Chinese language agency Aya Neo has already made one thing of a splash within the handheld gaming area because of its Home windows-based portables, however they’ve all the time been held again by the truth that they’re so costly, usually costing over $1000.
Nonetheless, the agency is increasing its lineup to incorporate the Aya Neo Air, which can price simply CNY 4,399 (~US$649) when it launches later this 12 months. That is nonetheless an enormous chunk of change, however that value level makes this a extra sensible rival for the Change – though it is price noting that it is nonetheless costlier than Valve’s recently-released Steam Deck.
Introduced alongside the extra highly effective Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide, the Air will function the corporate’s entry-level handheld and is powered by an AMD Barcelo APU which incorporates RX Vega graphics structure. This implies it can have much less processing muscle than its siblings, each of which boast the Ryzen 7 6800U chipset with RDNA 2 graphics – however these merchandise may also price extra.
Nonetheless, the corporate nonetheless claims that the Air shall be able to operating the likes of GTA V, Forza Horizon 5 and Cyberpunk 2077 (with low graphical settings, as seen within the video beneath) and the truth that it has an OLED panel means it’s superior to its stablemates in that regard – Aya Neo’s different merchandise all use IPS screens.
It has additionally been confirmed that the Air lives as much as its identify by weighing simply 420g, which makes it lighter than the Change OLED Mannequin.