AYN adds Intel Core i3-1215U and 16GB RAM options to Loki Mini Pro handheld gaming PCs

When AYN began taking pre-orders for its first Windows-powered handheld gaming PC earlier this month, customers had the choice of AYN’s affordable Loki Mini or Mini Pro models with Intel Celeron or Pentium processors or a AMD Mendocino chip or higher to choose budget Loki and Loki Max models with AMD Ryzen 6000U chips.

Now there’s another option for people who want a budget device with a little more horsepower. If you pre-order an AYN Loki Mini Pro, you can now pay up to an Intel Core i3-1215U processor and a slightly larger battery and/or up to 16GB of RAM for a small additional charge.

Like all members of the AYN Loki range, the Loki Mini and Mini Pro feature a 6-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display surrounded by game controllers. But while models with Ryzen 6000U chips and AMD RDNA 2 graphics sell for $489 to $775, the Loki Mini models are positioned as budget options with prices ranging from $260 to $389.

In related news, it looks like AYN has decided Not offering a $239 model with an Intel Pentium 7305 processor, which was originally expected to be the most affordable option. Instead, the entry-level Loki Mini now comes with an AMD Mendocino processor. But people who have already pre-ordered can instead contact AYN for a free upgrade to a Loki Mini Pro with an Intel Pentium 8505 chip.

This means there are now a total of six pricing/configuration options for the Loki Mini series:

  • Loki Mini with AMD Mendocino / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD / 26.5Wh battery for $260
  • Loki Mini Pro with Pentium 8505 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD / 40.5Wh battery for $279
  • Loki Mini Pro with Pentium 8505 / 16GB RAM / 128GB SSD / 40.5Wh battery for $319
  • Loki Mini Pro with AMD Mendocino / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD / 40.5Wh battery for $299
  • Loki Mini Pro with Core i3-1215U / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD / 46.2 Wh battery for €349 (new)
  • Loki Mini Pro with Core i3-1215U / 16GB RAM / 128GB SSD / 46.2Wh battery for $389 (New)

Here’s the full rundown of the AYN Loki configurations as of June 29, 2022:

Loki Mini Loki Mini Pro Loki LokiMax
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1920×1080 pixels

AMD Mendocino (Zen 2)

Intel Pentium 8505 (Alder Lake U with 5 cores, 6 threads)


Intel Core i3-1215U (Alder Lake U (6 cores, 8 threads)


AMD Mendocino (Zen 2)

AMD Ryzen 5 6600U
Zen 3+ architecture
6 cores / 12 threads
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Zen 3+ architecture
8 cores / 16 threads

12th Gen Intel UHD @ 1.1GHz with 48 EU (7305/8505)

12th Gen Intel UHD @ 1.1GHz with 64eu (1215)



AMD Radeon 660M
6 GPU cores
AMD Radeon 680M
12 GPU cores


LPDDR4x-4266 (Intel)

LPDDR5-6400 (AMD)

8GB / 16GB
storage 128GB
M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe SSD
microSD card reader
128GB / 256GB / 512GB
M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe
microSD card reader
M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe
microSD card reader
Wireless WiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
battery 26.5Wh 40.5Wh (Pentium 8505)
46.2 Wh battery (Core i3-1215U)
ports USB 4.0 (Intel) or USB 3.2 (AMD)
3.5mm audio
microSD card reader
3.5mm audio
microSD card reader
controllers Full controller with Xbox style layout
Hall sensor analog trigger
Rumble support
height Weight 15mm thick

362 grams

20mm thick






Colours transparent black (AMD), white (Intel) Black-and-white Black-and-white Black-and-white
Price $260 $279 (Intel)
$299 (AMD)
$489 (8GB / 128GB)
$579 (16GB / 256GB)
$649 (16GB / 512GB)

The new option probably shouldn’t come as such a surprise. AYN has taken on rival AYA in the budget handheld space. AYA announced the Neo Air Plus the same week that AYN introduced the Loki line of handhelds. Both companies offer some models with starting prices below $300, and the two companies appeared to be adjusting their pricing and CPU options in real-time in response to each other’s announcements.

Overall, the handheld gaming pc space looks a lot a lot of More competitive in 2022 than a year ago.

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