The new Ayn gaming handheld computers of the new series (in 4 models) Loki arrive in pre-order, with several updated Intel and AMD options, and the recent Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
The new Ayn Loki gaming handhelds are official

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With the arrival of the Nintendi Switch and Steam Deck market, the fashion for handheld, handheld and gaming computers was born, with the consequent intervention of minor brands, such as GDP: the Chinese brand AYN, which had already launched with the Odin handheld, it has just started pre-orders of a new similar product, the Ayn Loki, scheduled in 4 variants, to satisfy all power and budget needs, shipping from the fourth quarter of 2022, starting from a price of 239 dollars.

The Ayn Loki, given its similarity to the Switch Lite console, respects the classic scheme with a screen surrounded by analog sticks, action buttons, D-Pad, and surmounted by two triggers: there is always the gyroscope used for movement management, and a vibrational motor to ensure an additional type of feedback. In all models, Loki Mini, Loki Mini Pro, Loki, and Loki Max, a 6-inch IPS LCD screen is adopted, with 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution. Another common element is the backlight, green, white, and purple, behind the analog sticks, on the sides, and on the logo behind.

The Loki Mini features a 5-core and 5-thread processor from the 12th gen Intel, U series, here in the guise of Intel Celeron 7305: on the graphic level, it is accompanied by an integrated Intel UHD graphics card, with 48 processing cores, 1.1 GHz operating frequency, 12th generation. The Loki Mini Pro always has an option for the Intel Alder Lake U series, with the Pentium 8505 and the same iGPU as the first model but, in the case of its variant with AMD Mendocino with Zen 2 architecture, it can use an iGPU AMD RDNA 2. In terms of memories, the two Loki Mini always have 8 GB of RAM, LPDDR4x-4266 in the case of Intel, LPDDR5-6400 in the case of AMD while the storage, complete with a microSD reader, counts on 128 GB of M.2 2230 SSD via PCIe NVMe interface.

In terms of ports, there is also a 3.5 mm jack, and USB (4.0 for Intel and 3.2 for AMD): the connections in both Mini models are substantiated in Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6, but the battery is from 26.5 Wh only in the Loki Mini, while the Loki Mini Pro console uses the same 40.5 Wh capacity as in the intermediate Loki (the standard one).

Moving on to the latter and the Loki Max, both use AMD U series APUs with Zen 3+ architecture: the former, however, opts for an AMD Ryzen 5 6600U with 6 cores and 12 threads, flanked by an AMD Radeon 660M iGPU with 6 core, while the second runs on a Ryzen 7 6800U with 8 cores and 16 threads, assisted by a Radeon 680M GPU with double the core processing units.

Both Ayn Loki. intermediate and Max, use LPDDR5-6400 MHz RAM: the first declines it in 8 or 16 GB denominations, while the second provides only the maximum option. On the storage level, also in this case there is the microSD reader and the adoption of an SSD M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe storage: the intermediate model also in this case offers more choice, with options from 128, 256 and 512 GB, against only 512 GB of the Max.

The framework of the last two Ayn ‚Äč‚ÄčLoki closes the connective structure, with Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E, and that of autonomy since, compared to the intermediate, which as mentioned has the same 40.6 Wh battery as the Mini Pro , the Loki Max uses a 46.2 Wh.


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