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Ayaneo Next Lite: $299 portable with Ryzen 4000U and SteamOS fork

Ayaneo Next Lite: $299 portable with Ryzen 4000U and SteamOS fork

Photo: Ayanyo

Ayaneo is expanding what has recently become expensive across the board A collection of portable gaming devices to a cheaper model that starts at $299. For this purpose, the Ayaneo Next Lite uses a four-year-old Ryzen platform and runs without Windows, instead, like the Steam Deck, Linux is used.

Memories awakened

With a Ryzen 4000U “Renoir” (either Ryzen 7 4800U or Ryzen 5 4500U) and a 7-7oll 800p display with a 47 Wh battery, memories are brought back to the first Aya Neo from 2020, which was the same as what Core Data offered, but at the time it cost what It cost nearly $900 and offered less than 300 cd/m2 of maximum screen brightness instead of the now promised 500 cd/m2. The screen, and in any case the backlight, is not compatible with the old version.

The devices, which are nevertheless considerably older but will be much cheaper at the beginning of 2024, are housed in a new chassis with the well-known Hall effect actuators from the next series. The weight is 720 grams, and there is no microSD card slot, so out-of-factory capacities can only be expanded by swapping out an M.2 2280 SSD (up to 8TB).

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Ayaneo Next Lite (Image: Ayaneo)

Ayaneo is used as the operating system HoloISO. The project's goal is to replicate Valve's SteamOS operating system as closely as possible in a distribution that can be installed on other devices. high Documentation on GitHub The main functional difference is that TDP and FPS limits can only be reflected in HoloISO if the system is running on the Steam Deck itself.

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Specifications (Photo: Ayanyu)

It should also be possible to install Windows on the Ayaneo Next Lite, and the manufacturer plans to provide the drivers required for this on its website in the future.

Ayaneo Next Lite (Image: Ayaneo)

The manufacturer announced that pre-orders will begin on January 11 at 9:30 PM EST (US East Coast). But it seems that the starting signal has been given It hasn't happened yetOnly you can register for the Next Lite newsletter.

  • $299: Ryzen 5 4500U, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD
  • $349: Ryzen 5 4500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
  • $399: Ryzen 7 4800U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD