September 28, 2023

In a brand new presentation, Ayaneo has confirmed that its upcoming Ayaneo 2S Steam Deck-like handheld consoled shall 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 may also include a three-pipe cooler and different enhancements. 

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

That would imply enhancements in battery life, which we referred to as “mediocre” within the Ayaneo 2. Aya has additionally promised barely decreased temperatures with the Ryzen 7000 processor as effectively. On prime of the brand new chip, Aya says the console may have an improved fingerprint sensor, a extra colourful display screen, 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 could supply Ayaneo 2 consumers a future motherboard improve as effectively, and Ayaneo Air Plus consumers will robotically be up to date from the 6800U to the 7000 sequence chip in the event that they have not obtained it but. Offsetting that excellent news a bit is that Aya indicated it’ll finish its free lifetime guarantee plan for the unique Ayaneo Founder’s Version and supply a voucher for a free Ayaneo 2021 as a substitute.

The corporate additionally confirmed off the brand new Ayaneo Geek 1S, successfully a extra fundamental Ayaneo 2 with a lower-resolution 800p display screen, 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 delivery 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 yr continues to be unknown, and the Android-based Ayaneo Pocket Air will go into manufacturing in July. 

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