Tired of cat-and-mouse for the Beef Accouter in Australia? These Ayaneo alternatives are account a look

Ayaneo handheld gaming PC
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Gamers in Australia accept got the asperous end of the stick back it comes to actuality able to buy a Steam Deck, but Valve's little carriageable gaming PC isn't the alone one on the market. While Australians accumulate waiting, added companies accept an befalling to footfall in. Ayaneo is gearing up to absolution its own gaming handheld, and while it's expensive, it packs in some austere accouterments and adds adaptability the Beef Accouter lacks.

There are two Ayaneo consoles advancing to the Australian market, and both are accessible for pre-order from a array of accepted retailers, including Amazon, JB Hi-Fi, and others. The Ayaneo Abutting Handheld PC is up for pre-order for an eye-watering AU$2,089, while the cheaper Ayaneo Air Pro Handheld PC is listed for AU$1,249. The added big-ticket Abutting is due to be appear on Baronial 31 while the Air Pro is set to chase after in the year, on November 10.

Two admirable is absolutely a lot to pay for a handheld, but it does appear with some absorbing hardware. A able 8C/16T AMD Ryzen 7 5825U CPU with 8 Radeon Vega 8 cartoon cores, 16GB of ram and a 1TB SSD goes a way to answer the cost. A 7-inch 1280×800 blow awning IPS affectation should attending acceptable too.

Probably the better backbone of the Ayaneo Abutting is that it runs Windows by default. Which agency it will not alone run all of your Beef games, but additionally those from GOG, Epic, Xbox Bold Pass, Ubisoft, Origin, or any added launcher. Not to acknowledgment it will run Windows apps too.

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With its able hardware, The Ayaneo Abutting is absolutely a appealing appropriate PC in its own right. It's got two Type-C USB ports with DisplayPort 1.4 abutment which agency you could bung it into a 4K adviser and use the added with a hub to add a keyboard, abrasion or added peripherals.

The Ayaneo Air Pro is still a few months abroad from actualization and its specs could be accountable to change. It includes an AMD Ryzen 5 5560U with 6 Vega cartoon cores and a 5.5in OLED screen. At AU$1,249 its amount is a lot added palatable, admitting a 5.5in awning is on the baby side.

While the Ayaneo Abutting ticks a lot of boxes, it could attempt adjoin the Beef Accouter not alone on price, but additionally adjoin the Beef ecosystem. Valve can allow to subsidise the amount of its consoles abundant like Sony or Microsoft does. Any added handheld architect will face the aforementioned aggressive headwinds.

But the added adaptability and added able accouterments of the Ayaneo abutting will win over some buyers. Plus, there's the actuality it will absolutely be available! The Steam Deck's Australian release is boilerplate in sight, so if you're afterwards a able handheld animate that doubles as a appropriate PC, the Ayaneo Abutting is absolutely account a look.

Chris Szewczyk
Hardware Writer

Chris' gaming adventures go aback to the mid-nineties aback he bamboozled his parents into affairs an 'educational PC' that was calmly baffled to comedy Doom and Tie Fighter. He developed a adulation of acute overclocking that destroyed his accumulation admitting the cheaper accouterments on action via his job at a PC store. To allow added LN2 he began cheating as a analyst for VR-Zone afore jumping the fence to assignment for MSI Australia. Aback then, he's gone aback to journalism, agilely reviewing the latest and greatest apparatus for PC & Tech Authority, PC Powerplay and currently Australian Claimed Computer annual and PC Gamer. Chris still puts far too abounding hours into Borderlands 3, consistently appetite to become a added able killer.