From the makers of retro gaming handheld heavyweights such as the RG350, RG350M, and the RG351P, comes Anbernic’s latest entry into the field – the RG280V.
Sporting the well-known, proven-to-perform JZ4770 processor, alongside 512MB of RAM, the RG280V can handle the same games as its predecessors with no difficulty, ensuring a smooth experience across several generations of retro gaming history.
The main feature of the RG280V is its size. At 89mm x 78mm x 18mm, the RG280V is approximately half the size of its predecessor, making it the smallest RG handheld to date. Truly putting the “portable” in “portable games console”.
The RG280V boasts a crystal-clear 2.8-inch IPS screen, protected by a glass layer. At a 4:3 ratio, the RG280V lends itself well to many older titles, capable of playing them at a natural-looking resolution with no stretching!
Like its predecessors, the RG280V runs the OpenDingux operating system, meaning there’s no shortage of community-developed emulators available for the device. Mix and match between emulators and games of your choice to craft a truly customized retro gaming handheld experience.
The RG280V also features the external-boot-SD improvements brought about by the RG350M, making it easier to adjust your setup (no more tinkering around with screws).
|RAM||512MB – DDR2|
|ROM(Storage)||16 (Dedicated to the OS)|
|Product Dimensions||(L x W x H): 15.6 x 7.1 x 1.8 cm / 7.14 x 2.8 x 0.71 inches|
|Product Weight||160gr / 0.22lb|
|Package Dimensions||(L x W x H): 17.0 x 10.00 x 5.0 cm / 6.69 x 3.93 x 1.96 inches|
|Package Weight||450gr / 0.75lb|
1* USB Type-C Cable
1* User Manual
Please NoteIn line with the policy of continued development, the manufacturer reserves the right to amend the specifications without prior notification. The illustrations in the user manual are for reference only.
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Fantastic little hand held,great screen and totally portable. Comes with an extra sd card with plenty of games to keep you occupied for a very long time.
Great dealing with droix fast delivery will definitely be buying from them again...
Who would have thought that taking a Single Board Computer with a (long in the tooth) dual-core processor, (just) 512 MB RAM, a (decent) 320x240 display and a (beautifully tactile) d-pad could reincarnate lost childhoods. Such a brilliant product!
After having this lovely console for a few weeks I can safely say it is well worth it. I love playing it, I love holding it, I love looking at it, it's thoroughly excellent.
I would like to mention the control options as I was curious myself. Everything up to PS1 is amazing, but when you start getting into PS1 games that need frequent use of all the shoulder buttons I do find it tricky. It's certainly doable - I've been playing Descent PS1 which is a six degrees of freedom shooter, so it does require a lot of control. This little console can do it well, even without the analogue sticks, but pressing the L2 and R2 buttons frequently can get tiring on the hands so it's not great for longer sessions. You can just switch over to another game when your fingers get tired, of course.
It's also worth noting that some PS1 games are not as generous with they key rebinding as Descent is. For example, Quake 2 only offers a few options so you are left with looking up and down using L2 and R2 as possiblity the best option. What's remarkable is that there are so few PS1 games that really suffer from a lack of analogue sticks, and in those cases you can still make do even if it is not ideal. This leaves you with a huge range of games that play excellently in a compact handheld that I am still amazed by. The slight control sacrifices are absolutely worth it for the vast majority of games that are not affected.
I actually can't quite believe how much joy I've got out of this in the week or so I've owned it. Lovely to hold, ridiculously portable, everything seems to just work. Worked my way through my childhood Game Boy collection and now exploring some PS1 and SNES games. I love it to bits and am very happy I decided to go for it.
Best money I ever spent on a games system, this thing is a blast. Cannot recommend it enough, you're in for some serious retro fun!
£ 64.95 Incl. VAT