Ayaneo, a renowned specialist in handheld PCs, has unveiled its highly anticipated device, the Ayaneo Slide, on the crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo. With an early bird price of $699, the portable device has already exceeded its funding target by a factor of eight within hours of its launch. The Ayaneo Slide is expected to start shipping to customers in mid-December this year.
The Ayaneo Slide, categorized as a gaming handheld, features a 6-inch IPS screen and is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U chip. However, what truly sets it apart is its innovative sliding mechanism that reveals a full QWERTY keyboard with RGB backlighting. The screen can be tilted up to 30° towards the user, allowing for enhanced user experience.
Alongside its retro-computing charm, the Ayaneo Slide boasts impressive specifications. It offers a 6-inch IPS screen with a brightness of 400 nits and a wide color gamut of 120% sRGB. Memory configurations vary between 16 GB and 64 GB RAM, while storage options range from 512 GB to 4 TB SSD PCIe Gen4 storage. Furthermore, the device includes features such as RGB keyboard, Hypersound stereo, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and fingerprint recognition.
One notable feature that ensures efficient performance in the confined space of the Ayaneo Slide is its 3+2 cooling system. This innovative system utilizes three 8 mm copper heatpipes, two large-area copper plates, and a multitude of cooling fins. The device also incorporates a single high-pressure turbine fan to regulate air intake and expulsion.
While pledging support to crowdfunding campaigns can be enticing due to potential discounts and early access, it is important to weigh the risks involved. Ayaneo offers the early bird price of $699, but the full retail price will be $899. Waiting for the product to launch officially allows for the availability of third-party reviews, highlighting any potential design or implementation flaws.
The Ayaneo Slide is poised to revolutionize the handheld PC market, offering gamers and professionals alike a unique and portable solution for their computing needs.