At CES 2024, Ayaneo showed off its latest portable gaming console Ayaneo Next Lite, all set to go head-to-head with the popular Steam Deck. What’s interesting is that instead of using the usual SteamOS, Ayaneo’s gadget runs on a tweaked version called HoloISO, adding a dash of mystery to what it brings to the gaming table. Join us in this article as we explore all the exciting details about this new competitor of Steam Deck.
The highly anticipated Ayaneo Next Lite generates a lot of excitement, and everyone’s eyes are focused on its pricing. It looks like a fantastic offer at a fair $299. Some are interested in its performance, nevertheless, as it lacks the best CPU currently on the market. Once this technology is on the market, we’ll have to wait and see how well it performs in the real world.
Features of Ayaneo Next Lite
Like the $549 Steam Deck OLED variant, the Next Lite has a seven-inch 800p screen, 16GB of RAM, and a 47Wh battery. Nevertheless, unlike the Ayaneo Next, which uses a Ryzen 7 5825U processor, it runs a Ryzen 7 4500U or 4800U processor with Vega 8 graphics. The Next Lite may not be as good as the $349 original Steam Deck because the prior chips are a little older.
Ayaneo explains that HoloISO aims to convert the Steam Deck’s SteamOS Holo readjust into a format that can be installed easily, offering an experience close to the official SteamOS. However, it’s important to note that there’s no guarantee games will work smoothly since Valve doesn’t officially support it.
Scheduled launch date
As previously mentioned, the Ayaneo Next Lite comes with a price tag of $299 and offers a range of “vibrant colors,” including the eye-catching seafoam green. The exciting news is that it is scheduled to begin shipping before the Chinese New Year, starting from February 10, 2024.