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The Switch is a great success for Nintendo, but comparable handheld hardware with Windows software has not really caught on. The Chinese manufacturer Aya is now starting a new, very promising attempt with the »Neo«.
As Aya announced on Twitter, the company’s own handheld PC is to appear as part of an Indiegogo campaign in February – or rather only in February for the time being.
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The Aya Neo therefore costs 699 US dollars, however, customers can expect a delivery in April.
What do we know about the Aya Neo?
The specifications are not bad for a handheld: The mobile PC is based on an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U with six cores without virtual core doubling (2.3 to 4.0 GHz).
The chip is designed for a TDP of 25 watts and has an integrated Radeon RX Vega GPU with six compute units for a total of 384 shaders. In addition, the Aya Neo 16.0 Gbyte LPDDR4X with 4,266 MHz, an NVMe SSD and an 800p display are available.
In a 10-minute YouTube video, the developers show how well the Aya Neo performs in practice. However, you have to be registered with Youtube, as it is subject to an age restriction.
Lenovo also shows a handheld: As part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021, technology manufacturer Lenovo also presented a device that is reminiscent of the switch. It goes by the name of LaVie Mini and is to be equipped with the latest Intel hardware. You can find out more about this in our summary of CES 2021:
Switch PC and RGB mask from Razer – That was CES 2021
Whether we actually get to see the Lenovo handheld is another matter. For example, a year ago at CES 2020, Dell presented a similar concept with the Alienware UFO, but we haven’t heard from the handy mini PC since then.
Cyberpunk 2077 mit 30+ FPS
The Aya Neo, on the other hand, should be delivered promptly, as already mentioned. According to the video, in the demo version of Cyberpunk 2077 it reaches over around 30 to 35 frames per second most of the time.
For this, however, the lowest possible detail setting was chosen. The video description also says that the battery should be enough to experience Night City for 2.5 hours.
GameStar in numbers: Cyberpunk 2077 clearly dominated the game year 2020. You can find out what else there were tops and flops in our plus video:
GameStar (Plus) in numbers 2020: tops, flops – and a lot of cyberpunk
Is playing on a PC handheld an option for you? Or do you prefer to gamble at your desk with a mouse and keyboard? Feel free to write it in the comments!
Brent Dubin, known as the Gaming Giant among Globe Live Media staff, is the chief Gaming Reporter for Globe Live Media. Having attended all the major events of Gaming around the World, he is sure to give you exactly the update related to gaming World you are looking for.