Ayaneo Next: a portable console alternative to the Steam Deck?

News hardware Ayaneo Next: a portable console alternative to the Steam Deck?

Manufacturer AYANEO presented its new portable console during CES. The AYANEO Next incorporates, in particular, a Ryzen 7 5800U processor. The launch is scheduled for the end of the year, through a crowdfunding campaign.

When you discover the graphics of AYANEO Next, it’s hard not to think about the Bunch of steamwhose release has been postponed, but also to Nintendo Switch. This portable console, unveiled by its manufacturer at CES in Las Vegas, looks like the evolution of its previous models. If many were waiting for the announcement of the presence of a Ryzen 6000 processor inside it, finally it is a AMD Ryzen 7 5800U who is at the appointment, which turns out to be a bit disappointing from the start.

Three AYANEO Next console models

If AYANEO is aware that it has disappointed the assembly due to the choice of processor, the manufacturer is trying to catch up with the rest of the specifications of its new device. He understands a 7-inch IPS touch screen with a definition of 1280 x 800 pixelsone 4100 mAh battery, 16 or 32 GB of memory in 4266 MHz LPDDR4xAnd 1 or 2 TB NMVe SSD memory. The Ryzen 7 5800U is paired with a AMD Radeon Vega 8 2000 MHz. The handheld console appears to work using Windows 11, although AYANEO does not explain it on its site. Previous machines from the manufacturer run on Windows 10 Home.

The three references of AYANEO Next differ in a variety of colors, but also in the combination of RAM and storage. The Next combines 16GB of RAM with 1 or 2TB of storage. The Next Advance combines 16GB of RAM with 2TB of storage and also benefits from a signature on the back, a Morse-coded serial number and exclusive colors. Finally, the Next Pro has 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage, with an additional color available.

In all cases, the console case incorporates a cooling system consisting of a radiator connected to two heat pipes and a fan. Also included are two USB-C ports that support DisplayPort and a 3.5mm jack. Finally, on the control side, we find a proposal very close to the Switch Joy-Con, but with the presence of Hall effect sensors, aimed at eliminating any risk of drift.

Ayaneo Next: a portable console alternative to the Steam Deck?

What games on AYANEO Next?

As the console does not yet have a release date, AYANEO remains evasive regarding the games that will be accessible on the device. However, the manufacturer has provided some information regarding the performance of a dozen titles, not necessarily the most recent: we learn this in particular The Witcher 3 runs at 41 fps in medium configuration, Cyberpunk at 23.1 fps at high settings And Metro Exodus at 42 fps in low configuration. Others do better, like Hades, at 330 fps at high settingsbut the game has lower requirements than previous titles.

Ayaneo Next: a portable console alternative to the Steam Deck?

Crowdfunding next

The different AYANEO Next models will first be funded through an Indigogo crowdfunding campaign. The standard Next version will be available from $ 1265 on this occasion, against $ 1315, then, on sale. For the Next Advance version, the prices will be $ 1345 and $ 1365 in crowdfunding e $ 1465 on sale. Finally, the Next Pro will be sold $ 1465 during the campaign, e $ 1565 then. The campaign will start later in the year.

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