Ayaneo Steam Deck Rivals Fail To Match Valve’s Price
Ayaneo has just announced the price of two steam bridge rivals, and the cheapest model costs nearly $1,000. The new lineup offers a similar experience to Valve’s portable gaming PC, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer for an appropriately priced competitor to emerge.
According to advertiserst, the Ayaneo 2 and Ayaneo Geek cost a bit more than the Steam Deck, with respective prices starting at $949 and $1,099 USD. The cheapest Geek model matches Valve’s top-end device with a 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM, but uses a punchier 7 6800U APU.
If you’re looking for better than the Deck specs, the beefier Ayaneo 2 and Geek variants come with 32GB of memory and a 2TB chonkier drive. Of course, the bloated spec options come with loftier labels, and the most expensive of the bunch will set you back $1,549 USD.
It’s worth noting that Ayaneo is offering a limited “super early bird” discount on the new line of portable gaming PCs, meaning you can grab the cheapest Geek variant for $799. That’s still more than Valve’s 512GB Steam Deck, but Ayaneo’s AMD Zen 3+ APU might help sweeten the deal.
The Ayaneo 2 and the Ayaneo Geek are slated to arrive in December, but the company is arguably still catering to the premium scene, rather than really trading blows with Valve. That said, Steam Deck orders are temporarily on hiatus in Canada, so time-pressed enthusiasts might end up opting for a price alternative rather than waiting.