The AYA Neo Air is a portable gaming PC with an OLED display, AMD Ryzen 5000U series processor with Radeon Vega graphics and a compact design – it’s about the size of a Nintendo Switch Lite. At 400 grams, the AYA Neo Air is also lighter than most other current-gen gaming laptops, and it’s also more affordable than most.
Although global pricing and availability have yet to be announced, AYA has started taking preorders in China with a preorder price of just CNY4,399 (around $650). Update of 05/29/2022: The AYA Neo Air will be available worldwide from early August with pricing starting at $549 (or $499 for early backers). Check out our AYA Neo Global Launch article for more details. The original article continues below.
While that makes the AYA Neo Air roughly the same price as a high-end Steam Deck, the Steam Deck has an LCD screen and comes with the Linux-based Steam operating system, while the AYA Neo Air has an OLED display and comes with Windows.
People in China can pre-order during a special “surprise” pre-order event that runs until May 18, but AYA has yet to announce when the Neo Air will begin shipping to customers.
Despite the company already taking pre-orders, AYA has yet to reveal detailed specs for the handheld. But we do know that it has an M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe SSD plus a microSD card slot for removable storage, RGB lighting effects under the analog sticks, a USB-C port and headphone jack, and a display that supports 109% NTSC colors. range.
Rumor has it that the processor will be an AMD Ryzen 5 5560U chip, which is a 6-core, 12-thread processor with AMD Zen CPU cores with 2.3 GHz base and 4 GHz boost frequencies. The processor has a 1.6 GHz AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated GPU. And the chip has a default TDP of 15 watts, but it can be configured to run as low as 10 watts or as high as 25 watts.
AYA also plans to launch a bigger and more powerful handheld called AYA Neo 2 later this year. This model will have an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor with RDNA graphics. And the company has started teasing its first device with a keyboard, the upcoming AYA Neo Slide which also features a Ryzen 7 6800U processor, but has a screen that slides up to reveal a backlit QWERTY keyboard.
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