The Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide both have specifications that could challenge the Steam Deck

Mobile device manufacturer Aya Neo has added the Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide to its lineup of gaming laptops, both of which are set to come with an upgraded Ryzen 7 6800U chip and a Radeon 680M graphics processor integrated with RDNA 2 graphics, according to a report from narrow. The Radeon 680M iGPU is capable of pushing 3.38 teraflops, more than twice the 1.6 teraflops offered by Steam Deck.

as pointed out Tom’s devicesThe Ryzen 7 6800 APU (APU) has eight cores and runs on the faster Zen 3 plus chassis. It also comes with an integrated Radeon 680M iGPU, which has 12 computing units (CUs). For comparison, the Steam Deck has a quad-core AMD APU It runs on older Zen 2 architecture and an iGPU with RDNA 2 graphics and eight controllers. Based on those specs, the Neo 2 and Neo Slide could have the potential to outperform the Steam Deck — but we won’t know for sure until we see the hardware in play.

Aya Neo 2 has rounded corners and a Nintendo-like color scheme.
picture: Aya New

While the Slide and Neo 2 will both come with support for LPDDR5-6400 RAM, Aya says the Neo 2 will also have PCIe 4.0 storage, USB 4.0 ports, as well as a fingerprint scanner. In addition to some interior sporting upgrades, the machine’s exterior has also been overhauled. Neo swaps 2 Advance payment Harder edges for rounder corners, making them look more edge-like Aya New Next device The company released earlier this year. It also has an updated dark/light gray color scheme that reminds me of classic Nintendo consoles.

However, the Neo Slide comes with a more interesting design. As its name suggests, the screen slides up to reveal a RGB backlit keyboard, like a larger version of Motorola Droid 4 (and other old phones) that have the same function. It’s unclear how well this will work, but it would be great to move the screen up and start writing to friends without too much interruption to the gameplay.

The screen moves on the Aya Neo Slide to reveal the RGB keyboard.
picture: Aya New

Aya Neo hasn’t provided release dates for the Neo Slide or the Neo 2, but says it’s coming later this year. And while there aren’t any pricing details either, the hardware probably won’t come cheap – Verse New, Verse New Pro and Verse New Next They all cost over $1,000, far more than the $399 starting price of Steam Deck. We might see prices (hopefully) closer to Steam Deck with the Aya Neo The next entry-level New AirHowever, there will obviously be a trade-off when it comes to performance.

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