Aya Neo was among the many first firms to start out growth of a handheld Home windows 10/11-based recreation console with an AMD Ryzen accelerated processing unit inside, and lately launched its Aya Neo Subsequent Professional. Evidently the corporate desires to supply the broadest vary of such system within the business. Simply days after the corporate launched its $289 Aya Neo Air Plus, it introduced the Aya Neo 2 Geek console (by way of Liliputing), one other succesful Steam Deck different.
Formally, the Aya Neo 2 Geek is a barely cut-down model of the corporate’s Aya Neo 2 console launched earlier this 12 months, however from efficiency standpoint this one is sort of mighty. The Aya Neo 2 Geek comes with a 7-inch show that includes an 800p or 1200p decision and relies round AMD’s Ryzen 7 6800U (eight Zen 3 cores, 768 RDNA 2 stream processors) or Ryzen 5 6600U (six Zen 3 cores, 384 RDNA 2 stream processors) that’s paired with 16GB of reminiscence and a 512GB/1TB NAND flash drive.
From efficiency viewpoint, the Aya Neo 2 Geek in its range-topping configuration is simply as highly effective because the Aya Neo 2, however there are a variety of variations relating to community connection (Wi-Fi 6 vs. Wi-Fi 6E), the variety of gyroscopes (one vs. two), ergonomics, and a few further options, although it’s unclear how considerably these variances will have an effect on expertise.
Priced at $699 – $799, AyaNeo 2 Geek will compete in opposition to Valve’s Steam Deck console that retails for $399 – $649 relying on the SKU. The brand new AyaNeo 2 Geek mannequin will supply larger basic objective and graphics oomph, so it guarantees to offer higher expertise albeit at the next worth.
The Aya Neo 2 Geek will be part of the corporate’s already broad household of transportable recreation consoles, which incorporates the, Aya Neo Air Plus, Aya Neo Air, AyaN eo Air Professional, Aya Neo Slide, Aya Neo 2 and the unique fashions. In Aya Neo’s classification, the Aya Neo 2 Geek — which is able to retail for $699 (6600U) and $799 (6800U) when it turns into out there in 2023 — belongs to the “inexpensive premium” section that sits under the “flagship mid-high-end” lineup at present consisting of the Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo.
The Aya Neo 2 Geek is offered for preorder from the firm’s Chinese language on-line retailer.