Ayaneo’s ever-expanding vary of handheld gaming PCs is about to get extra kind components. As a part of its 2023 technique occasion, the corporate introduced an Air Plus that boasts a bigger display screen than the bottom Air (6 inches versus 5.5) and, crucially, a a lot bigger 46.2Whr battery (versus 28Whr). We nonetheless would not count on the brand new model to final lengthy with extra demanding titles, nevertheless it is perhaps better-suited to prolonged informal sport classes.
The Home windows-based Air Plus might be obtainable in two lower-end Intel configurations (Celeron and Core i3) in addition to speedier AMD fashions (Ryzen 5 7520U and Ryzen 7 6800U). Efficiency ought to scale the extra you are prepared to spend, then. Last pricing is not obtainable, however Ayaneo expects to begin pre-orders after Lunar New Yr celebrations finish on February fifth.
The corporate can also be increasing into sliders with (what else?) the Ayaneo Slide. To a point, it is a solution to the GPD Win 4 — you possibly can pop the display screen up if you want a keyboard for textual content enter or just navigating video games that are not gamepad-friendly. Ayaneo mentioned little else in regards to the Slide throughout its occasion, however did verify the system can be primarily based on AMD’s recently-launched Ryzen 7000 cell APUs and ship someday within the second quarter of the yr.
It is too quickly to say how effectively Ayaneo’s newest choices fare in opposition to its largest rival, Valve’s Steam Deck. The corporate has promised an up to date entrance finish (Ayaspace 2), nevertheless it’s not clear if this might be sufficient to beat the constraints of working Home windows on a handheld. With that mentioned, it is clear Ayaneo is not sitting nonetheless within the face of stiffer competitors.
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