OneXplayer Mini: tips to optimize your Pocket PC


The OneXplayer Mini is a portable gaming PC that fits in the palm of your hand. That means it has all the pros (and cons) of your standard desktop computer, including the need for periodic maintenance. And while the OneXplayer Mini is a powerful device out of the box, there are a few things you can do to optimize its performance and squeeze every last frame out of your games.

If you’re looking to make a few small changes to your handheld, here are some tips to help you get the most out of the OneXplayer Mini.

Further reading

Get started with our standard Windows optimization tips

Since OneXplayer comes with Windows 11 installed, it makes sense that most of the things you can do to improve its performance are the same as you would on a desktop or laptop. This includes running in game mode, pausing automatic updates, and configuring your GPU settings. If you need help, be sure to check out our comprehensive guide to how to optimize windows 11 for gaming.

Find your favorite resolution

The display settings screen on a OneXplayer Mini.

With those standard optimization tips out of the way, there are a few other things you’ll want to look into to maximize the potential of your OneXplayer Mini – and the first is playing around with your screen resolution. The screen runs at a native resolution of 1280×800, but you might find that text and icons are a bit hard to see on the seven-inch screen. Be sure to adjust not only your display resolution (we suggest keeping it at 1280×800), but also the scaling of text, apps, and other objects. If 100% is just too small, consider increasing it to 125% or 150%.

Make sure rotation lock is on

While you’re in the Display menu, make sure the Rotation lock option is enabled. This will prevent the screen from flipping if the handheld tips over. There’s nothing worse than getting a little too excited in the heat of an online match and watching your screen flip vertically.

Don’t forget to change your game settings

Just because you have changed the standard settings of your OneXplayer Mini does not mean that all games will default to your preferred selections. Before playing a game, take a few minutes to dive into its options menu and make sure its resolution is correct (1280×800 or lower for more demanding games) and enable or disable any other options. The OneXplayer Mini is powerful, but sometimes you’ll need to lower shadow options or other advanced graphics settings to get reliable performance.

Check your Intel drivers

A few variants of the OneXplayer Mini are now floating around in the wild, but both will require regular driver updates. If you have an Intel GPU, go to its official site and check for available updates. If you have an AMD GPU, go to its website and do the same. Running on an older system is nothing but trouble, so be sure to take a few minutes to make sure you’re running the latest firmware.

Find a good size and space for your virtual keyboard

The OneXplayer keyboard opens on the desktop.

When you first launch the virtual keyboard on the OneXplayer, there is a good chance that it is configured at a size that is far too small for practical use. Fortunately, the size and positioning of the keyboard are fully adjustable. Just drag the edges to resize it and drag the top bar to reposition it. The keyboard will use these default settings each time you press the key. Keyboard , so take the time to find a layout that works for you. We found that the keyboard is easier to use when it extends almost the full length of the screen and is positioned towards the top of the device.

That’s it!

These basic optimization tips should help you improve the performance of your new OneXplayer Mini. Of course, there are countless other ways to enhance its capabilities (some savvy users have even opened it up to install a new SSD), but the tips above are the easiest ways to maximize its potential without needing of a toolbox – and without voiding your warranty. .

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