Aya Neo has updated its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign with prices and availability for its updated Aya Neo Pro laptop PC and costs much more than the Steam Deck model. More specifically, the sale price is set at $ 1,215, with shipments in mid-September.
For anyone who missed the first Steam Deck reservations (or for any reason not interested in Valve's hardware), the Aya Neo remains one of the best gaming alternatives for handhelds. However, there is a considerable cost difference, especially for the Pro model.
What do you get when you waste it? Aya Neo Pro is a Ryzen 7 4800U, an 8-core / 16-wire APU with a 1.8 GHz base clock, a 4.2 GHz maximum increment clock, and 8 MB of L3 cache. Like Steam Deck's custom silicon, it's based on AMD's Zen 2 architecture. The normal Aya Neo is shipped with a Ryzen 5 4500U APU (6C / 6T, 2.3 GHz at 4 GHZ, 8 MB L3 cache).
It also includes 1 TB of built-in storage, while the base model (read: no Pro) can be purchased with 512 GB of storage for $ 925 or 1 TB for $ 1,015. Aya Neo plans to offer a 2 TB variant of the Aya Neo Pro at some point, but no details on pricing and availability have been announced yet.
When comparing the Aya Neo Pro with the Steam Deck, Valve's custom Zen 2 silicon features four cores and eight wires, so you'll get a meatier CPU with the Aya Neo Pro and double (or more) l 'storage. However, in terms of graphics, Steam Deck's RDNA 2 GPU is newer and more muscular than the built-in Vega graphics in the Aya Neo Pro.
Once again, Aya Neo offers two color options: Dark Star (black) and Light Moon (white). In addition, there is also an Aya Neo Pro Retro Power with 1 TB of storage for $ 1,315. The hardware is the same, but aims for a "classic hand color scheme, with light gray body, dark gray D-pad, purple face buttons and olive green shoulder buttons". along with an included dock (the dock is sold separately for non-retro models).
If you are interested, you can pre-order the Aya Neo Pro from the Aya store.