AYN teases handheld gaming PC AYN Loki, "the most affordable Windows handheld"

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In a video aired today, gaming handheld manufacturer AYN has teased their upcoming product: the AYN Loki:


While not much is known about the device at this time, AYN is touting it as the "the most affordable Windows handheld ever created". The company previously released the AYN Odin, a Snapdragon 845-equipped handheld gaming device, running on Android 10 and retailed on crowdfunding platforms for $200 and currently sells for $239. However, the pricing for the AYN Loki remains to be confirmed.

With the newly announced Loki device, AYN joins a growing number of handheld manufacturers launching Windows handhelds of their own such as Anbernic and AYANEO. If the pricing is indeed leaning towards the affordable side, the Loki could open up the world of handheld gaming PCs to a new audience.

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Not sure why they'd bother sticking with Windows, that's always gonna add $100 to the price, not to mention give you an inferior experience on a portable. Nice that these companies are filling in the cheaper pricing tiers for portable PCs, but it's gonna take a bigger player like ASUS to actually hit that same price-to-performance sweet spot that Valve did with Steam Deck.
 

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For all intents and purposes, they did recently put out a great product in the Ayn Odin which is somewhat accessible for what it offers.

So here's hoping that the Ayn Loki can live up to the hype.
 

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Not sure why they'd bother sticking with Windows, that's always gonna add $100 to the price, not to mention give you an inferior experience on a portable. Nice that these companies are filling in the cheaper pricing tiers for portable PCs, but it's gonna take a bigger player like ASUS to actually hit that same price-to-performance sweet spot that Valve did with Steam Deck.

I’ve heard OEM copies of Windows can be far less, at least for larger companies like HP, with one quote being $20.

If they have a similar agreement, in some ways it makes sense since they get to ship a device with the highest potential compatibility and consumer familiarity, whilst users who care should be able to install Steam OS.
 

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In a video aired today, gaming handheld manufacturer AYN has teased their upcoming product: the AYN Loki:


While not much is known about the device at this time, AYN is touting it as the "the most affordable Windows handheld ever created". The company previously released the AYN Odin, a Snapdragon 845-equipped handheld gaming device, running on Android 10 and retailed on crowdfunding platforms for $200 and currently sells for $239. However, the pricing for the AYN Loki remains to be confirmed.

With the newly announced Loki device, AYN joins a growing number of handheld manufacturers launching Windows handhelds of their own such as Anbernic and AYANEO. If the pricing is indeed leaning towards the affordable side, the Loki could open up the world of handheld gaming PCs to a new audience.

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At least you’re learning from the steam deck needs to be way more cheaper
 

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Not sure why they'd bother sticking with Windows, that's always gonna add $100 to the price, not to mention give you an inferior experience on a portable. Nice that these companies are filling in the cheaper pricing tiers for portable PCs, but it's gonna take a bigger player like ASUS to actually hit that same price-to-performance sweet spot that Valve did with Steam Deck.
Windows is actually free on small screens.
 

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arm to x64 emulation :/

maybe if someone raids apple's headquarters and steals that rosetta emulation code the pc world could get flipped on its head and arm cpus could become viable for computing/gaming, but for now the world's most revolutionary, power-efficient ARM cpus are just delegated to the boring scrubs table of mobile computing
 
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