AYANEO game console breaks records for compactness and power
The new AIR 1S game console from AYANEO promises to please its owners with an unprecedented combination of AMD Phoenix processor performance with record-breaking thickness and lightness.
The standard version of the portable game console weighs 450g with a body thickness of 21.6mm, and it already looks quite impressive. Recall that Steam Deck released last year from the American company Valve was more than 200 grams heavier and almost twice as thick. But the manufacturer decided not to stop there and presented to potential buyers a lightweight Ultra Thin & Light model weighing 405 g and 18 mm thick, released in a limited series.
Among other significant characteristics of the console:
- An AMD Ryzen 7 Series 7840U processor boasting eight cores and 16 threads, delivering 25W when connected to a power source and 20W when offline.
- Integrated graphics core Radeon 780M.
- A 10,050 mAh (38 Wh) battery for the standard model and a 7,350 mAh (28 Wh) battery for the Ultra Thin & Light.
- Latest LPDDR5X RAM available in 16GB or 32GB for a base model; in a single 32 GB for the Light version.
- High-speed NVMe M.2 2280 SSD with storage options ranging from a modest 512 GB to a hefty 4 TB (2 TB for the light version).
- Two connectors for USB4, a slot for microSD, TF, BT 5.2, headphones.
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 6E.
Are there any disadvantages?
The only weak point of the novelty is, perhaps, only displays with a diagonal of 5.5 inches for both models, which allows you to play with relative convenience, but still inferior to the 7-inch screens of most competitors. However, Full HD resolution, DCI-P3 color space with 99% coverage and peak brightness of 350 nits make up for this disadvantage – if you can even call it that – and allow you to fully enjoy the game.
Sales start on July 11th. The base model AYANEO AIR 1S will cost gamers at least $899, the upper price bar, depending on the configuration, is currently designated as $1259.