But let’s see where it comes from.
In a new presentation, Ayaneo has confirmed that its upcoming portable console type Ayaneo 2S Steam Deck will be powered by an AMD chip identical to that of the ASUS Rog Ally. The Virgin has reported The AMD Ryzen 7000 chip is likely the Ryzen 7 7840U, a chip that’s supposed to be close to the same as the AMD Z1 Extreme found in the Ally. The Ayaneo 2S will also feature a three-pipe cooler and other improvements.
The Ayaneo 2S looks identical to the Ayaneo 2 we reviewed earlier this year, but it has improvements under the hood that address some of our key complaints. In other words, the new 7000-series processor with Radeon 780M graphics offers “substantial performance gains in the low TDP 8-15W gold range” compared to the current model’s 6800.
This could mean improvements in battery life, which we called “mediocre” on the Ayaneo 2. Aya has also promised slightly reduced temperatures with the Ryzen 7000 processor. In addition to the new chip, Aya says the console will have a sensor of improved fingerprints, a more colorful screen, smoother triggers and an easier to open case.
Along with the new Ayaneo 2S, the company is also promising upgrades to existing handhelds. The Ayaneo Air will get a free speaker upgrade, and buyers of the Ayaneo 2 and Ayaneo Geek will get a free cooling module that can lower temperatures by 12 degrees.
The company may also offer Ayaneo 2 buyers a future motherboard upgrade, and Ayaneo Air Plus buyers will automatically upgrade from the 6800U chip to the 7000 series chip if they haven’t already received it. Offsetting this good news a bit is that Aya indicated that it will end its free lifetime warranty plan for the original Ayaneo Founder’s Edition and offer a voucher for a free 2021 Ayaneo.
The company also showed off the new Ayaneo Geek 1S, effectively a more basic Ayaneo 2 with a lower-resolution 800p display, but with the same Ryzen 7000 processor. The Ayaneo 2S and Geek 1s will hit Indiegogo later April and will open for orders in mid-May, with shipping set for late June. Free cooling and speaker upgrades also arrive in mid-May. The release of the Ayaneo Slide we saw earlier this year is still unknown, and the Android-based Ayaneo Pocket Air will go into production in July.
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