AYANEO Next Lite - release date, price, and specs


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Silently and without any fuss, AYANEO has expanded its Next series of handheld PCs with the introduction of the Next Lite.

This new model has quickly caught the attention of the gaming world, offering a budget-friendly alternative to the Steam Deck and standing out as the first non-Valve handheld PC pre-installed with SteamOS.

In this guide, we delve into the key details that you need to know about the AYANEO Next Lite, including its release date, pricing, and specifications.

AYANEO Next Lite specs

AYANEO Next Lite
Display
7-inch 800P IPS screen
CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U/AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
Memory
16GB LPDDR4x
Storage Options
128GB/512GB
Battery
47Wh
Size
267 x 112 x 22mm
Weight
720gm
Connectivity
WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2
Ports
2x Full Function USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C | 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (data only) | 3.5mm headphone jack

The AYANEO Next Lite is a portable gaming console with a 7-inch, 1200x800 IPS screen, and it runs on a third-party version of SteamOS called HoloISO. It is powered by a 47Wh battery, ensuring sustained performance for gaming on the go.

The handheld console offers two APU configurations: the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U. Both of these CPUs utilise AMD’s Vega graphics, with the 4800U having a slight edge with more cores and threads, as well as Vega 8.

Images and features of the AYANEO Next Lite
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As for the memory, the AYANEO Next Lite features 16GB of RAM. Storage options vary between models, with the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U offering 128GB and 512GB, and the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U available exclusively with a 512GB configuration.

For controls, the Next Lite is equipped with hall-sensing joysticks and triggers, which utilize magnetic sensors for more precise and responsive input. This technology offers improved accuracy compared to traditional analog sticks and triggers.

AYANEO Next Lite release date and price

The pricing of the AYANEO Next Lite varies depending on the CPU and storage configuration. While the base model retails for $299, the top-tier model, equipped with a more powerful CPU and larger storage capacity, is priced at $399.

Here is the detailed breakdown of the price of AYANEO Next Lite:

AYANEO Next Lite Configuration
Price
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U + 128GB
$299
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U + 512GB
$349
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U + 512GB
$399

The release of the AYANEO Next Lite is scheduled with its shipping set to commence just before the Chinese New Year, on February 10, 2024. Pre-orders for this eagerly anticipated console began earlier, on January 11, 2024.

That covers everything about the new AYANEO Next Lite. While you are here, read about the AYANEO Flip DS and AYANEO AM01 and AM02.

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