The primary non-Valve system with SteamOS preinstalled is about to ship: Ayaneo simply introduced its subsequent handheld gaming PC, the Subsequent Lite, is working the open-source working system.
Ayaneo is pitching the Subsequent Lite as an economical choice, however we don’t know an excessive amount of in regards to the system simply but or how a lot it can price. It has a seven-inch 800p display, a 47Wh battery, and Corridor impact joysticks, in line with an Ayaneo weblog put up. The corporate can be promoting “vibrant colours” that embody a handsome seafoam inexperienced and “high-end craftsmanship.”
However we don’t but know what chip powers the hand-held, so it’s laborious to know the way its efficiency would possibly stack up in opposition to different gadgets.
I just like the orange buttons, too. Picture: Ayaneo
Not itemizing a value looks like a giant omission if it is going to be marketed as a probably cheaper choice than different handhelds in the marketplace. It may very well be going up in opposition to Valve’s remaining inventory of $349 Steam Decks, whereas the present Ayaneo Subsequent sells for $1,315.
The corporate is promoting that “subscriptions” for the hand-held will open on Thursday night time, creating the potential for a distinct pricing strategy than a one-time buy or crowdfunding. In the event you’re , these subscriptions can be obtainable at 9:30PM ET on January 11th on Ayaneo’s web site. If you wish to know the way we’ve preferred different Ayaneo handhelds, take a look at our opinions of the Ayaneo Subsequent and Ayaneo 2.