Chinese PC makers AYA and AYN have both announced plans to offer budget handheld gaming computers that undercut Valve’s Steam Deck on price by using AMD Mendocino or Intel’s entry-level Alder Lake-U processors. While we don’t know much about the performance of AMD’s chip yet, YouTuber Taki Udon has already begun running gaming tests on Intel’s Celeron 7305 and Pentium Gold 8505 processors, and the results look promising.

Meanwhile Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is set to begin next week, and while the focus will largely be on software, there’s a chance we could see some new hardware unveiled. A pair of reports from Bloomberg indicates that Apple is already testing a bunch of laptop and desktop computers with new M2-based processors. A major focus of this year’s keynote, though, could be iPad software. New multitasking features could further blur the lines between Apple’s tablets and the company’s notebooks.

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  1. Anyone not seeing new articles and comments unless you refresh with ctrl+shift+r? Doing a normal refresh, the latest article is the handheld chart plus 0 comments on this Lilbits one.

    Seems to only happen on this site for me.

    1. Same.

      Ctrl+F5: new stuff
      F5: Back to old stuff

      It happens to me on this site every now and then. Weird caching problem somewhere. I’m using Firefox. Maybe a Firefox bug.

    2. Same. Happens on my iPhone too but I don’t know how to bypass the cache when reloading like on my desktop.

      This has always been a weird thing on this site.

      1. It has sort of happened before, but not quite to the degree I’m seeing now, and I think it’s not just about browser cache because it seems like I can look at the site on one device (by pressing ctrl+f5 a lot) then go home and look at it on another device which hadn’t visited liliputing.com yet and I’ll still see old stuff.

  2. I hope AYN shows some Loki and Loki Max demos at various TDPs. I pre-ordered both just in case and will cancel one of them.

  3. I’m finding that Firefox Translations doesn’t work in ESR builds just yet. Still, I think it’s a very important thing to be able to translate things entirely offline, because google is the type of company that would automatically insert subtle narrative spin into the translations it produces as soon as it is able to do so reliably.

  4. I got the Loki Mini with the seemingly infamous Mendocino. Looking forward to videos for that one to decide whether to keep or cancel the pre-order.

  5. I got the Loki Mini Pro. Those videos are looking good. Been using my pocketable Win 2 for too long waiting for GPD. The Mini looks very pocketable. Especially jacket pockets.

    1. Yeah, looks like my Mini is going to be a nice upgrade from my Win 2. It’s great we’re finally seeing some devices in the pocketable (at least jacket pocket for the small people) x86 handheld space.