AYA-NEO handheld gaming PC goes on sale in China; might consider crowdfunding for overseas market

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Previously, AYA-NEO, the company behind the AMD-based handheld gaming PC, teased that it would make an announcement on November 7th. This announcement was geared towards the local Chinese market, opening, for a limited time, the availability of the device for that audience. More specifically, it was the Founder Edition that launched, which might differ from the consumer and international version in that it does not have detachable controllers; although we have yet to see the mass model's features. A new video was released for the occasion, giving us a closer look at the FE consumer model which details features such as the clear shell and the additional hardware buttons to call up a virtual keyboard on the touchscreen, control the RGB effects and more:

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The Founder Edition sold for 3999 CN¥ (~$605) for the 500 GB model and 4599 CN¥ (~$756) for 1TB model; but the company told me that these were sold out within a few hours. Now that the device will get in the hands of some consumers, we might have a better idea about the device's performance and what to expect out of it. The company is apparently ramping up productions and might also consider a crowdfunding campaign for international market; although the prices and even the final design might differ.

You can find additional spec details for the AYA-NEO from their official website linked below. The device is also slated to make its first public appearance at the WePlay gaming exhibition which takes place in Shanghai from November 14th to 15th.

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Very nice. This might not be something I'm in the market for for quite some time (if ever), but I do love the design they settled on, and those specs seem more than solid enough for a portable gaming system. The prospect of having access to your entire Steam library on the go is quite enticing.
 
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Very nice. This might not be something I'm in the market for for quite some time (if ever), but I do love the design they settled on, and those specs seem more than solid enough for a portable gaming system. The prospect of having access to your entire Steam library on the go is quite enticing.
But will you be able to play them is the question........
 

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But will you be able to play them is the question........

You didn't follow the latest news on the device, did you?
But will you be able to play them is the question........

It definitely isn't VR-ready. That being said it should be enough to render recent games at least at 720p with low details and acceptable framerates. There are more than enough benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 4500U that is built into the AYA-NEO.

Actually, I am on the edge of replacing my Laptop with it. If I can easily attach it to a monitor and keyboard, I would definitely consider buying one.
 

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I followed this and one of the main guys abandoned ship because of a disagreement that another forced to stick with something inferior.

He insisted people to avoid this when it launched because its shoddy inferior hardware.
 

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So what exactly went down over at Smach Z that they couldn't manage to make something like this in 6 years, while their competitors have managed to release hardware with superior specs every few months?
 

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So what exactly went down over at Smach Z that they couldn't manage to make something like this in 6 years, while their competitors have managed to release hardware with superior specs every few months?
They wanted to have up to date specs, so they changed the chipset and supplier several times in an attempt to have up to date specs at launch, so it kept getting delayed.
 
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