PC games are becoming more and more portable. Mini computers such as Corsair’s new One i300 are all the rage, and can also stream PC games to mobile devices or TVs. Valve’s Steam Deck will become a new portable PC gaming experience and is causing some competition.
Ajanio Is a company that seems to place more emphasis on portable gaming PCs. Its device series look a lot like Steam Deck, and it also happens to look a lot like Nintendo Switch. There is a wide screen in the center. There are analog joysticks, arrow keys and face buttons on both sides of the controller, but there are huge differences in structure and price between the two. For example, the AyaNeo 2021 Pro is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U CPU with 1TB SSD and is priced at US$1,315. In comparison, Steam Decks had a maximum memory capacity of 512 GB when it was released in February, and the price was $649.
Also to be released in February is Ayaneo’s new high-end portable PC game, AyaNeo Next AdvanceThis is a real improvement, hosting Zen3 Ryzen 5800U and 2TB storage space is only a little more expensive than the 2021 professional version, at $1,345. Most importantly, there are 16GB of memory, a 7-inch high-brightness screen, and a customizable joystick with a magnetic Hall sensor. AyaNeo claims that these joysticks will eliminate drift issues, fingerprint wakeup, etc. If you have such a router that can support Wi-Fi 6E, it is even compatible with Wi-Fi 6E. It also runs its own software Aya Space, although Steam Deck still looks like a normal Windows PC can be plugged in and used via the USB C port. In addition, it is a very beautiful premium suite.
The Zen 3 chip should make AyaNeo Next Advance very powerful in terms of CPU, and the extra SSD space is invaluable for today’s larger AAA games. Whether all this will make it $700 higher than the regular Steam platform remains to be seen.
exist Product page AyaNeo lists some specifications of how Next Advance runs various games in the company’s lab. Most of them seem to be talking about the power usage of the 4100 mAh battery, which can run games for 2 to 6 hours. Although the numbers are very vague and there is not much information, it does show that Cyberpunk 2077 runs at 30FPS, although we would like to see its actual effect.
AyaNeo Next Advance is currently available at AyaNeo website, Expected to be released in late February, a limited edition signed edition with a special nameplate engraving.