Review Aya Neo Next Pro Review: A Pricey Steam Deck Competitor

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At this rate, there will be too many handhelds that will sell at a loss.

Sure, the idea of PC gaming on the go is great...provided that it appeals to the market. No one will buy this at its 1000$ price. You're better off getting a desktop or even Steam Deck which is the most approachable.
 

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I can't imagine the point for this product to even exist. Less hardware than a Steam Deck, and it runs Windows instead of Linux - a heavier OS. So even if it was the exact same hardware the Aya would be slower either way.

But less performance and more expensive? It's just weird. What makes it so much more expensive, because this clearly is well beyond the Windows Tax. The Windows tax isn't even a thing here.

When Valve makes SteamOS 3.0 available for general consumption with ISO files, I would like to see benchmarks of an Aya with Windows wiped out and Linux installed in its place. That should be cool.
 

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Its a neat idea.... However, very few pple will be willing to spend 1.5-1.6k on a handheld gaming console. Look around you, whats the most common gaming device you see?? Its the mobile phone. So pple arent short of options when it comes to gaming on the go.
 

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At this rate, there will be too many handhelds that will sell at a loss.

Sure, the idea of PC gaming on the go is great...provided that it appeals to the market. No one will buy this at its 1000$ price. You're better off getting a desktop or even Steam Deck which is the most approachable.
For a grand people could get a gaming laptop with a RTX 3050Ti/ 3060 in it and sure it isn't as portable as the handheld it would be able to play a lot more games at a higher quality and get 60+ fps.
 

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For a grand people could get a gaming laptop with a RTX 3050Ti/ 3060 in it and sure it isn't as portable as the handheld it would be able to play a lot more games at a higher quality and get 60+ fps.
Ah yes..the typical gaming laptop argument. Why do those things exist when they drain the battery so fast again?
 

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