Ayaneo, a company known for its handheld gaming PCs, just introduced its new product, the Next Lite.
AYANEO Next Lite Specs
- AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
- AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
- Display: 7″ IPS
- RAM: 16GB
- Input: Joysticks, Hall Triggers
- Battery: 47W
- OS: Windows 11
The handheld won’t come with an official version of SteamOS. Instead, it will have a modified version called HoloISO. The device’s ability to run the software smoothly seems less likely to happen without Valve’s official support.
According to the company’s recent statement on X (Twitter), the device will be powered by Windows 11 instead of HoloISO.
Following the announcement of the operating system for AYANEO NEXT LITE, players and friends have shown great interest and engaged in lively discussions. Some players provided feedback indicating the continued preference for a Windows operating system. “Real Gamers, Know Gamers,” and in response to this valuable feedback, we are pleased to announce that AYANEO NEXT LITE will come pre-installed with the genuine Windows 11 64-bit Home Edition operating system. Of course, players can still choose to install HoloISO on their own. AYANEO’s official website provides HoloISO system images that are officially adapted and compatible for players to download and experience. The streamlined and efficient HololSO system aims to offer players a more convenient game management, smooth and stable gaming performance, lower overall power consumption, and native compatibility with both controllers and touchscreen operations. This approach aligns with the gaming habits of handheld device users, providing players with a richer selection of operating systems.
In their press release, Ayaneo highlighted that the Next Lite is a budget-friendly choice for gamers who want a handheld that runs SteamOS but doesn’t necessarily want to go for the Steam Deck. The price of the Ayaneo Next Lite is set at $299.
One cool thing about the Next Lite is that it will be available in various colors. It has a 7-inch screen with 800p resolution and a 47W battery.
It also features Hall Effect joysticks, but Ayaneo hasn’t shared details about its CPU and GPU. In the past, they’ve used Intel and AMD CPUs and AMD graphics in their devices.
This announcement is quite a standout, especially because it’s the first non-Steam handheld gaming PC to use SteamOS. Plus, the multiple color options are a nice touch.