Author Topic: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter  (Read 22655 times)

shinkamui

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2016, 12:40:50 am »
lol, that failure shut down quick. im really dissapointed though. if those bold claims came even 3/4ths true, they would have created one of the best handheld gaming devices to date...

howie_k

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2016, 05:18:00 pm »
Just got this email ;

Hi Smachers,

Apologizes for the lacks of news, raising private funds has taken longer than expected and we didn?t want to do any announce until everything was closed and on going. And now we can finally make the great news public: SMACH project has received funds from private investors to produce the encapsulated prototype of SMACH Z, and we are already working on it together with our technology partner IMASD!

So the project still goes on and soon we?ll share with you more news. However, the timing for the project has been delayed a few months, we?re aiming to show the prototype on the Gamescom, and open the new Kickstarter just after it. The final console version will be released in 2017.

We want to thank you all for the support messages. We didn?t have time to reply all of them but we really appreciate your interest on the project, please keep going!

Thank you!

SMACH Team


lahegry

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2016, 07:46:41 pm »
Just got this email ;

Hi Smachers,

Apologizes for the lacks of news, raising private funds has taken longer than expected and we didn?t want to do any announce until everything was closed and on going. And now we can finally make the great news public: SMACH project has received funds from private investors to produce the encapsulated prototype of SMACH Z, and we are already working on it together with our technology partner IMASD!

So the project still goes on and soon we?ll share with you more news. However, the timing for the project has been delayed a few months, we?re aiming to show the prototype on the Gamescom, and open the new Kickstarter just after it. The final console version will be released in 2017.

We want to thank you all for the support messages. We didn?t have time to reply all of them but we really appreciate your interest on the project, please keep going!

Thank you!

SMACH Team
God hope I hope this is true

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk


howie_k

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2016, 08:50:17 pm »
Their website is http://smachz.com and you can signup for their newsletter here : http://smachz.com/news


MOFO

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2016, 04:45:15 pm »
Nice to see more and more players entering the market....we will see how it plays out, again.

golgolt

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2016, 08:33:18 am »
more info about the cpu : "We are not using Polaris or Zen. SMACH Z will use AMD Merlin Falcon and AMD Prairie Falcon families. Since they have been already announced by AMD, this time we will be able to share benchmark and more details in the next Kickstarter campaign"


leafar

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2016, 06:44:57 pm »
can you offer windows its free for small screen devices

leafar

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2016, 06:46:53 pm »
what about those games that dosent support gamepad controller .

golgolt

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2016, 07:43:46 pm »
can you offer windows its free for small screen devices

you can ask them on their facebook page, they reply quickly https://www.facebook.com/SMACHZ ;
but i found your answer on their facebook:  "We're working on offering Windows 10 support too. However, we strongly recommend to choose Steam OS /Linux. The problem with W10 is that we can't modify it to adapt it to the SMACH Z capabilities, it's a SO that is not ideal for a handheld console."

leafar

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2016, 11:34:14 pm »
thanks

MOFO

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2016, 07:15:59 am »
more info about the cpu : "We are not using Polaris or Zen. SMACH Z will use AMD Merlin Falcon and AMD Prairie Falcon families. Since they have been already announced by AMD, this time we will be able to share benchmark and more details in the next Kickstarter campaign"

I know nothing about these APU'S so in your opinion which one is a good fit and what kind of performance can we expect?
Do you guys think it would perform better than the X7 8750?

chip

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2016, 09:50:33 pm »
Those are 6-15W chips.  So at best, they're going to eat through batteries 3x faster than a cherry trail SoC.  They would have to be insane to stick such a power-hungry chip in a handheld device.

golgolt

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2016, 06:38:58 pm »
more news from their facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/SMACHZ

Hi Smachers,

Thanks for the good vibes and feedback after our return announcement. Many of you have sent us questions about the project and we?d like to update you on the most important information:

- We?ll offer Windows 10 support as a low stretch goal in the next campaign.
- During the Kickstarter campaign we will show benchmarks of the final SOC. We will use the AMD Falcon SOC family.
- We?re also considering adding phone capabilities to the PRO version, but it?d be a very high stretch goal since it?s not easy nor the main focus of the device.
- Ditto for Android support; it?s an extra that we will consider as a high stretch goal, but it?s not a priority.
- The price and the rest of the specs will remain the same as the previous campaign.
- We?re working to expedite production to deliver it to backers earlier than expected (February-March 2017), but we can?t confirm it yet.
- The prototype will be black, as you can see in the image below. It won?t be white like the previous WIP photo.
- The prototype is not the same as the final console, just a first demo version; It?s bigger (with a 6? screen), it's not the final device form (we are going to refine it for the best possible experience), and it doesn?t have the final SoC (so it?s less powerful). Nevertheless, it gives a good idea of what the SMACH Z will be.

We hope this clarifies your main concerns. Please feel free to send new questions and proposals to our Facebook or Kickstarter page.

Thank you!
SMACH Team

Faust

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2016, 06:40:12 pm »
20.000maH battery?

golgolt

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2016, 06:57:10 pm »
20.000maH battery?

i just asked them the battery capacity, if they answer i will post it!

Faust

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2016, 07:04:54 pm »
20.000maH battery?

i just asked them the battery capacity, if they answer i will post it!
It was a bad joke, sorry

golgolt

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2016, 07:19:21 pm »
20.000maH battery?

i just asked them the battery capacity, if they answer i will post it!
It was a bad joke, sorry

i knew but for the SOC i hoped they'll put a really good battery between 6000 and 10000 maH will be great!

PS: sorry for my poor english :D

golgolt

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2016, 07:44:32 pm »
I was looking for more infos about the SOC "AMD Falcon SOC family" on the web, it seem to have R5, R6 or R7 integrated graphics, so do you think we will have something like that :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVVWgv0rMJU doom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUNgdSMiClE metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW-fZ0c2MtM metro last light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvUu-MHZxMg witcher 3

it not really powerfull but not too bad

MOFO

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Re: SMACH Z (first steam handheld machine) is on Kickstarter
« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2016, 08:59:14 pm »
Unless we learn exactly what APU they use its hard to tell but I doubt it will be the R7.
So far it looks a good, it should outperform the z8700 in the GPD Win, I think.