In a new presentation, Ayaneo Certain that the upcoming Ayaneo 2S Steam Deck-like portable console will be powered by an AMD chip similar to the one in the ASUS Rog Ally, the edge It has been reported. The AMD Ryzen 7000 chip will likely be the Ryzen 7 7840U, a chip that is supposed to be close to the same AMD Z1 Extreme chip found in Ally. The Ayaneo 2S will also come with a 3-pipe cooler and other improvements.
The Ayaneo 2S looks identical to the Ayaneo 2 we reviewed earlier this year, but it has improvements under the hood that address some of our major complaints. Namely, the new 7000-series processor with Radeon 780M graphics delivers “significant performance gains in the low-gold TDP 8-15W range” compared to the 6800 in the current model.
That could mean improvements in battery life, which we called “average” in the Ayaneo 2. Aya also promises to lower temperatures slightly with its Ryzen 7000 processor as well. On top of the new chip, Aya says the console will have an improved fingerprint sensor, a color display, smoother triggers, and a case that’s easier to open.
Besides the new Ayaneo 2S, the company is also promising updates for existing mobile devices. The Ayaneo Air will get a free speaker upgrade, and buyers of the Ayaneo 2 and Ayaneo Geek will get a free cooling unit that can lower temperatures by 12 degrees.
The company may also offer Ayaneo 2 buyers a future motherboard upgrade, and Ayaneo Air Plus buyers will automatically upgrade from the 6800U to the 7000 series chip if they have not received it yet. Offsetting this slightly good news is that Aya has indicated that it will end the free lifetime warranty plan for the original Ayaneo Founder’s Edition and offer a coupon for Ayaneo 2021 for free instead.
The company also showed off the new Ayaneo Geek 1S, which is a more minimalist Ayaneo 2 with a lower-res 800p display, but houses the same Ryzen 7000 processor. The Ayaneo 2S and Geek 1s will hit Indiegogo at the end of April and open for preorders in mid-May, with the company set to Shipping at the end of June. Free cooling and speaker upgrades also arrive mid-May. The launch of the Ayaneo Slide we saw earlier this year is still unknown, and the Android-powered Ayaneo Pocket Air will go into production in July.
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