September 27, 2023


Technology Room

The Ayaneo 2S will give the Steam Deck and ASUS ROG Ally some severe competitors

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In a brand new presentation, Ayaneo has confirmed that its upcoming Ayaneo 2S Steam Deck-like handheld consoled can be powered by an AMD chip equivalent to the one within the ASUS Rog Ally, The Verge has reported. The AMD Ryzen 7000 chip is probably going the Ryzen 7 7840U, a chip that is speculated to be nigh on the identical because the AMD Z1 Excessive discovered within the Ally. The Ayaneo 2S can even include a three-pipe cooler and different enhancements. 

The Ayaneo 2S seems to be equivalent to the Ayaneo 2 we reviewed earlier this 12 months, however has enhancements below the hood that tackle some our key complaints. Specifically, the brand new 7000 collection processor with Radeon 780M graphics provides “substantial efficiency beneficial properties within the low TDP 8-15W gold vary” in comparison with the 6800 within the present mannequin. 

That might imply enhancements in battery life, which we referred to as “mediocre” within the Ayaneo 2. Aya has additionally promised barely diminished temperatures with the Ryzen 7000 processor as effectively. On high of the brand new chip, Aya says the console could have an improved fingerprint sensor, a extra colourful display, smoother triggers and a case that is simpler to open.

Together with the brand new Ayaneo 2S, the corporate can also be promising upgrades to current handhelds. The Ayaneo Air will get a free speaker improve, and Ayaneo 2 and Ayaneo Geek consumers will obtain a free cooling module that may decrease temperatures by 12 levels. 

The corporate might supply Ayaneo 2 consumers a future motherboard improve as effectively, and Ayaneo Air Plus consumers will routinely be up to date from the 6800U to the 7000 collection chip in the event that they have not acquired it but. Offsetting that excellent news a bit is that Aya indicated it would finish its free lifetime guarantee plan for the unique Ayaneo Founder’s Version and supply a voucher for a free Ayaneo 2021 as an alternative.

The corporate additionally confirmed off the brand new Ayaneo Geek 1S, successfully a extra primary Ayaneo 2 with a lower-resolution 800p display, however packing the identical Ryzen 7000 processor. The Ayaneo 2S and Geek 1s will arrive to Indiegogo on the finish of April and open for orders in mid-Might, with transport set for the tip of June. The free cooling and speaker upgrades additionally arrive in mid-Might. Launch of the Ayaneo Slide we noticed earlier this 12 months remains to be unknown, and the Android-based Ayaneo Pocket Air will go into manufacturing in July. 

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