Laptops are tools. That’s how I’ve long viewed them. When I think about these portable PCs, I reminisce about the times I’ve used them to cover live events (either in my past life as a sportswriter or at big shindigs such as the Electronic Entertainment Expo). I’ve never looked at them as a gaming device. That’s what my desktop PC is for.
But maybe that’s because nobody’s made the gaming laptop for me yet.
I’d like to see a good PC laptop with the form factor and design of a good portable gaming system, like Nintendo’s Switch. This would be a device not for playing the biggest, most bombastic triple-A blockbusters but for indie and retro games. I’ve long wanted a system like this, but I’ve never seen one that looks, well, like it works. The NES and SNES classic consoles sold millions for Nintendo – and I bet a strong market exists for a portable retro PC.
It’s 2019. It’s time someone made a cool retro-gaming PC so we can play like it’s 1999!
—Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor