Started as an organization by a person with a imaginative and prescient for highly effective handheld PC gaming, AyaNeo has blossomed into an entire model with a number of product classes. If you gloss over headlines concerning the handheld PCs and are confused concerning the fashions, don’t be concerned; your writer needed to do lots of analysis to get this story straight.

The firm is providing 5 fundamental traces of handhelds: the “Next” sequence, the “Air” sequence, the “Slide”, the “Flip,” after which the bottom fashions which are merely numbered. The authentic fashions provide a balanced expertise, the Next household is bigger however gives uncompromised efficiency, the Slide features a full QWERTY keyboard beneath a slide-out display (reminding the writer of his beloved Sidekick), and the Flip has solely simply been teased however will apparently have a flip-up show like a Game Boy Advance SP.
Chart exhibiting AyaNeo upcoming fashions. (Source: AyaNeo)

The topic of this information is the Air household, and particularly the Air Pro. The AyaNeo Air sequence are (or might be) the corporate’s smallest, lightest, and least expensive machines. The Air and the Air Pro are essentially related, ultimately when it comes to {hardware}, however the Air Pro is barely bigger and thicker, with an even bigger battery, double the storage, and improved cooling. Either machine an be had with a Ryzen 5 5560U “Cezanne” processor, which sports activities six Zen 3 cores at as much as 4 GHz and a 6-CU Vega GPU operating at as much as 1.6 GHz.

In a marathon six-hour livestream yesterday, AyaNeo’s CEO confirmed off the progress that the corporate has achieved in direction of the manufacturing of the Air household. Livestreams like this, with their distinctive transparency and informal environment, are a big a part of why fanatics have taken to the corporate. During the stream, the CEO confirmed off quite a few video games operating on what appears like a remaining AyaNeo Air Pro console.
AyaNeo Air Pro in comparison with the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch.

To emphasize the minuscule dimension of the hand held, he confirmed the system alongside each Valve’s Steam Deck and a Nintendo Switch. As you possibly can see for your self, it is fairly tiny, even in “Pro” type. He additionally confirmed the motherboard for the Air Pro, packing as much as 32GB of LPDDR4X reminiscence and an possibility unique to the Air Pro: a “Barcelo” Ryzen 7 5825U processor.

For these unfamiliar, Barcelo is a revised type of Cezanne sporting barely greater CPU clocks, but additionally with the total 16MB of L3 cache on the Cezanne die enabled. The Ryzen 7 5825U particularly has eight Zen 3 cores operating between 2 GHz and 4.5 GHz, 16MB of L3 cache, and an 8-CU (512 shader) Vega GPU operating at as much as 2 GHz.
Lest you do not consider us, AMD itself says that the 5560U is Cezanne.

Whether you will really see such sky-high clock charges contained in the AyaNeo Air Pro is anybody’s guess, however we anticipate it would not bode properly on your battery life. The Air fashions, attributable to their smaller dimension, do get much less capacious batteries than the common AyaNeo 2 or the Next fashions, with the Air Lite and base Air getting a 28-Wh pack and the Air Pro sporting a 38-Wh mannequin.

Despite being rather more costly than Valve’s Steam Deck, the AyaNeo machines are a bit extra credible as “handheld PCs” versus Valve’s decidedly gaming-oriented handheld. They normally have a number of USB ports in addition to elevated reminiscence and storage over Valve’s machine. Of course, none of that issues if you happen to simply wish to play Terraria on the go—and the Steam Deck’s RDNA 2 graphics give it a giant benefit in gaming.
A well-known dimension comparability to any basic gamer.

AyaNeo says the Air Pro will start transport in August, however the fashions with a Barcelo CPU must wait till September. You can head over to the corporate’s Indiegogo marketing campaign to pre-order, where the Pro mannequin with the Cezanne Ryzen 5 5560U begins at $649 USD, whereas the AyaNeo Air Pro with the Barcelo Ryzen 7 5825U begins at $969. If that is too wealthy on your blood, there’s additionally an Air Plus mannequin with extra meager specs coming for below $300 in December.