Ayaneo simply introduced the value of two Steam Deck rivals, and the most affordable mannequin prices close to $1,000 USD. The new vary presents an identical expertise to Valve’s handheld gaming PC, nevertheless it appears to be like like we’ll want to attend just a little longer for a correct price ticket competitor to emerge.
According to the announcement, the Ayaneo 2 and Ayaneo Geek value a bit greater than the Steam Deck, with respective pricing beginning at $949 and $1,099 USD. The least expensive Geek mannequin matches Valve’s top-end gadget with a 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM, however wields a punchier 7 6800U APU.
If you’re on the lookout for higher than Deck specs, beefier Ayaneo 2 and Geek variants come geared up with 32GB reminiscence and a chonkier 2TB drive. Of course, souped-up spec choices include loftier tags connected, and the costliest of the bunch will set you again $1,549 USD.
It’s value noting that Ayaneo is providing a restricted “super early bird” low cost throughout the brand new handheld gaming PC vary, that means you’ll be able to seize the most affordable Geek variant for $799 USD. That’s nonetheless greater than Valve’s 512GB Steam Deck, however Ayaneo’s AMD Zen 3+ APU might assist sweeten the deal.
The Ayaneo 2 and Ayaneo Geek are anticipated to reach in December, however the firm is arguably nonetheless catering to the premium scene, moderately than really buying and selling blows with Valve. That stated, Steam Deck orders are quickly on pause in Canada, so keen on-the-go fanatics might find yourself choosing a pricer different moderately than ready.