Aya Neo 2021 Pro: Steam Deck Competitor to Start at $1,215

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Before Valve stole everyone’s attention with its handheld Steam Deck PC, there was the Aya Neo: a similar portable that billed itself as the world’s first 7-nanometer handheld gaming device capable of running AAA titles such as Cyberpunk 2077, Death Stranding, and Horizon Zero Dawn with good frame rates thanks to its SoC with Ryzen 5 4500U processor (6C/6T at 4 GHz) and Radeon Vega 6 graphics (1.5 GHz).

Having already released the Aya Neo 2021 earlier this year, the Aya Neo team confirmed today that it will be releasing two new versions with more powerful hardware called the Aya Neo 2021 Pro and Aya Neo 2021 Pro Retro Power. These updated models with 1 TB of NVMe SSD storage will cost $1,215 and $1,315, respectively.

Both of the new Aya Neo 2021 Pro and Aya Neo 2021 Pro Retro Power models feature upgraded SoCs that combine the power of a Ryzen 7 4800U (8C/16T @ 4.2 GHz) with a Radeon Vega 8 GPU (1.75 GHz). The rest of the hardware and specifications, such as a 7-inch 1280×800 IPS screen and 16 GB of LPDDR4X-4266 RAM, appear to be unchanged from the original release.

In comparison, Valve’s Steam Deck models start at a much cheaper $399 (64 GB) and feature a custom-designed APU from AMD that comprises a 4C/8T Zen 2 processor running at 2.4 to 3.5 GHz (up to 448 GFlops FP32) and an RDNA 2 GPU with 8 Compute Units running at 1.0 to 1.6 GHz (up to 1.6 TFlops FP32).

A video shared by Linus Tech Tips suggests that the Steam Deck performs quite a bit better than the original Aya Neo. DOOM Eternal is shown running at 59 FPS on the Steam Deck, while the Aya Neo can’t seem to break 40 FPS.

After the release of AYANEO 2021 Pro, many players are very interested and curious about the price. Since we are waiting for the cost calculation of some accessories. Now, the price of AYANEO 2021 Pro has also been calculated, and we can finally announce the price.

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