If you are in the market for a new gaming handheld console, GPD Win 4 and Aya Neo 2021 Pro are two of the best choices out there besides Steam Deck.
As GPD Win 4 nears release, we thought it would be an excellent time to compare the device to one of the closest competitors, the Aya Neo 2021 Pro. Both are powerful devices, but you will need to choose between the two depending on your needs and preferences.
So, let’s compare their features, specs, and prices to help you make an informed decision.
GPD Win 4 Vs Aya Neo Pro: Form Factor & Display
The Aya Neo Pro is relatively large and bulky, measuring 255mm x 106mm x 20mm and weighing 640 grams. On the other hand, GPD Win 4, has a compact form factor. With its sleek dimensions of 220mm x 92mm x 28mm and 570 grams weight, it is the world's smallest handheld PC to date.
With a 6-inch touch screen, the GPD Win 4 offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 pixels with a refresh rate of 40 and 60Hz respectively. The Aya Neo Pro sports a 7-inch touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and a refresh rate of 60Hz, matching Steam Deck.
GPD Win 4 seems to be the winner here as it offers a smaller, sleeker design along with a superior display.
GPD Win 4 Vs Aya Neo Pro: CPU & GPU
CPU and GPU are the most important components when it comes to gaming. So, let's see what exactly are the differences between these two.
The Aya Neo Pro sports an AMD Ryzen R7 4800U processor with an 8 core 16 thread central processing unit that is clocked at 4.2 GHz (max boost). As for the GPU, the console comes with an 8-core AMD Radeon Graphics with a clock speed up to 1.75 GHz.
GPD Win 4 is powered by AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor (8 core 16 thread) that caps out at 4.70 GHz. It has a 12-core AMD Radeon 680M GPU which runs at a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz.
Clearly, GPD Win 4 looks more powerful than Aya Neo Pro in terms of CPU and GPU. You will get better FPS and performance with the GPD Win 4. If you looking for sheer power and performance, then the GPD Win 4 is the better choice.
GPD Win 4 Vs Aya Neo Pro: Memory & Storage
Aya Neo Pro boasts 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM clocked at 4266 MHz. Whereas, GPD Win 4 is equipped with 16/32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM clocked at 6400 MT/z.
When it comes to storage, GPD Win 4 offers 1 TB and 2 TB (SSD) variants. On the other hand, Aya Neo Pro only offers a 1 TB (SSD) variant, which is enough for most users.
As far as memory and storage are concerned, the GPD Win 4 has the edge over Aya Neo Pro as it features the latest DDR5 technology and has a higher speed and capacity than its competitor.
GPD Win 4 Vs Aya Neo Pro: Which Is The Best?
There is no doubt that both consoles are capable of playing most games. But which one is the best?
GPD Win 4 beats Aya Neo Pro in all aspects. Another notable feature of GPD Win 4 is that it can run both Steam OS and Windows 11. Also, it has a concealed physical keyboard which is very useful for PC software. So, which one should you get?
Well, pricing is another important factor that has a big say in your decision. While Aya Neo Pro costs above $1200, the price of GPD Win 4 hasn't been revealed yet. However, it should be above $1200 as GPD Win 3 costs around $1200.
Price-wise, the two devices appear to have only a slight difference (approx. 100 - 200$). However, specification-wise, GPD Win 4 is far superior to the Aya Neo Pro.
We can therefore say without a doubt that GPD Win 4 is the best handheld gaming console among the two. But is GPD Win 4 better than Steam Deck?