AYA Neo Air handheld gaming PC is available for pre-order in China for US$650

That AYA Neo Air is a handheld gaming PC with an OLED display, an AMD Ryzen 5000U series processor with Radeon Vega graphics and a compact design – it’s just the size of a Nintendo Switch Lite. At 400 grams, the AYA Neo Air is also lighter than most other current generation handheld gaming computers and cheaper than most as well.

While global pricing and availability have not yet been announced, AYA has started accepting pre-orders in China with early bird prices as low as CNY4,399 (about US$650). Updated 05/29/2022: The AYA Neo Air will be available worldwide in early August, priced starting at $549 (or $499 for early adopters). For more details, see our article on the global launch of AYA Neo. The original article continues below.

While the AYA Neo Air is roughly the same price as a top-tier Steam Deck, the Steam Deck features an LCD display and ships with the Linux-based Steam OS, while the AYA Neo Air features and will feature an OLED screen shipped with Windows.

People in China can pre-order during a special “surprise” pre-order event that runs through May 18, but AYA hasn’t announced when the Neo Air will actually begin shipping to customers.

Despite the fact that the company is already taking pre-orders, AYA has yet to reveal any detailed specs for the handheld. But we do know that there’s an M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe SSD plus a microSD card slot for removable storage, RGB lighting effects under the analog sticks, a USB-C port and headphone jack, and a display with 109% NTSC color support has range.

Rumor has it that the processor will be an AMD Ryzen 5 5560U chip, which is a 6-core, 12-thread processor with AMD Zen CPU cores running at 2.3GHz base and 4GHz boost frequencies. The processor features an integrated 1.6 GHz AMD Radeon Vega 7 GPU. And the chip has a standard TDP of 15 watts but can be configured to run on as little as 10 watts or as high as 25 watts.

AYA also plans to release a larger, higher-performance handheld later this year called the AYA Neo 2. This model will have an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor with RDNA graphics. And the company has started teasing its first device with a keyboard, the upcoming AYA Neo Slide, which also has a Ryzen 7 6800U processor but has a display that slides up to reveal a backlit QWERTY keyboard .

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