Ayaneo, a leading brand in handheld gaming PCs, is set to release its newest addition, the Kun. This highly anticipated device is expected to be available for pre-order on September 5, with an Indiegogo campaign starting at 8AM ET.
Compared to Ayaneo’s previous gaming handhelds, the Kun takes the crown with its impressive specifications. While it features a similar processor to the ROG Ally, what sets it apart is its massive 8.4-inch display, even larger than the already sizable Steam Deck. The display boasts a 1600p resolution, outshining the Steam Deck’s 720p screen and the ROG Ally’s 1080p displays. Additionally, the Kun’s display is much brighter with 500 nits compared to the Steam Deck’s 400 nits. This combination of size and brightness promises an exceptional visual experience for gamers.
However, the large and bright display may come at the cost of battery life. The Kun is equipped with a 75Wh (19500mAh) battery, which may be impacted by the power-hungry display. Ayaneo’s internal tests suggest that the Kun can last for approximately 49 minutes on extreme settings, though the company does not recommend using these settings for daily usage. At lower settings, users can expect around three hours of gaming on a single charge, similar to the Steam Deck’s battery life. It remains to be seen how well the Kun performs in real-world usage scenarios.
In terms of performance, the Ayaneo Kun features an AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor with integrated Radeon 780M graphics. To address concerns about overheating during intensive gaming sessions, Ayaneo has incorporated a new “KUNPeng” heat dissipation system. This system is designed to keep the device at optimal temperatures, ensuring smooth gameplay even during demanding tasks. Additionally, Ayaneo has made several smaller yet significant improvements, such as an optimized grip sensation for larger screen handhelds, a new floating eight-directional D-pad, face recognition technology, and a customizable back button. The built-in folding stand adds convenience and versatility to the device.
The Ayaneo Kun will be available in three attractive colors: Silver Wing, Black Feather, and White Silk. Prices start at $999 for Early Bird buyers during the Indiegogo campaign, with a retail price of $1,129. The base model comes with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. For those seeking a higher configuration, the maximum option offers a whopping 64GB RAM and 4TB storage, priced at $1,699 for Early Bird buyers and $1,809 for Indiegogo’s retail price. The official retail price for this configuration is set at $1,949. Global shipping is expected to commence in mid-October, allowing gaming enthusiasts around the world to get their hands on the highly anticipated Kun.
In conclusion, Ayaneo’s Kun handheld gaming PC is poised to make a strong impression in the market. With its large and bright display, powerful processor, and innovative features, it promises an immersive gaming experience. The availability of different color options and various configurations caters to a wide range of gamers. As pre-orders begin in early September, gaming enthusiasts eagerly await the arrival of the Ayaneo Kun, eager to take their gaming on the go to the next level.