AYN first started life on the popular crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. Their debut was the Odin Android handheld, which is currently wowing people with how well it can run a plethora of gaming platforms. AYN have announced they will be releasing a lineup of more affordable handhelds. Called the AYN Loki, the Windows-based lineup is set to start at just $299.
AYN Loki specifications and pricing
Don’t get too excited though, as the price point will increase quite a bit depending on which version you go for. From what we know so far, there will be 3 variants of the AYN Loki. The entry-level $299 AYN Loki Mini has 64GB of storage and an Intel Alder Lake U chip. The standard version will include an AMD Ryzen 5 6600U chip, you can choose between 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage and will cost $499, $599, and $699, respectively.
If you really want to splash out though, you will be able to purchase the Loki Max. It will feature an upgraded AMD Ryzen 7 6800U chip, along with 512GB of storage. This variant of the Loki will be priced at $799.
To sum up AYN Loki pricing:
- Loki Mini (64GB, Intel Alder Lake U chip): $299
- (64GB, AMD Ryzen 5 6600U): $499
- (256GB, AMD Ryzen 5 6600U): $599
- (512GB, AMD Ryzen 5 6600U): $699
- Loki Max (512GB, AMD Ryzen 7 6800U): $799
Seems like a smart mix of variants and pricing. Companies generally use an ‘anchor price’ ($299 in this case) and then go up with more variants.
There isn’t a great deal known about the Ayn Loki, but I’m very excited to see how they perform. And for a sneak peak, here is a short video you can watch.
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It seems like an interesting year for handhelds, with companies vying for attention before they come up with the next generation of handhelds. Interestingly enough, there’s a nice mix of Android, Steam OS and Windows based handhelds in the pipeline.