 1,500 games.
The Logitech G Cloud will be available from next October 17 in the United States for $349 dollars. However, if you make a reservation, it can be yours for $299. Unfortunately, at the moment its release date in other territories is not known, although we suspect that it will not take long to arrive.
“What we wanted to do was challenge ourselves to build a device that was perfectly optimized for cloud gaming. This meant integrating precision controls, similar to a high-end Xbox controller, a large HD screen, a incredible battery life and a lightweight design so gamers can enjoy long gaming sessions, without compromise,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming.