The RG350M retro games console is an upgraded 2020 version of the best selling RG350 released in the later half of 2019. With it comes a metal alloy case, higher resolution display and a number of improvements.
The RG350M features the same JZ4770 Dual Core processor running up to 1.0Ghz with DDR2 512MB RAM. As we have seen with the RG350, it uses the OpenDingux operating system and is capable of running all of the popular retro gaming systems from the 70’s up to the 2000’s.
From here on is where the improvements have been made to the retro console. The first thing you will notice is the Aluminium Alloy casing available in Space Grey and Rose Gold. It gives the RG350M a real premium feel and look.
The 3.5” screen is a full IPS panel running at 640×480 resolution, an upgrade from the 320×240 found in its predecessor. The higher resolution means that retro games on older systems can be upscaled for improved visuals. And for the systems that run at higher resolutions, the visuals will not be squashed and make text easier to read for example. The display is protected by a Zero Distance OCA toughened glass cover.
The new case design on the retro games handheld brings the opportunity to improve a number of functions not found in the RG350. On the RG350M are now two external card slots supporting up to 256GB Micro SD cards. The first is for the operating system, you no longer have to open the case (voiding the warranty) in order to update to custom firmware. The second can be used for additional storage.
The location of the D-Pad and left analogue stick have changed position and are now lower profile after feedback from customers. Old gaming consoles were designed for D-Pad’s and as this is the primary function, the D-Pad can now be found above the left analogue stick for ease of use. There are four front facing game buttons, Start & Select, and four shoulder buttons. This means you can enjoy both old and new consoles with any control method.
A Li-polymer 2500 mAh rechargeable battery lasting up to 6 hours is included which should be plenty of time for playing your favourite classic games on the way to work, with plenty left over for the commute home on your retro console with games.