AYA-NEO has revealed its AYANEO GEEK handheld gaming PCs and is now taking pre-order registrations for them. They feature an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U 8c/16t APU with 12 compute units. It is available with either an 800P or 1200P display. The 6800U has a base clock of 2.7 GHz and can boost up to 4.7 GHz. Storage options range from 512 GB to 1 TB and include 16 GB of memory.
The 800P/512 GB model is listed at 4399 RMB (~$630) while the 1200P/512 GB version is priced at 5288 RMB (~$763). Presently the AYANEO GEEK handhelds are only being offered in China but sale options for international customers are expected with roughly a $100-$120 price increase for shipping. This pricing would allow it to compete with the current Steamdeck while leveraging the increased price with an upgraded processor and multiple display options.
Shipping dates for the AYANEO GEEK have not been revealed but it is a possibility that the company intends to compete with Nintendo for the holidays with its budget pricing strategy. The company already has a wide range of handhelds and the 6800U will also be featured in its other more premium product lines.