AYANEO surprised the market by launching the first Ryzen-based consoles before it was anticipated and other companies eventually adopted the concept. Nowadays, one may find a wide variety of different handhelds based on Ryzen APUs because of the market’s abundance of AYN, OneXplayer, GPD, and Steam’s Deck consoles.
The business has now announced the debut of its newest models, the AYANEO 2 and AYANEO GEEK, which are powered by the Ryzen 7 6800U 8-core Zen3+/RDNA2 CPU. Unfortunately, the starting retail price for Geek is 949 USD and for AYANEO2 is 1099 USD. The company also offers ‘early bird discounts for its fundraising, although there are only a few of them available.
The Geek console will come in two models: Fantasy Black with an 800p screen and Crystal Purple with a 1200p screen. Both are powered by the same Ryzen 7 6800U APU, which is regarded to be more cost-effective. The latter offers more memory and storage possibilities. According to the company’s marketing, the AYANEO2 will cost more and come in up to four distinct models, each with a different color and somewhat different specification choices. The diverse color offerings as well as multiple variants are a new sight to see in the industry.
If you’re curious about the distinctions between the two consoles, AYANEO has prepared an easy-to-read graphic outlining them. For those who are concerned about the dimensions of the product and the battery, both product lines have the same size and capacity of the battery. The most significant difference, on the other hand, is found in the storage speeds that are provided as well as certain distinctive features.
For us to assess the real performance that each of these variations provides, we will need to wait for reviews from other sources. It would be fascinating to see how the release from AYANEO affects the consumer market because Valve’s Steam Deck has been dominating it in recent times.