Logitech G Cloud: a direct competitor to the Nintendo Switch?

It was a rumor and it’s now official. Logitech has just officially unveiled the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handled. A serious competitor to the Switch?

During the Logi Play conference, the Swiss manufacturer Logitech, which is best known for its peripherals, presented a new console: the famous Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handled which we have been talking about for some time.

At first glance we can notice big similarities with the Nintendo Switch, in particular because of its design and the location of its buttons. There is a joystick on each side for an asymmetrical layout, a directional cross and a Logitech G button on the left, classic A, B, X and Y keys and a Home button on the right. In short, you see where we are coming from.

Despite these similarities, the G Cloud stands out in one essential respect: it is designed exclusively for cloud gaming via well-known services such as Xbox Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now or the Steam Link. To make life easier for the user, Logitech has also preinstalled these three services on its console. There was even close collaboration to ensure optimal integration of console controls.

In this regard, be aware that Microsoft specifies that the Remote Play remote game function is accessible on the G Cloud natively.

Logitech Console Screen and Setup

Logitech G Cloud: a direct competitor to the Nintendo Switch?

The screen is a 7-inch IPS LCD panel in Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Inside the chassis there is a Snapdragon 720G processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage space, expandable via microSD card. Unfortunately, without 4G or 5G, the console only offers an 802.11 ac WiFi connection and it will therefore be necessary to rely only on use at home or in a place with a good WiFi connection.

At the moment, Logitech is only offering a sale in the US and Canada for $299.99 before the console goes up to $349. If the console fails, there is clearly no risk of seeing it arrive in Europe.

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