The Ayaneo 2 is now available for pre-order as part of an Indiegogo campaign. In principle, crowdfunding campaigns are associated with a financial risk that should not be underestimated, but the crowdfunding campaign should only be a pre-order campaign in disguise, since the manufacturer already has several Portable devices available (affiliate link).
The Ayaneo2 and the Ayaneo Geek are currently available for pre-order. Both handhelds are powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U. These not only bring eight Zen 3+ cores, but also a Radeon 680M-type graphics solution. This is based on the RDNA2 architecture. There is a USB 4.0 interface which, according to the manufacturer, can also be used with external graphics cards. The screen always measures seven inches diagonally, the resolution is 1920 x 1200 or 1280 x 800 pixels. The brightness is rated at 400 cd/m².
Depending on the selected variant, the main memory measures 16 or 32 gigabytes, using LPDDR5 memory with a clock frequency of 6,400 MHz. While the M.2 2280 SSD of the Ayaneo 2 connects via PCIe 4.0, the Ayaneo Geek only connect via PCIe 3.0. Compared to the Ayaneo 2, the Ayaneo Geek lacks a system that is supposed to add appropriate vibrations to games without a native vibration function using sound analysis.
Each of the handheld devices weighs about 660 grams and measures 265 x 106 millimeters, although the thickness is different. The joysticks use Hall sensors, which shouldn’t cause drift. Shoulder buttons, action buttons and a directional pad are available. The battery has a capacity of 50.25 Wh.
At least €770 is being raised for the Ayaneo Geek as part of the crowdfunding campaign, and at least €974 for the Ayaneo 2. Potential supporters should inquire about import duties.
I have been a journalist for over ten years, most of it in the field of technology. I’ve worked for Tom’s Hardware and ComputerBase, among others, and since 2017 I’ve also worked for Notebookcheck. My current focus is in particular on mini PCs and single board computers like Raspberry Pi, i.e. compact systems with many possibilities. In addition, there is a weakness for all kinds of wearables and especially for smart watches. I work full time as a laboratory engineer, so I’m not far from scientific contexts or the interpretation of complex measurements.
Introvert. Beer guru. Communicator. Travel fanatic. Web advocate. Certified alcohol geek. Tv buff. Subtly charming internet aficionado.