Core HS: Antec also in the handheld market?


Portable consoles are definitely on a roll. Following the success of the Steam Deck, brands such as ASUS (ROG Ally), MSI (Claw) and Lenovo (Legion Go) have announced their models. This time, it’s Antec’s turn to follow suit. However, for its portable console, the Californian brand is relying on an OEM!

Antec announces its portable console: the Core HS!

Console portable Antec Core HS

If Antec is known for its PC cases and cooling systems, the brand is about to make news with its portable console. The company unveiled its Core HS console. The latter is based on the design of the Ayaneo Slide, a console with a keyboard hidden beneath the screen.

The rest of the datasheet mentions a 6″ fullHD screen with 400 nits brightness. Unfortunately, the frequency is not specified.

The processor is a Ryzen 7 7840U with a total of eight cores and 16 threads. It boasts a turbo frequency of 5.1 GHz. On the graphics side, we have an iGPU with 12 compute units running at 2.7 GHz. In terms of power consumption, the chip can operate between 15 and 28W.

Memory capacity can be 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. Finally, storage is provided via an M.2 2280 slot in PCIe 4.0 x4.OEM default storage capacities are 512 GB, 2 TB and 4 TB. It remains to be seen what Antec will choose.

But what interests us here are the prices. VideoCardz tells us that during its financing, the console was listed at $699, and that it arrived at a price of $899. The launch could take place in June/July.