The recently announced AYA Neo Pro handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch display, built-in game controllers, and an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U processors is now available for pre-order from the AYA website.

Expected to ship in September, the new model features an upgraded processor and all of the other recent hardware upgrades that AYA promised for the 2021 version of the little gaming computer. Prices start at $1215 for new customers, but folks who already pre-ordered through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and have yet to receive the device do have some cheaper upgrade options.

The AYA Neo looks a bit like a Nintendo Switch, but it’s a full-fledged Windows computer with an AMD Renoir processor, Radeon Vega graphics, and integrated game controllers surrounding a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen display.

The original AYA Neo Founder Edition and the new standard edition models for 2021 feature 6-core, 6-thread AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processors. You can pre-order this model from the AYA website $925 and up if you haven’t already placed an order.

If you did already pre-order, but you’re still waiting for the AYA Neo 2021 edition to ship, you have until August 20th to upgrade to the AYA Neo Pro for $200 to $300, depending on the purchase you had already reserved. The upgrade channel will get you an AYA Neo Pro Retro Power Edition with a Ryzen 7 4800U processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, a special color scheme for the case and buttons, and a mobile docking station.

Note that this upgrade option is only available to Indiegogo backers, it’s only available for a little over a week, and you’ll need to enter your original order number in order to get this upgrade option.

Alternately, if you’re looking to spend your money on a handheld gaming PC, but you’re hoping to spend less than $1215, there are a few other options. The GPD Win Max 2021 is up for pre-order through an Indiegogo campaign for $999 and up, while the Valve Steam Deck may be the most affordable model, starting at just $399. The first units aren’t expected to ship until December though, and new orders placed today won’t ship until next year.

via AYA Neo Indiegogo Aug 12 Update

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  1. I think it would’ve been interesting to see a prototype handheld version from AMD from every generation. And then compare their performance and battery life, and see the progress. For instance, in a 15W envelope, hypothetically:

    2017, 16nm, Zen1, 2c4t, GCN-4, 4CU
    2018, 12nm, Zen+, 4c4t, GCN-5, 6CU
    2019, 8nm, Zen2, 4c8t, rdna-1, 8CU
    2020, 6nm, Zen3, 8c8t, rdna-2, 12CU
    2021, 4nm, Zen4, 8c16t, rdna-3, 16CU
    2022, 3nm, Zen4+, 16c16t, rdna-4, 24CU
    etc etc…

  2. Behold children: a device that once caught the wonder of all the tech boys and girls across the globe….That was until a company named Valve saved the day with a device that starts at 1/3 (!!!!) of the price, a warranty you can trust and enough power to run the vast majority of games you’ve all grown to love. So children, what is it that we do when we see things like this? Exactly….
    Look at it! Look at it and laugh!!!!

    …..can’t wait for my Steam Deck to arrive around this time next year…sniff

      1. I don’t know, I thought it was pretty funny. Anyway, it’s true that it’s not out however AMD and Valve both seem to be taking this venture seriously and several well known youtubers have had hands on experiences with near production hardware. I have a high amount of faith that the Steam Deck will come to markey later this year or early 2022.

        1. I just read that article you shared and daaaang! It read like an obituary for the Neo.
          Direct quote:
          In the same scene and similar settings, the Deck offers 59 FPs compared to 37 FPS on Aya Neo. That means that Steam Deck is 59.4% faster than Aya Neo.

          This is beyond what I could have hoped for in holding out and not buying the GPD Win 3, or the One X Player (never cared for the design tbh) or the Aya Neo. Remember just a few months ago how the Neo was lauded as “The One” (pun intended)? Now they are trying all kinds of gimmicks to drum up interest. Look, I am all for more competition, but the bar has been set and good luck to any other company entering space going forward.

    1. This about sums up my thoughts on the matter. Although, I probably would have added a plug for linux.

      All Hail The Steam Deck Baby!

      Best,

      Steven B.

      1. Linux on this machine will work very well, no doubt about that in my mind. However I will most likely install Windows 10 or 11 on this as I plan on using it as a PC in the living room as well ( a HTPC, if you will).

        1. I think it would’ve been interesting to see a prototype handheld version from AMD from every generation. And then compare their performance and battery life, and see the progress. For instance, in a 15W envelope, hypothetically:

          2017, 16nm, Zen1, 2c4t, GCN-4, 4CU
          2018, 12nm, Zen+, 4c4t, GCN-5, 6CU
          2019, 8nm, Zen2, 4c8t, rdna-1, 8CU
          2020, 6nm, Zen3, 8c8t, rdna-2, 12CU
          2021, 4nm, Zen4, 8c16t, rdna-3, 16CU
          2022, 3nm, Zen4+, 16c16t, rdna-4, 24CU
          etc etc…