The Ayaneo Kun was revealed a few months ago as an interesting product to compete with the likes of Steam Deck and ASUS ROG Ally. Visually, it is an interesting handheld PC with all the packages you expect from premium devices. However, it has a unique perk that can make it even more interesting than the ROG Ally in terms of power.
AYANEO Kun – A Powerful Handheld with Ryzen 7
The Handheld comes with 54W mode and it’s way above what we currently have in the PC handheld scene. It launches the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U chip into uncharted territory. Especially when AMD itself only reports a configurable TDP of up to 30W. The 30W limit is the furthest we’ve seen the Ryzen silicon pushed in a system like the ROG Ally, Lenovo Legion Go, or OneXFly. Theoretically, the 54W mode makes it the most powerful handheld so far.
According to Ayaneo, the 54W mod can be used unplugged, but is more suitable for plugged use, due to the power consumption of this particular mode. The company states that the expected uptime for the 54W mode is when you’re running it on the battery and is predicting around 49 minutes of game time. That’s not a long time, but still, it could be worse. The console has a 75Wh battery that considering the horsepower does a decent job. It takes 30% of the volume in the Kun device.
It is worth noting that the Ayaneo Kun is not the cheapest handheld out there. The console will cost $999 during the early bird campaign. For that price, you get the 16 GB RAM and 512 GB version. It’s way more expensive than the ASUS ROG Ally, and much more than the Steam Deck. You get the power, but there is a price for it. The Ayaneo Kun goes up to $1,949 price for the 64 GB RAM / 4 TB SSD version.
The AYANEO Kun starts going under the pre-order run from tomorrow on Indiegogo but will start to properly ship in October.