AYN Loki Handheld Gaming PC is available for pre-order for $ 239 and up with Intel or AMD processor options

AYN Loki is one of the most affordable Windows-ready handheld gaming PCs to date. First announced last week, the AYN Loki is now available for pre-order for $ 239 and up.

Although the price is only for a model with entry-level specifications, you should be able to play less demanding games and retro titles. And if you need more horsepower, AYN makes a variety of Loki handheld devices, including models with higher-performance processors, extra memory and storage and larger batteries. But all models share some features, including screen, ports and built-in game controllers. Here is an overview of all the different versions of AYN Loki that will be launched soon.

AYN Loke

Each member of the AYN Loki family has a 6-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD screen. Each has 3.5mm headphone jacks, a USB-C port with support for video output and support for wireless connection to WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.

They also have all the RGB lights under the analog sticks, along the sides and on the back of the handheld device, so you can customize the look of your mobile gaming PC. And they all have user-upgradeable storage (assuming you can find an M.2 2230 SSD at a reasonable price).

AYN Loke

But AYN divides the family into four segments. The AYN Loki Mini and Mini Pro are the cheapest models, with either Intel Celeron or Pentium chips based on 12th generation Alder Lake U architecture or AMD’s new Mendocino processors which are budget chips that connect Zen 2 CPU cores with RDNA 2 graphics (although these are cheap chips and we expect as few as 2 GPU cores).

The main differences between the Mini and Mini Pro is that the Pro version has a slightly better Intel processor option and a larger battery, which also means that it is a bit thicker and heavier.

The intermediate area AYN Loke goes up to an AMD Ryzen 5 5600U processor with Radeon 660M graphics with 6 GPU cores. We expect prices for models with this chip to range from $ 499 for a 64GB SSD version to $ 699 for a 512GB model.

And then there’s the top of the line AYN Loki Pro, which features a Ryzen 7 6800U processor with Radeon 680M graphics with 12 GPU cores, 16 GB of LPDDR5 memory and 512 GB of storage. With a price tag of $ 775, it is the most expensive of the bunch, but offers computing power rather than a Steam Deck, while costing around $ 125 more than the Linux-powered computer.

AYN Loke

This makes the whole range look quite competitive with other handheld gaming PCs with x86 chips from GPD, ONEXPLAYER and AYA … although AYA also makes a game for the budget handheld space with its upcoming AYA Neo Air Plus, which is expected to have an AMD Mendocino processor and a starting price of $ 249.

Here is an overview of the specifications for all four models:

Loki Mini Loki Mini Pro Loki Loki Max
Show 6 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels
IPS LCD
Processor

Intel Celeron 7305 (Age Lake U w / 5 cores, 5 threads)

Intel Pentium 8505 (Age Lake U w / 5 cores, 6 threads)

or

AMD Mendocino (Zen 2)

AMD Ryzen 5 6600U
Zen 3+ architecture
6 cores / 12 threads
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Zen 3+ architecture
8 cores / 16 threads
Graphics

12th generation Intel UHD @ 1.1 GHz w / 48 eu

or

AMD RDNA 2

AMD Radeon 660M
6 GPU data cores
AMD Radeon 680M
12 GPU data cores
RAM

8 GB

LPDDR4x-4266 (Intel)

LPDDR5-6400 (AMD)

8GB / 16GB
LPDDR5-6400 MHz
16 GB
LPDDR5-6400 MHz
Storage 128 GB
M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe SSD
microSD card reader
128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB
M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe
microSD card reader
512 GB
M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe
microSD card reader
Wireless WiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Battery 26.5 Wh 40.5 Wh 46.2 Wh
Harbors USB 4.0 (Intel) or USB 3.2 (AMD)
3.5 mm sound
microSD card reader
USB 4
3.5 mm sound
microSD card reader
Control Full controls w / Xbox style layout
Hall sensor analog triggers
Gyroscope
Rumble support
Size and weight 15 mm thick

362 grams

20 mm thick

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Colors transparent black (AMD), white (Intel) black and white black and white black and white
Price $ 239 $ 279 (Intel)
$ 299 (AMD)
$ 489 (8GB / 128GB)
$ 579 (16GB / 256GB)
$ 649 (16GB / 512GB)
$ 775

AYN says that all models are expected to be shipped in the fourth quarter of 2022, but they go up for pre-order from June 1, 2022. Customers who place pre-orders can pay full price in advance for Loki Mini, Loki Mini Pro, or Loki Max, but folks who wants to reserve a Loki handheld with a Ryzen 5 6600U processor can put down a deposit of $ 25 for Loki and pay the balance closer to the shipping date.

While AYN is a relatively newcomer to the PC field, the company has already launched a fairly well-received product that shares some DNA with the upcoming Loki handheld device.

AYN Odin is a handheld game console with an ARM-based processor and Android-based software. It went up for pre-order last year through a crowdfunding campaign, and while the company has failed to ship everyone pre-orders yet, AYN has been pretty good at providing status updates and even has a shipping dashboard that supporters can use to get a feel for when their devices should ship.

AYN also says that people who supported the AYN Odin campaign will be able to get discounts on the sale prices of the new AYN Loki units when pre-orders open.

This article was first published on May 31, 2022 and last updated June 1, 2022 to reflect that, among other things, AYN Loki is now available for pre-order and that the Mini and Mini Pro models with Intel chips have updated specifications and will be available with Celeron 7305 or Pentium Gold 8505 processor options instead of Celeron 7300 and Pentium Gold 8500 as originally described.

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