Portable retro gaming consoles are nothing new, but RetroStone boasts a Game Boy-inspired design and has features not found in its competitors. The device is powered by a RetroStone Pi SBC (single board computer) running an H3 processor (4-cores @ 1.2GHz), and features a 3.5″ display, up to 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, four USB ports, HDMI out, as well as an Ethernet port. You can also turn it into a computer by simply connecting a display, keyboard and mouse. Whether it be word processing, browsing YouTube or watching movies on a big screen, this compact device does it all. Read more for another hands-on video, additional images and information.
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“Also, despite the love and care that has clearly gone into making this thing, you are still reminded that it’s a barebones Linux machine in a nice case. Right now, the RetroStone is the closest thing to the comprehensive retro gaming experience I am looking for. I love that it has untapped potential as a mini-PC too (and all the other perks of RetroPie, like Kodi and so on). Much as I love my old Lynx (which I paid a princely sum to upgrade the screen on), the portability and design of the RetroStone have won me over,” said Engadget.