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Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld Release Date, Price, And Specs

A new portable console from Logitech G entered the fray on September 21, 2022. The news about the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld actually leaked a little less than a month before its full reveal, at which point the world saw the similarities between the device, the Nintendo Switch, and the Steam Deck. But now it's official.

The past couple years have brought the release of many next-gen consoles, including the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S, though even those big names left something to be desired with fans, particularly in terms of graphics. Similar to the way the Switch and Steam Deck have ushered back in an era of handheld gaming, the Logitech G Cloud will offer gamers a portable option with up to 12 hours of battery life. Here are all the key details available so far about the on-the-go gaming machine.

When does the Logitech G Cloud release?

There's some debate over when the Logitech G Cloud will actually launch. According to an announcement from Vice President of Xbox Cloud Gaming Catherine Gluckstein on Xbox Wire, the Logitech G Cloud will release in North America on October 17. In contrast, Microsoft's order page for the device states that it releases on October 18 at 3:00 a.m., while a press release from Logitech simply lists "October of 2022." Preorders have already opened for the device via the Microsoft and Logitech G websites. 

Once the console is finally out, fans should note that simply purchasing the Logitech G Cloud won't be enough to enjoy games on it – which is its purpose, after all. To make use of the Cloud, gamers will need a separate cloud subscription. Options listed by Logitech G include NVIDIA GeForce Now and Xbox Game Pass. Users can also enjoy games through remote play via the Xbox app or Steam Link.

How much will the Logitech G Cloud cost?

The base cost of the Logitech G Cloud boils down to $349.99, but right now, it's available at a discounted preorder cost of $299.99. Along with the console itself, gamers who purchase the Cloud will get a power adaptor, USB-A to USB-C cable, and user documentation. On top of that, the Cloud includes a two-year limited hardware warranty, offering extra protection to gamers for their purchase.

The Cloud is about on par with its two major competitors in terms of price point. As of now, the Switch goes for $299.99, while the Switch OLED is a bit more at $349.99 – the exact two price points available for the Logitech G Cloud depending on whether gamers take advantage of the preorder discount. With multiple storage options that scale with cost, the three Steam Deck models range between $399.99 and $649.

What are the specs for the Logitech G Cloud?

Spec details for the Cloud are thorough thanks to the description on the Logitech G site. The Cloud is 10.11 inches long, 4.61 inches wide, and 1.3 inches tall. In other words, it's similar to the size of a Switch, but not as big as a Steam Deck. The 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution display occupies a 7-inch Full HD touchscreen with a 60Hz refresh rate. The system boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor and an Octa-core CPU up to 2.3GHz. The Cloud is lightweight at 463 grams (a little over 1 pound) due to its cloud-based design.

In the audio department, the Logitech G Cloud offers a high voltage smart amplifier boosting the stereo speaker, and echo canceling and noise suppression for the stereo microphone. The console is also Bluetooth and headset compatible. The controls are equipped with haptic feedback. In addition to L&R analog joysticks, bumpers, analog triggers, and option buttons, there's a D-pad and A/B/X/Y buttons. This means the console will hopefully fit well with a variety of games and playstyles.