Vastking’s new Windows 10 gaming tablet reminds you of Nintendo Switch

By: Matthew Adams
2 minute read
Vastking G800 windows 10 gaming console

The Nintendo Switch took the gaming industry by storm this year. That is a new kind of hybrid console which is both a handheld and one you can play games on larger TVs with.

The Switch is a neat bit of kit, and now Vastking has unveiled a new G800 Windows 10 gaming tablet that is almost a clone of the Nintendo’s latest console.

This YouTube video provides a preview of the Vastking G800 at the Global Sources Electronics Fair. The video highlights that the G800 has a similar design to the Nintendo Switch.

G800 has detachable wireless controllers that you can attach to both sides of the tablet.

Those controllers are very similar to the Nintendo Switch’s detachable Joy-Con controllers shown in the snapshot directly below.

Attaching the controllers turn the Vastking G800 into a portable Windows 10 gaming tablet. You can also detach the controllers and place the G800 on a table with its adjustable kickstand, which is ideal for video playback.

However, it remains unclear whether you can connect the tablet to TVs like the Switch. The early preview did not showcase a docking unit for the Vastking G800.

Vastking G800 specs

Vastking has provided some firm specifications for the G800.

The device incorporates an Intel Pentium N4200, otherwise Apollo Lake, CPU with a 1.1 Ghz clock speed. The G800’s RAM specifications range from 2-6 GB, which might vary if there are alternative versions of tablet.

Furthermore, the tablet has 32 GB storage for apps, which can be expanded with SD card.

Vastking G800 gaming console

Display specifications for the Vastking highlight that it will have an 8-inch IPS display. The G800 has a 1,920 x 1,200 Full HD resolution display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is a standard aspect ratio format for VDUs.

In addition, the tablet includes a two megapixel front camera to take snapshots with.

The battery specification for the G800 is 3,400 mAH. That is a surprisingly short battery for a portable Windows gaming tablet.

In comparison, the lower resolution Nintendo Switch has a 4,310mAh battery that will last up to five or six hours before recharging. Thus, the G800’s battery could undermine the tablet’s portability.

Vastking has not provided any pricing details or confirmed an official release date for the G800.

As such, this gaming tablet will most likely launch sometime in 2018. With its detachable controllers, the G800 could be a great Windows gaming tablet.

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