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AYASpace Beta Updated (AYANEO)

 Some early opinions on the AYANEO Air have started to surface and it looks like there is are already a system update available for the AYANEO Air. Between more palatable pricing than the original AYANEO, aesthetic design, product marketing and a commitment to support, I'm definitely impressed.  AYASpace Beta  Update details From Twitter: 1.Fix: RGB lighting effect display is not synchronized in sleeping mode 2. New: Added AYANEO AIR firmware upgrade guide page 3. Optimization: Re-debug the RGB lighting effect display cycle 4. Optimization: Solve other potential issues and optimize software performance has released their initial review of the anticipated handheld on YouTube: 

AYANEO Flip Photos So Far (Mystery)

 We don't know much about the AYANEO Flip other than it's a clamshell device with recessed thumb-sticks, stacked triggers, should be running an AMD 6800U and it should be out late this year.  They've leaked out or dropped two artsy cropped photos (from a render) so far this week and that's about it... Hopefully we can see some full images soon... AYANEO Flip

Reserved An AYN Loki 256

 When it comes to the upcoming AYN Loki, there are quite a few options. I thought about getting a Loki Mini Pro which honestly seems like the best $ for $ value, but I decided to go for the AYN Loki 256. The Loki Mini Pro is more than enough for most retro gaming needs and pretty cheap at $279+ (the current price). Experts on PC gaming like @carygolomb on Twitter say to avoid the base Loki Mini at $239+ considering its a considerable downgrade in power and just a little cheaper.  The Loki Max is $775+ and looks to be a real beast considerably better than a Steam Deck. The main reason I opted for the Loki 256 at $579+ was to pick up the Loki model that was somewhere in the middle.  Fortunately, the Loki and Loki Max can be reserved for $25 down which is a great move by AYN. Unfortunately the Loki Mini and Loki Mini Pro have to be reserved at full price. Loki Preview: 

Anbernic Win600 Not Canceled

 There were a lot of reports recently that the Anbernic Win600 project has been scrapped but all of those rumors seem to have just been made up or from a faulty source.  It looks like they are setting it up using custom SteamOS and the project is still very much active. The big question will be price of course. Hopefully Anbernic starts dropping more information on this soon.   

AYANEO NEXT Looks Sharp (Handheld PC)

It looks like the new AYANEO NEXT models will be happening soon. They certainly look sharp and well designed. I wasn't  aware that it was this close to becoming a thing until Retro Game Corps tweeted about it: It appears there will be 3 different models (Base, NEXT Advance & NEXT Pro) of the AYANEO NEXT, and will all be viable alternatives for people who don't get a Steam Deck , although these are drastically more expensive. The base model runs $1265 on Indiegogo pre-order and increases to $1315 retail. The "Pro" model is $1465 on pre-order with a retail price of $1565. Personally, I'm sticking with the more capable Steam Deck at these prices.  Judging by the specs below,  these should be able to handle most handheld PC gaming desires but at a very high cost (price well above value I think)...

PowKiddy Handheld Running Windows 10?

Looks like PowKiddy might be working on a Windows 10 handheld. There's been a little charter about it on Discord but not much information to go off.... I'll file this one in the very loose rumor category with not much to go off. If true we'll eventually see something on their site. Source:

Reserving a Steam Deck Today! As long as you have a Steam account in good standing with previous game purchase(s) you can reserve a Steam Deck (shipping in December) today for $5 down.  There are 3 models available but only two seem like smart moves to me. The base model is only $399 but only has 64GB eMMC internal memory. That will pretty much lock you out of some fairly large games out of the gate.  I'm likely opting for the $529 model which has 256GB NVMe (much faster than eMMC) internal storage. There's also a $649 model with 512GB storage. If you plan to play big file current generation games, you'll definitely need 256 or 512. The 64GB model would be fine for older games and emulation. Running ROMs off a microSD wouldn't be an issue but you probably wouldn't want to run huge PC games off external storage.  Regardless I'm pretty excited about this recently announced handheld. We've been hearing rumors for months about it but wasn't expec

Handheld Gaming PC on Steroids: OneGX 1 Pro

The future of handheld PC gaming looks like its starting to really ramp up... it comes at a big price tag though (and likely worth it). If you haven't checked out the OneGX 1 Pro model from One-Netbook you need to do so now but break out the checkbook too.  Hit the link below for specs: Unfortunately for me this is way outside my budget but I'm hoping to at least get to check one out one day. The tech advances and manufacturing advances going on now will likely increase the quality of lower end options as well.  As I'm more geared towards retro gaming this beast would be a bit of overkill but I still want to check one out. Only thing I notice that I don't like for sure is the button style d-pad.