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  • 18/05/2022

AyaNeo Next handheld gaming PC to compete with Steam Deck

PC gaming is becoming more and more portable. Mini PCs like Corsair’s new One i300 are all the rage, as well as streaming PC games to mobile devices or TVs. Valve’s Steam Deck is set to be an new portable PC gaming experience, and it’s garnering some competition.

AyaNeo Next handheld gaming PC to compete with Steam Deck

AyaNeo is a company that appears to be taking a more premium look at portable gaming PCs. Its line of devices look a lot like the Steam Deck, which also happens to look a lot like a Nintendo Switch. A wide screen in the centre with controllers featuring analogue sticks, d-pad, and face buttons on either side, but there’s a huge difference in build between the two, and also in price. The AyaNeo 2021 Pro, for example is packing an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U CPU with a 1TB SSD and also costs $1,315 USD. Steam Decks, for comparison, are set to come in a maximum memory capacity of 512 GB at $649 USD when they release in February.

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