The portable console for PC Games SMACH Z has officially launched onto the market after two years of development.

“We’re proud to announce that development is now completed, and we’re ready to move into production in Q1 2019,” CEO of SMACH Daniel Fernandez said in a press release.

The console has Windows or Linux OS support with a high-performance AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics and Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 Core processor 3.6 GHZ. 2.6 TFLOPS to play any current AAA PC game.

The device will feature up to 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal memory with an SD Card slot, USB-C, and a 6-inch 1080p touchscreen. SMACH Z will run Linux or Windows 10, with more than 20,000 compatible games out of the box. The device will be able to connect to Steam, GOG or Origin as well.

SMACH Z console set to come out early 2019.

The device promises to revolutionize the world of PC gaming and is scheduled for an early Q1 release in 2019 and is available for pre-order for $699.

SMACH Z hardware
The SMACH Z main screen.

Video has recently released showing that the system in action playing Grand Theft Auto 5 and an interface of the Steam store. Photos have also been released showing the main screen and loading screen of Grand Theft Auto.

 

SMACH Z is also expected to stream games in the house from the PC or PlayStation 4 system via WIFI. The SMACH Z system can be connected to a TV and use it as a home console.

SMACH Z loading Grand Theft Auto 5.

Emulators are also expected to be a part of the SMACH Z system and the Retro Z-Pads are expected to have NES, SuperNintendo, Genesis, PlayStation 1 and 2, Nintendo 64, GameCube or Wii game support according to the website.

SMACH Z gameplay of Grand Theft Auto 5.

The website also says that the SMACH Z will have a camera and you can play with Twitch and Skype to make videos of yourself.

“The introduction of the SMACH Z handheld console will create new opportunities for portable gaming devices, enabling users to play AAA titles at HD framerates, delivering desktop-quality power and graphics in the palm of players’ hands,” Fernandez said in a March 1 press release. “By leveraging the new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 with superior graphics capabilities and mega processing power in our console, we are ready to revolutionize the on-the-go consumer gaming experience.” “The new AMD Ryzen Embedded V-Series is a market changer. Working together with AMD has been a great opportunity for us to make real the gamer’s dream of playing AAA PC games on the go.”

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Darius Goodman is an alumni of Martin Luther King Jr. High School in DeKalb County and a former piccolo/flute player for the MLK Marching Lions. Upon high school graduation in 2011, Goodman attended South Carolina State University on a band scholarship up until 2015 when he completed his Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication with a concetration in Journalism. Once finished with his degree, Goodman then joined Beyond the Flag a FanSided site. From there, Goodman started his career with the Henry Herald/Clayton News Daily in 2016. Within a few years, he attained a few awards: including company wide social media awards and a Georgia Press Association Sports Coverage award. Now, while balancing Henry County, Goodman is reaching out to DeKalb County.

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